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Review of Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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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“Super place close to Vegas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is an amazing place to visit. It only costs $10.00 for one person and $20.00 for a car load. And there are some outstanding and unique things to see. Go first to the visitor center and get the detailed map and it will guide you along the route. Look for the Poodle Rock (just past arch rock) and if you get in just the right place you can see light through it's eye. Also dont miss the colored rocks at sundown. It's a little walk about 3miles round trip but well worth it...bet there a couple hours before sundown for the best photos. Bring a tripod as the light can be low if overcast. This is a gem of a place and well worth the drive.

Visited January 2013
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Stratford, Canada
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“Just Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Well worth the short drive North of Las Vegas.Just under an hour. Beautiful reddish -orange rock formations in the middle of the desert.There is a fair amount of regional history to go along with this National Park site s0o a visit to the information centre is worth the stop. Apparently it was the first National Park established by the federal Government so it has been protected longer than any other park. Don't miss it. There is much more to Las Vegas than the Casino's and the Strip.

Visited December 2012
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Barre, VT
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“Petroglyphs at Last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I have wanted to see petroglyphs since I first hear about them in second grade. Finally, at 63, I had the chance! As a Vermonter I am not used to the heat that we found in late September, but once on the trail to Mouse's Tank we found it much cooler and totally accessable. The three of us were almost always on our own in the 1/2 mile canyon...often even losing sight of each other...which gave us the feeling of being in another time. It was wonderful!

The trail bed is sandy with hidden rocks. Take your time. Bring water. Watch your step. Stand in one place for a few minutes as soak in all the lies around you.

Limited time in the park gave us plenty of reasons to return!

Visited September 2012
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Venice, California
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“amazing red rock wilderness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

The sandstone rocks are eroded, forming strange shapes. There are dozens and dozens of petroglyphs, ancient writings of the native people who lived here. It's a small park and there are great things to see from the east to west entrances. My advice is to hike Mouse's Tank, a easy 1/2 mile hike that will get you up close and personal with these wonderful rock formations and petroglyphs. About 1 hour from Las Vegas.

Visited January 2013
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Caythorpe, United Kingdom
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“On a par with Red Rock Canyon.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was our first visit and will not be our last. Took about 45/55 minutes to get to the the park from LV, but well worth the time and energy. Another scenic drive, absolutely excellent views and the difference in all the colours of the geological formations are stunning. As with all drives of this nature, take time to get out and walk and take in the sights and the peace of this place, compares so well as a contrast to LV. One small observation, make sure you back track if you arrived at the park from the I15, if you leave the park from the other end, you will go into the Lake Mead area and have to pay another $10 park entrance fee. We only did the drive, but for the more energetic of you, park and hike!
Again superb value $10 for the car with 5 occupants. Excellent and must see.

Visited December 2012
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