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Valley of Fire State Park
Type: Active, Outdoor Activities, Parks
This grand geological park, located 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, is Nevada's oldest state park. Its brilliantly colored sandstone formations were generated from 150 million years of weathering in... Read More
This grand geological park, located 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, is Nevada's oldest state park. Its brilliantly colored sandstone formations were generated from 150 million years of weathering in the Mojave Desert. In fact, the park's name comes from the vibrant appearance of sunlight on the red rocks. Evidence of ancient trees and early man are found throughout the park in areas of petrified wood and 3,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. A visitor center acquaints folks to the on-site attractions. Seventy-two campsites are available for an additional fee (first-come, first served) and come equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms.
- Visitors Center: Daily 9am-4pm
- Park: Daily Sunrise-Sunset
Entry Per Vehicle $10
- Romantic Things to Do: "Be sure to bring your lunch and plenty of water as there aren't any stores or restaurants near the Valley of Fire. You'll find plenty of picnic areas sprinkled throughout the park."
- Parks: "The St. Thomas ghost town is just outside of the Valley of Fire off Northshore Road. Once covered by Lake Mead, the receding waters exposed the town's ruins in the early 2000s."