Valley of Fire State Park Panorama Video, Nevada

Trails / Map Topo Map Panorama Video | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Brochure and Map Valley of Fire State Park Panorama Video, Nevada – Overview As I explored Valley of Fire State Park following my Valley of Fire 6-Day Strategy, I was looking for the highest overlook where I could view the entire […]

Valley of Fire State Park Nevada 30 Waypoints

Trails / Map Topo Map 30 Waypoints | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Brochure and Map Here is a quick list of 30 waypoints in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Each waypoint is on one of the scenic drives in the park. Use this list for: A drive-through overview of Valley of Fire […]

Valley of Fire Park Exploration – 6 Day Strategy, Nevada

Trails / Map Topo Map 6 Day Strategy | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Brochure and Map I set out to systematically explore Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada in 5 or 6 days, given 6 1/2 hours per day (about 6:30am – 1:00pm). Feel free to follow my strategy or mix it […]

Rock Formations in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Trails / Map Topo Map Rock Formations | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Brochure and Map Eastern Petrified Logs Trail in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Tread lightly. Many precious souls have walked where you stand, and the very ground is holy. Valley of Fire Rock Formations Overview Entering Valley of Fire State […]

Petroglyphs in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Trails / Map Topo Map Petroglyphs | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Brochure and Map Valley of Fire Petroglyphs Overview and Research Some petroglyphs in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada may be found at the top of the Atlatl Rock staircase (found next to Arch Rock,shortly beyond the West entrance to the park), […]

Balancing Rock Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Balancing Rock is one of those weird rock formations in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, that appear to defy the laws of gravity and physics. How did the rock end up in that insane balancing position? What can we learn from balancing rock? From the Valley of Fire Visitor Center, the out and back trail to balancing rock is only about .2 miles so you don’t need to hike far to experience it and come up with your best theories! Click image or title above for more…

Charlie’s Spring Trail in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Charlies Spring Trail | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Charlie’s Spring Trail in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, was an unexpected amazing discovery. While the idea of a desert oasis is always inviting, I was expecting to travel down a flat desert wash with little variation all the way to the oasis. However, after the first few miles, the wash unexpectedly took a dive into a beautiful red rock canyon before reaching the oasis. Route description: About 8 miles RT; **Mostly Wilderness, No Trail** Click image or title above for more…

Fire Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Fire Canyon | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Fire Canyon in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada is, as the name indicates, a canyon of fiery red rock formations both forming the canyon walls and throughout the canyon. As you pass through the canyon, you’re for the most part walking on a thick layer of beautiful red sand. This entrance to the canyon is at the end of the Rainbow Vista Trail. It’s seldom traveled, so watch for many animal footprints in the sand. Nearly every amazing red rock formation seen throughout the park can be seen in Fire Canyon including pinnacles, bee hive formations, balancing rocks, arches and shallow caverns. Route Details: Pick your distance, around 3mi RT; **Deep red rock sand surface…can drain your energy and fill your shoes!** Click image or title above for more…

Firewave in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Firewave | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Firewave in Valley of Fire State Park is the most colorful place in the entire park with entire hillsides banded with dramatic colored stripes from white through countless shades of browns and reds. The main firewave area is pretty easy to access as it is only a mile from the parking area and the trail is relatively tame as trails go with only a few mild rocky areas to traverse. How the vivid stripe formations came about I do not know, unless perhaps there were a series of colored layers of sand laid one upon the other that were frozen and then gradually etched into the hills that lie in the valley today. Route Details: 2mi RT; **Firm but sandy surface. Well marked trail.** Click image or title above for more…

Natural Arches Trail in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Trails / Map Topo Map Natural Arches Trail | Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Brochure and Map Natural Arches Trail in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada – Overview Natural Arches Trail in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada is really an amazing journey through the Eastern end of Fire Canyon. Fire Canyon itself […]