Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
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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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  • Neal
    Henderson, Nevada8 contributions
    Beautiful park with easy short hikes
    The hidden gem of the area and much less crowded that Red Rocks and a lot prettier. Mainly 100 to 200 tall rock outcroppings of red and some other rocks. The small park is on one side of a valley on a road between I 15 and Lake Mead. Only one 11 mile dead end road into the park with several short hikes to viewing points or about a mile loop trails. Nothing very strenuous but are some steep sections. There is a small welcome center with water, working bathrooms and snacks, no real food. Loads of outhouses at the parking pullouts. You can easily see the park in a day, is only an hour north of Vegas on I-15. This is a state park so there is a fee. There is also a fee to enter Lake Mead Park south of the VOF. It can get very hot there in the afternoons in the summer.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 14, 2022
  • Alohaforlife
    Louisville, Kentucky21 contributions
    Beautiful Valley of Fire
    About an hour outside of Las Vegas and definitely worth the trip. We were there for about 3 hours and hiked 2 full trails and looked around a couple of others. The landscape and the trails were otherworldly. The best day we had on our trip to Vegas. Stopped at In and Out for lunch and then headed to the Valley of Fire. If your family likes hiking and scrambling over rocks- GO
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 22, 2022
  • Mommy1Indiana
    Scottsburg, Indiana282 contributions
    Gorgeous park!
    I've heard people say this should be a national park and while I don't think it's large enough to handle that kind of traffic, it should not be missed nonetheless! There is a state park fee to enter, a nice visitors center, and several neat stops. We stopped at the Beehives, the Arch, and then hiked the White Domes, Fire Wave, and Seven Wonders Trails, all in just a few hours. They are only open from sunrise to sunset. There could be better signage when crossing the road for the Seven Wonders Trail, as nothing indicates where the trail goes at the road. The views are absolutely gorgeous!! Just an hour from Vegas and definitely worth it! They also have campgrounds.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written December 22, 2022
  • Jill R
    Rowlett, Texas153 contributions
    Stunningly Gorgeous
    Wow! Valley of Fire SP is stunningly gorgeous! It's not far from Las Vegas and well worth the drive. The views are amazing. Fire Wave is spectacular but so is the rest of the park. My family and I really enjoyed our visit. We arrived fairly early in the morning and did not have any parking issues. Since it is December, the temperature was very comfortable as well. I highly recommend visiting this park!
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 29, 2022
  • phvi2617
    Anaheim, California509 contributions
    Cool geology near Vegas
    Valley of Fire is only about an hour outside of Las Vegas, but it's a world away in terms of scenery. There are a number of short trails that take you up close to the awesome geology. I started with the White Domes Trail, a 1-mile hike that includes a small slot canyon. The trail to the famous Fire Wave is a little longer and more popular. There is a nice visitor center, and you might even be able to spot bighorn sheep from the road. Weather was very pleasant in winter, but I don't think I'd come here in the summer.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 31, 2022
  • Gayle B
    Cumming, Georgia237 contributions
    WOW! What an unexpected treat!!
    We were in Vegas for a few days over the holidays and wanted to take a little day trip, so I found this online. We went with no real expectation but to get out of the city for a while. WOW! What an unexpected treat!! This hidden gem is amazing! The views are awesome! There are tons of areas to hike and picnic. Unlike many where the rocks are back away from you, here you are in them and on them. It was cold and rainy when we went so we would love to go back in the spring or fall (don't recommend hiking there in the summer but even driving through is still awesome!).
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 4, 2023
  • Matthew M
    Farmington, New York263 contributions
    Maybe the best thing about Vegas
    Don't have much to add to all the other great reviews but it is really cool and a must-do if in Vegas. We did it between Zion and Death Valley but if one was staying in Vegas it would be an even greater treat. Really cool and unique landscape for someone not from the area and very close to Vegas.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 4, 2023
  • Jeanne C
    20 contributions
    Beautiful State Park, highly recommend!
    One of our favorite places to visit near Las Vegas. We are not hikers, and this BEAUTIFUL state park has many gorgeous places to see without hiking, and many trails for hikers. We would totally go back again if we find ourselves in the area.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 6, 2023
  • OKFunintheSun
    Tulsa, Oklahoma151 contributions
    BOOK THE TRIP!
    Worth the trip! We flew to vegas and rented a car and it totally gave me the WOW I was looking for. Must see! Easy hikes. All and all it was an amazing experience. We went in the early afternoon it was not busy.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2023
  • Floridabeacbum
    Orlando, Florida218 contributions
    Another planet outside of Vegas...
    WOW! We absolutely loved this park. We took 4 teen girls (17yrs-19yrs) and we could barely get them to leave. This is a beautiful and interesting park with areas that make you feel like you are on another planet. It is only 50 miles outside Vegas and makes for an easy day trip. We woke up early and grabbed coffee and breakfast and set out for the day. The big mistake was that we did not bring any food or snacks. Make sure you stock up on food, and drinks in Vegas. We spent 5 hours or so in the park and then headed to Hoover Dam. On the way, we drove through another nature area but I cannot remember the name of it. I believe it was another state park of some sort or recreation area. We went out a different entrance when leaving Valley of Fire. Since sunset was 5-6ish we arrived at Hoover when it was almost dark. We really wanted to see the sunset in Valley of Fire but there wasn't time to do both and I am glad we did not make the trip to Hoover in the dark. We did not want to do any long strenous hikes in the park and it was a breeze to see lots of things without doing that. You could easily bring an older family member and they could enjoy a lot just from the car ride. Of course if you love long hikes you will have plenty of options to do them. They have a small gift shop with clean bathrooms inside the park. We were there in December. The weather was cool and beautiful but I would dress in layers this time of year. If you are trying to choose between Red Rock and Valley of Fire. Choose Valley of Fire. BUT if you can do both....go to Red Rock first and then Valley Of Fire. We enjoyed Red Rock and spent a few hours there one day to get off the strip for a while. Don't try and do them both in one day. Although technically you could.... but it will make for a VERY long day and they are in opposite directions.
    Visited December 2022
    Written February 2, 2023
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Doug Parker
Jacksonville, FL182 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
This is my second time hiking the park, and it was terrific in the fall: less heat and fewer people. We got great photos on Rainbow Vista and the bee hive trails. Bring plenty of water and comfortable shoes. Trail heads are right off the road.
Written November 25, 2023
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WonderingButterfly
United States28 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Solo
This place is beyond breathtaking. It is possible to spend hours here and not fully experience the beauty. Every turn reveals something indescribable. One thing to note is that there is no Wifi out here, so plan accordingly. I made sure to download the trails that I want to hike and always stay on the paths. It is very easy to get turned around and lost.
Written November 18, 2023
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Belinda H
New York City, NY94 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place for a day trip from Vegas. It’s only an hour away by car and you feel like you’re taken into a different world. There are some great easy hikes with beautiful scenery, and we spent 4 hours there. Our favorite was the fire wave, but the white domes were also cool!
Written November 14, 2023
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TKMags
Levittown, PA16 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Excellent hiking. We took the stairs to the petroglyphs. Did two hikes. Saw bighorn sheeps sunning and grazing. Great visitor center.
Written November 14, 2023
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NrthrnGurlEh
CANADA EH!137 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Beautiful drive with plenty of places to stop and view/hike. Variations of rock and colour was amazing! Take the time to do the full drive, including off the beaten path. Every road is something different. All pics taken looked like a painted backdrop. A must see when in Nevada.
Written October 30, 2023
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L A J
33 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
One of the MOST BEAUTIFUL state parks I have ever seen! It was a beautiful sunny clear day when my husband and I decided to visit the park. We hiked to Mouse's Tank which was really cool. A sign tells you why it is called Mouse's Tank. We also hiked the Rainbow Vista trail. I think that one had petroglyphs which were fascinating to see. We saw the Beehives when we came into the park but there were too many people taking pictures so we didn't stop there. My favorite hike was the approximately 2 mile Seven Wonders Loop hike through the Pink Canyon and to the Fire Wave. Such beautiful colors everywhere! There are two parking lots for this hike and you can hike the loop in either direction. If you hike in a clockwise direction you will see the Fire Wave first then onto the Pink Canyon.
You will then cross the road and continue hiking through beautiful landscape of sandstone and rock. This will take you back to the parking lot. We started the hike close to 1 pm and it did get quite hot so make sure you take water and take time to rest if you need to. We got pretty tired towards the end. FYI my husband and I are both in our early 60s. Also, make sure you follow the metal poles marked with yellow paint to guide you back to the parking lot. Thank goodness someone who had just hiked the Seven Wonders Loop told us this or otherwise we would have wandered off trail and might still be there! We spent several hours at this park and did not get to see everything, so we are looking forward to going back. Totally worth the visit!
Written October 23, 2023
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GK S
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Couples
We sat for 1/2 hour in a line (only 8-10 vehicles ahead of us) to pay to enter. It took 30 minutes to admit 4-5 of those vehicles. So three of us in different vehicles decided to walk up and see what the process was like and read any available instructions in case we could expedite the process. The park ranger in the booth told us people were not engaging him in lengthy conversations as they paid. It was simply his computer was so slow that it took that long to check in one car and collect $15. As we were waiting, another 10 to 15 vehicles approached on the road behind us and got in the line. Sadly, we u-turned and baled on seeing Valley of Fire. It took almost half an hour on the narrow winding road from I 15 to the park entrance So, roundtrip and sitting in line was almost 1 1/2 hours wasted. Sad.

PS--We had tried to purchase a day pass online in advance but the online system would kick us into an area to purchase overnight camp sites. And when we arrived, we did not see a way that cars with a pass could have gone around this line anyway.

Written October 10, 2023
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michaelg999969
Pittsburgh, PA228 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Beautiful scenery just a little over an hour outside of Vegas. Several hiking trails, all of them with different things to see. Highly recommend Mouse's Trap and Fire Wave. Definitely a great day trip outside of all of the craziness.
Written October 6, 2023
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10ringtraveler
Alpine, CA662 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Another stop here while visiting las vegas, I've been here several times with my son's as they were growing up. Today was my first visit with my daughter in law, and most importantly my grand daughter! Although she is to young to appreciate the park in its entirety she did get to see a few sheep on one of out hikes. Watching her stare and smile was a highlight!
We took a few hikes, and saw some scenic lookouts, stopped at the very informative visitor center and talked to a few of the very helpful staff. We had a great day the park is clean, scenic and a wonderful place to visit
Written October 5, 2023
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clockdoc852
Mars, PA13 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic views of nature and culture. The trails were terrific and actually saw a few desert rams among the rocks and a desert tortoise.
Written October 1, 2023
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