Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park, Overton: Address, Phone Number, Valley of Fire State Park Reviews: 5/5

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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Christine A
10 contributions
You must visit if you're in Vegas! Blew me away
Sep 2021
This National Park is breathtaking and so much better than Red Rocks. I'm so glad I went. I expected to spend 2 hours and ended spending 7. Each site area was unique and had it's own trail filled with different rock shapes and colors - oh the colors Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Black.. and the 4K year old Petroglyphs were humbling and forever memorable
Written 21 September 2021
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JamiK2484
1 contribution
Amazing hike - breathtaking
Sep 2021 • Friends
This adventure was the absolute best thing to do while in Vegas!! And Max was hands down the most amazing guide EVER!! He was full of information and so personable and just real. He made us feel comfortable with some of the rock climbing we had to do (we did the 6am experienced hike.) Without Max this hike wouldn’t be what it was. So a huge shout out to him! But the hikes were great. We saw a couple different areas with the history. The colors are unreal and the rock structure were breathtaking. We saw a few lizards and longhorn sheep. Thank you Hiking Loves LV for the great tour guide and an amazing adventure for us to do while down here.
Written 13 September 2021
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Sharon C
Newtown, PA32 contributions
Hmmm...just OK...and WAY too hot
Sep 2021
I'm sorry. I read the reviews and was kind of let down on this one.
To be fair, we were finishing up a trip of the Mighty 5 and had just been overwhelmed by gorgeous views and experiences, so maybe if we had gone here first my review would have been better. The Pteryoglphs were really cool.
But it really just didn't live up to the hype for us.
Pink Canyon and the Fire Wave were both closed (which are the 2 main things we wanted to see).
"Elephant Rock", "Seven Sisters" and "Rainbow Vista" are stretches IMHO.
And they must have had a staffing issue because no one was in the Visitor Center or entrance to answer questions.
Maybe if the above circumstaces were different and it wasn't 100 degrees it would have been OK. But I was underwhelmed.
Written 12 September 2021
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HollySaville
Columbus, GA12 contributions
I wish we had more time here and we will be going back.
Mar 2021 • Family
This place is a little gem not far from Vegas and we did not plan enough time here. We started our day heading to Utah to visit a slot canyon. We stopped in Little Jamaica (a swimming hole) on our way back and ended the day here at Valley of Fire for the most gorgeous sunset! The orange colors light up against the blue sky and it was unbelievably beautiful. I have three boys who loved climbing and hiking and the hikes were moderate to easy. We stopped at Atlatl rock and hiked around it for a bit and went on the the wave. We ended up going the wrong direction and although we missed the wave, ( a big reason to return!), we still saw some amazing scenery. We cut our losses and went on to The White Domes trail and ended the day with something none of us will ever forget. We will return because this is such an easy ride and you get some awesome views!
Written 7 September 2021
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travelingAnthony
Hampstead, NC36 contributions
THE place to go for a desert park
Mar 2021
The national park committee needs a swift kick in the butt; how they're not designating this place a national park is beyond me. Perhaps the locals want a lower profile in remaining a state park for traffic mitigation, who knows, but this place blows away Death Valley.
Within a few hours of my mid-morning arrival, I had seen an amazing blend of desert scenery and historical carvings. Go, and see all that this manageable park has to offer, especially White Domes Trail, Mouse's Tank Trail and Atlatl Rock. There were mountain goats on the way.
Don't skip the visitor's center. It is fantastic, probably the best I've come across.
By afternoon, right from this park, I high-tailed it to Death Valley and there was no comparison. After my experiences here, Death Valley was a huge let down. If you only have time for one place, Valley of Fire is the place to go. You have no reason to trust me but trust me anyway.
Written 28 August 2021
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thesupplyguy1
Niles, MI97 contributions
Superb state park offering amazing views!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lots so see here in this park. Petroglyphs were super to see, some of which had sadly been defaced by low IQ visitors. The seven sisters was neat to see and the overlook hike was worth the view. Some of the really neat stuff is limited due to the heat but I understand and appreciate the park staff looking out for those who might not be used to the extreme heat. Bring your camera and lots of water for the best experience!
Written 14 August 2021
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AjayJM
Plano, TX161 contributions
Super park
Jul 2021
We only learned after we arrived in Vegas, that Valley of Fire State park is number 1 thing to do in Nevada. And we were not disappointed. The drive from Vegas is about an hour. As one enters, skip the road for Atlatl rock and natural arch, head straight to bee hives. It was amazing experience. We went to visitor centre in afternoon and it was kind of small museum. Plus had nice rest room and cold water facility which was extremely helpful in the summer heat. We then visited
rainbow vista and were amazed by the color formations. This was followed by seven sisters and then finally white domes. On our return back, visited the Atlalt rock and were impressed with how nicely the stairs to see the petroglyph were done.
Written 25 July 2021
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Thetravelertoday
Atlanta, GA83 contributions
Beautiful and quet
Jul 2021
Cool place. Not too far away to get too. Beautiful landscape. If you are a nature person, definitely check this out. Bring water! It gets quite warm. Very picture friendly. If you are a hiker, definitely has some cool stuff to check out. Note: if you like to drive swoopy roads, take the east exit and then south back to Lake Las Vegas. Fun road to drive.
Written 17 July 2021
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Bobby760
Keller, TX146 contributions
Must see! Beautiful!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We were driving from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City and someone recommended we stop here. So glad we did. It was hot, but nice park to drive through and grab pictures and do real short walks and see most everything. It took a few hours to do that, but was worth it. Nice folks who work at gate and visitor center too.
Written 13 July 2021
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laln1979
Phoenix, AZ90 contributions
Must Do!
Jul 2021
It's worth the visit. Place is amazing, about 4 miles from the entrance there is the visitor center with information, and a store with goodies and souvenirs. Excellent stop to continue the route through the Valley. Important to know, if you are going hiking is not recommended to do it when temp is 95 degrees or more.
Written 11 July 2021
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