The Best Hiking Trails to Visit While at Valley of Fire State Park

Rare | 8/1/2019 | Moriah Gill
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If the prospect of gambling doesn’t intrigue you and you’ve seen the Hoover Dam one too many times, consider hopping on over to check out the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada’s the Mojave Desert. The park consists of sand dunes evaporated from an evaporated inland sea eroded and shaped by wind over centuries.

No, it isn’t actually on fire, like some places, thankfully. The name comes from the red Aztec sandstone rock formations that make up the park. When the sun hits the red rock it looks like the valley is on fire because of the brightness and pigmentation of the rocks. The Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is the perfect day trip away from the city. There’s plenty to do in its 150 million-year-old, 40,000 plus acreage an hour from Las Vegas.

Outdoor - Adventurers - Photographers - Nature - Enthusiasts

Outdoor adventurers, photographers and nature enthusiasts alike find something to enjoy here, at Nevada’s first state park. The park is open sunrise to sunset every day with a small entrance fee for $10 per car. If you intend to camp in one of the 3 campgrounds the cost is $20. But, if you decide to go in the summer, be careful since there can be heavy thunderstorms despite it being desert. The Vally of Fire visitor center is open 8:30am-4:30pm with the necessities restrooms, water fountains, water for sale and some snacks and park guides.

Here are a few Valley of Fire must-see spots:

Fire - Wave - Trail - Arizona - Wave

The Fire Wave trail is similar to Arizona’s “The Wave” with its pink and white-painted looking streaks. Fire wave has a bowl-shaped depression with just a couple of rising points covered with way lines. The trail is a 1.5-mile round trip with 175 feet of elevation change. The fun thing about this trail is that it is a newer trail in Valley of...
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