We are renting a car for one day during a 4 day trip to vegas in August. We are planning on getting the rental car first thing in the morning and then driving to the valley of fire. I looked at a map and there are a ton of things to see there, but we are also trying to make a stop at the hoover dam so we really only have about 3 hours to spend there at the park. Has anyone done this loop?(vegas->valley of fire->hoover dam -> back to vegas. Should we hit the hoover dam first and then go to the valley of fire.
If you had only 3 spots to see at the valley of fire - what would they be?