Valley of Fire State Park is gorgeous and there's a new reason to go there - the Fire Wave trail.
It's not on the brochures yet but there's a sign for it at parking lot #3 at the trail head. I learned about it when I asked the woman collecting the entrance fee for her favorite hike and she responded "The Wave." Didn't see it on the brochure or the map on the wall at the Visitor Center so I asked the woman working in the gift shop and she told us how to find it.
One you get to parking lot #3 it's easy to find the beginning of the trail. When you get to the end of the trail it looks somewhat like the periphery around the Wave in Arizona. (I assume that this trail is named after that area.) While it's not as stunning as its namesake - it's still absolutely beautiful. It's also only one mile round trip, it's very easy to follow the trail, and you drive down a paved road to the trail head. Definitely wear hiking shoes as it is uneven. Mostly rock but some sand.
It's full sun so bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. It was in the low 60s and I felt warm wearing jeans and a short sleeved shift.
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