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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  • Jazz Gumbo
    London, United Kingdom827 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 20 June 2023
  • Diane K
    Wallingford, Pennsylvania1,224 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Hooked_on_travel77
    Franklin, North Carolina3,159 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • DontStopExploring
    Winnipeg, Canada1,223 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 10 August 2023
  • dwright14
    Barrie, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing park and scenery!
    This was an amazing park that we visited when we were driving from Vegas to Page, Arizona. It could be done as a day trip from Las Vegas though. The scenery is amazing and there are lots to see just off the highway if you don't want to hike too far or if it is hot (as it was when we were there in August). There are also some longer hikes that would be beautiful for cooler months of the year or if you can stand the heat better than we could! Highly recommend a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Sherry R
    Coldwater, Ohio30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Park
    We stopped here on our drive from Zion to Las Vegas and were so happy we did! A lot of beautiful views can be seen just driving through the park but there are many nice stops/hikes as well. A few trails were closed due to summer heat but many were still open and we really enjoyed the one we chose (Rainbow Vista). It isn’t a very large park so you can see a lot in a short period of time, but could easily spend the day as well. Would definitely go back and recommend visiting if you are passing through.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • runner24
    Orlando, Florida1,833 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be sure you have correct CASH as they don't make change and don't take American Express!
    I drove all the way here from Vegas just to encounter a rude park ranger who firmly said cash only ($15) and she couldn't make the change. "Will you take AMX I asked"? "No", she says. "Just correct change". As I only had $20, I asked if I could just give her $20 as I would have to drive all the way back to the city. She could have cared less and it showed in her attitude. Anyway, she reluctantly decided she would make a $5 donation to the park (or something like that). First, if you're going to ask for cash, shouldn't you be able to make the change? Second, many of us use AMX exclusively and are use to some merchants objecting to the processing fees. I get it but many just add a small percentage for it's use. Third, and this is the most important. This person needs to go to customer service school. Drive all the way back to Vegas? Not even the slightest concern to her. The park is fine once you get past the attitude.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
  • 10ringtraveler
    Alpine, California668 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip
    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
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
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Keith863
Milpitas, CA19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Pro's:
Magnificent red rock desert landscapes and slot canyon type formations, just beautiful (5 stars)

Con's:
Traffic entering park, 1.5 hours around 11am, log-jam on the main road trying to enter park, some little guy with an attitude running the booth about to have a mental breakdown (0 Stars)
Written 29 May 2024
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pat c
Broadview Heights, OH115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
What a gorgeous state park. The weather was very hot. Take lots of water if you go in May or anytime in the summer. The few hikes that were open were not that great. I'd rather come back and do the Fire Wave hike and White Dome Hike. But you can just drive and follow the map. Most of the sites are right off the road. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 28 May 2024
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Kate7mom
Eldon, MO244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Had some extra time before flying out of Vegas so stopped here around noon. Long & slow road to arrive at the actual park. Then… had to wait in line for about a half hour as the ticket both only had one lane. Cars from NV are $10 & other cars are $15. More for larger vehicles, etc.
It was very well laid out. You will want to wear good tennis shoes or boots as such trails have you walking in lots of deep sand. Some of the roads throughout the park are a little worn but drove fine. Lots of fun & definitely a hidden gem!
Written 25 May 2024
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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 8 May 2024
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FarAway27315876759
13 contributions
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 7 May 2024
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Carol F
Tampa, FL144 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 27 April 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 17 April 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 10 April 2024
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Heather
Las Vegas, NV1,185 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 10 April 2024
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1RaiderFan
Schenectady, NY672 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 7 April 2024
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