Valley of Fire State Park | Travel

Valley of Fire State Park | Travel | Alaina Ann Photography While in Las Vegas for a work convention, I decided to take a short drive north to Valley of Fire State Park. After moving from Arizona, I was craving a day of hiking and exploring in the desert :)

Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park. Open all year and only six miles from the beautiful Lake Mead area makes this a must see location while visiting Las Vegas.

Valley of Fire State Park | Travel | Alaina Ann Photography

Recommended Hikes
  • Balancing Rock - a quick trail to the balancing rock formation.
  • Fire Wave Trail - 1.5 mile, round-trip, hike to one of the most popular rocks in the park!
  • Mouse's Tank - this hike takes you through the natural basin between the rocks. You will pass many petroglyphs during this half mile hike.
  • Prospect Trail - this 4.6 mile trail, one way, offers a more rugged hike with some rock scrambling along the way.
  • Rainbow Vista Trail - this one mile trail is a great choice for getting a closer look at the surrounding desert landscape.
  • White Domes - a one mile scenic trail offering views of the contrasting colors in the sandstone formations.

Valley of Fire State Park | Travel | Alaina Ann Photography

Recommended Pullouts {Beautiful Views} and Stops
  • Arch Rock - this area provides views of Arch Rock and Piano Rock, two very neat rock formations in the park!
  • Atlatl Rock - a short walk will provide you with a close look at petroglyphs on the rocks.
  • Beehives - this pullout offers a close look at unusual sandstone formations, nicknamed beehives.
  • Fire Canyon/Silica Dome - an overlook of both featured locations within the park.
  • Rainbow Vista - a beautiful, panoramic view of the rainbow colored sandstone formations.

Have you been to Valley of Fire? If so, I would love to hear your recommendations for visiting the park!

Valley of Fire State Park | Travel | Alaina Ann Photography