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“Superb side trip from Las Vegas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park
Interstate 15 at Highway 169, Exit 75, Overton, NV 89040
702 397 2088
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Overton
Type: Deserts, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Hiking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. The park is open all year.
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“Superb side trip from Las Vegas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

An hour's drive from Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire is a wonderful break from the city. For $10, you can visit stunning rock formations and petroglyphs. Try to go when it is sunny so you can have the light on the red rocks. Wear decent shoes for walking. I did not have proper shoes, so I missed out on some things. However, if you are not mobile, the drive itself is gorgeous and worth the trip.

Visited February 2013
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“This is a must see - add it to your bucket list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Power and water at sites 24 and up with level pads at most sites. This is a first come first served campground but there were lots of open sites even on the weekend. The sites are really big and have covered tables and fire rings. Dump station is available on the way out. Very beautiful scenery and great hikes.

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“A Side Trip Worth Taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Valley of Fire State Park is about 25 minutes away from Las Vegas and well worth the time and drive. Mark sure to ask for a map at the entrance or they will not give it to you. Entrace fee is $10.00. A good 1/2 day trip and taking a picnic lunch would be fun. Several hiking areas and turn out areas. We hiked back to Petroglyphs in the Mouse's Tank canyon ( a 1/2 mile round trip) but hiking to the end is not worth the time unless you like to climb down to see the natural basin. Go the whole route from west through the east entrance and then toward Hoover Dam but turn back to Vegas turn off and save Hoover dam for another day.

Visited January 2013
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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

great drive, wonderful rock formation. its all red even the ground and if you are visiting during winter it will be a bit chilly. the colour contrast of the flora and the rocks and the desert shrubs is breadth taking. very nice drive, smooth. we also saw the reflection of the setting sun on the far mountain range in midst of the clouds. it more appeared like golden. amazing

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful color, textures...mesmerizing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Valley of Fire is about an hour's drive out of Las Vegas. Worth it! I could have stayed there for a full day or more, and I'm a Celtic girl who abhors all things hot and dry! Visiting in winter was the perfect time. The sandstones have been sculptured by rain and wind into fantastic shapes, including "beehives" and arches, and being free to walk most anywhere was delightful. Mouse's Tank is a *must* walk; the petroglyphs in the park were created about 4,000 years ago and to see all of that history up close was wonderful. It's surprising how many colors there are in the desert! I will certainly visit again.

Visited January 2013
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