Valley of Fire State Park
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Open year round, Valley of Fire State Park is a place you shouldn’t miss while staying in Las Vegas as it is only a hour away from the Strip.
Established as the first Nevada State Park in the early 1930s, uou will be impressed by the geology of its bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone. You will also see arches, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years along the dozen of marked trails.
Besides, the park has numerous campsites equipped with shaded tables, grills and water.
Plan your visit
The park is opened from sunrise to sunset seven days a week, 365 days a year. Campgrounds are accessed 24-hour.
First thing is to visit the Visitor Center that provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. Also don’t forget to grab a map.
The best time to visit Valley of Fire State Park is between October and April when the temperatures are cooler. In the hotter months plan to hike early or late in the day to avoid the worst heat.
All hikes allow dogs on leash.
The Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and the nearby region. It is strongly recommended that each visitor make this an early stop after entering the park. Postcards, books and souvenirs are on sale for your convenience. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The rest of the park closes at sunset.
- Day use entrance fee: $ 10 per vehicle
- Camping: $ 20 per night and 10 for sites with utility hook ups