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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Ruthsmum
    214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting area to drive through
    There are a lot of impressive arid landscapes in the area and, to be fair, this one doesn't offer the sheer scale or drama of many of the others. Nevertheless there is plenty to see with a range of rock features and colours. We had to drive this way; it's worth taking a bit of time here rather than just racing through.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Melaney68
    Chesapeake Beach, Maryland10,883 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We finally made it- definitely worth it!
    After many visits to Vegas we finally decided to take time to visit this state park. Be sure to get a map at the entrance to the park because there are a lot of dead end stopping points and you should make a plan. The visitor’s center has restrooms and water and a basic gift shop. We were so impressed with the rock formations and the photos we were able to take. Fire Wave was our favorite stop hands down.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Louis H
    Atlanta, Georgia634 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great state park for adventure
    Great place for adventure. Went here on my way from Vegas to Zion and my car rental agent recommended this park. It’s laid out similar to Arches NP where you drive from formation to formation. There are tons of places to stop and hike and enjoy so everyone isn’t jamming into one place like Zion or Yosemite. I really liked the White Domes area. There are a lot of spots to Boulder. The fire wave was closed but there were plenty of other good spots. It was in the mid 90s so the park employees said they wanted to reduce the number of people hiking and getting dehydrated.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Kendall M
    Columbiana, Ohio135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    My husband and I visited the park while in Las Vegas for a few days and it was stunning. The photos you see online do not do it justice. It is like being on another planet. We got in for free due to Nevada state parks day but I think it’s $15 per car which is reasonable. We spent 3 hours here driving through the park but there are hiking trails also. It was just too hot to hike the day we went. The have a nice visitors center and a small gift shop with souvenirs and snacks. The roads were really well maintained and signage was adequate when trying to find something. We would love to go back and definitely recommend this park!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Jazz Gumbo
    London, United Kingdom828 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent National Park.
    What a fabulous place this was, we stopped expecting to stay an hour or so & break our journey from Vegas to Zion, instead we were here about 4/5 hours. A place for hikes & or just taking in the views. A very lovely place & stunning views. If you think you are going to just pop in, be prepared for a longer stop than anticipated!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Diane K
    Wallingford, Pennsylvania1,230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery
    My daughter heard about this place and was eager to see. We drove the main road through the park and saw some amazing scenery. The park was on the honor system after 430pm and admission was they had an envelope for the admission fee. Amazing if people so it. I paid the $10 because I had no idea of anyone was checking. The visitors center was closed when we arrived but restrooms were decent. The trail was beautiful and we enjoyed driving through.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Hooked_on_travel77
    Franklin, North Carolina3,169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding park. Even a ram was seen.
    Gorgeous rock formations and delightful views. Easy driving and a park that should not be missed. It was $15 per car in May 2023. Even an arch can be seen, plus this is where one of the Star Trek movies was filmed. You can see the spot of the surrounding landscape. It's all quite familiar if you watch the movie before visiting here. There is wildlife here as well and we saw a ram on the rocks (see photos).
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • E L
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great park with great hikes.
    Park is driver friendly. Make sure to stop at the visitor center for interesting and informative displays. The rock formations are beautiful and well worth spending a day. Hikes are relatively short, though with some elevation changes. Keep and eye out for bighorn!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Bmama
    Pennsylvania15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning scenery.
    Beautiful State Park even with quite a few trails closed. We went on one of the hottest days and started at the visitor center and filled our water bottles. Drove through amazing views and then did a short hike through Petroglyph canyon. Stunning. Drove through the park and stopped at a few photo stops. Went back to the visitor center for and refilled our water bottles and had lunch. Finished driving though the park and did a short hike to elephant rock. Absolutely beautiful and worth it even with most of the trails closed we really wanted to do.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • DontStopExploring
    Winnipeg, Canada1,139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Valley of Fire State Park
    This is an amazing state park and definitely worth a detour from Vegas or a stop on your road trip! The park isn't terribly big so you could experience it in just a couple of hours, or if you want to do lots of hikes, you could spend a couple of days. We spent the day here. In the park, there's a few scenic drives, ancient petroglyphs, and beautiful rock formations all around, including a couple of arches. There's some amazing picnic spots too. If you plan ahead, pack a lunch to eat at 7 Sisters. There is a fantastic picnic site under the rocks. It's very cool. We only stopped in for a quick photo, but next time, we'll definitely have lunch there.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
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501Customer2012
Calgary, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Only an hour drive north of Vegas was absolutely breathtaking views of the desert, multiple colours and scenery. Highly recommend it for a day trip. We did explore every stop in just three hours - if you wanted to do more hiking probably take you a few more hours we just did the Mouse Tank trail which had very soft sand to hike in but really neat scenery.
Written May 8, 2024
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FarAway27315876759
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Beautiful park. Trails were kept very clean. We enjoyed our day walking all the trails, especially the White Domes trail, which was our favorite.
Written May 7, 2024
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Carol F
Tampa, FL146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Awesome state park! We loved all of the amazing views and the easy hikes to see more than one can from the road. We saw a big horn sheep near the natural arches trail. So cool!
Written April 27, 2024
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Heidi-ready-2-travel
Crystal Lake, IL2,461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great day trip.

Had a great experience at the park.
If you can, get there before 10:30 am as it gets busy. Long wait, just trying to get into the park.

Loved the fact that you can drive the park and see amazing things.

You can also park at different locations and see things like rock formations that can be climbed on, petryglyphs, natural arches, big horned sheep, and amazing drive.
Written April 17, 2024
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Sonia M
Sturbridge, MA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband and I really enjoyed this park and the hiking trails it offered.
No reservation for entry needed. I recommend going early if you are hiking to avoid the midday sun, and bring plenty of water. We enjoyed all of the Amazing views.
Written April 10, 2024
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Heather
Las Vegas, NV1,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The Valley of Fire is a beautiful, unworldly state park. There is such a diverse landscape, and it is absolutely worth the drive from Las Vegas or from anywhere else.
Written April 10, 2024
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1RaiderFan
Schenectady, NY670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Decided to go here while we were out in Las Vegas. So happy we made the trip. This park is spectacular and is nothing like we had ever seen coming from the East Coast. Colors and landscape were mind blowing. You just get immersed in there. You need to check this place out.
Written April 7, 2024
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Brandon B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This place is incredible. It offers beautiful scenery and plenty of hiking. The trails are marked well, and you can spread out on your own also. Entry fee is reasonable.
Written April 3, 2024
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scottfromerie
Erie, CO302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Here are a few tips for you before visiting the park.

We left from Las Vegas on a Wednesday around 7AM and arrived at the park around 8:30 or so. When we arrived, we were the only car at the entrance kiosk. I would highly recommend that you get there early. We left a little after 1 PM and there were probably 150 cars waiting to get in.

Once in the park, we drove directly to the fire wave/ white domes trail. Do this hike as soon as you get to the park in order to find parking. Also, you want to be there early enough to beat the heat. Bring plenty of water. Once you pass the visitor center, there is no water available. After you hike fire wave trail, go to Mouses Tank Trail. There you will see some petroglyphs and it’s a short hike.

While driving around, look for the desert big horn sheep. We were lucky enough to see them.

If this review was helpful, please let me know.
Written March 28, 2024
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NorthStar315886
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Well worth the drive from Vegas to take in the incredible views and scenery.
We walked a number of the trails provided - all pretty flat and 2 miles or less.
One recommendation would be to plan ahead for food - once you leave Las Vegas there are some basic snack/lunch options in the visitor centre but nothing much else (we used the West entrance).
Written March 15, 2024
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