Best of Valley of Fire State Park
Dogs Welcome on the trails
Valley of Fire State Park is a little over an hour away from the Las Vegas, and is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada. The park sign at the visitor center tells a little about how the park was prematurally dedicated on Easter Sunday in 1934.
If you only have one day to explore the park you can still see the highlights and go on a couple of hikes.
The park is around 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone located in the Mojave desert. Best time to visit is from October to around March when the temperatures are pretty mild and if you do go in the summer months, be prepared for the heat since most trails have very little shade.
The park has two main roads, Valley of Fire Highway that runs west to east in the southern part of the park and Mouse’s Take Road or White Domes Road which goes up into the jagged red rocks and will take you to the star of the park, the Fire Wave.
There is camping available but it’s frist comeIf you are a Nevada resident the cost is only $10, everyone else it’s $15.