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“amazing beauty, an hour from the Las Vegas Strip”

Valley of Fire State Park
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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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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This beautiful state park is well worth the day trip from Las Vegas. It's truly spectacular -- a geological wonderland great for sightseeing, hiking, climbing and scrambling. The geology is mainly the remains of eroded ancient seabeds, which leave us with incredibly beautiful and colorful sedimentary rock formations.

You can easily spend hours at each of the main sights and stops in the Park, just exploring or taking any of the many hikes. The Visitor Center is quite nice, with excellent exhibits about the geology, early to modern human habitation, ecosystem, and wildlife.

One particularly lovely and easy hike is the 1.2 mile loop from the White Column trailhead. One highlight is the very narrow slot canyon through which this hike winds. But anywhere in the Park you'll see beautiful sights in the geology, on a large scale and in the small scale details of individual formations and even individual rocks.

My wife, son and I were here when the high was 70, which I imagine is vastly more pleasant than when it's 115.

2  Thank JerryR10
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I had never heard of this park until last week, but I cannot understand why it isn't more famous. Honestly, the beauty of this park rivals that of the red rock in Sedona. We drove to the park from Vegas this past Saturday and enjoyed a nice day of hiking and sightseeing. The wave of fire is a MUST DO hike if you're in the area. After a day or two in Vegas, anyone can enjoy the natural beauty and serenity that characterize this park.

A few tips, wear light weight shoes since the hikes are on sand, wear sunscreen and a hat, and take your own water as it isn't available at most sites.

Thank coconino1
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This place is really cool for hiking and exploring the red sandstone rocks! It's exotic landscape is picture perfect, especially during sunset.

Only $10 per vehicle. Picnic tables are available around the site. There numerous hiking routes for all levels. Many sites are right off the road, with no hiking required.

It's only an hour drive from Las Vegas, and definitely worth the trip. The whole drive itself is beautiful and scenic.

Check out more pics and my story here:

http://www.heyoj.com/2013/01/do-you-dare-wander-into-valley-of-fire.html

Thank Olena J
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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The beauty of the landscape is difficult to put into words. It is more beautiful than I could have imagined - long, scenic drives coupled with vistas as far as your eye can see.

We went on a weekday and there were not many tourists. It is a photographer's dream; I could set up my tripod as much as I wanted!

1  Thank Psy1ocke
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

About an hours drive from LV (easy, up the freeway) to this State Park. Very interesting scenery, a number of places to park and go for a walk - make sure when you enter the park and pay the entry fee you ask for a (free) map!

Thank evelyninhouston
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