Hello everybody! Today I want to share with you a special day trip I took some time ago, when I stopped some days in Las Vegas while touring some of the US.
I am talking about the Valley of Fire State Park. Easy to understand where its name comes from. This place is like landing on Mars, it is like truly entering another planet. When the sun hits the rocks the place really looks on fire. I’ve never seen a place like this before visiting the park, you cannot even imagine what is waiting for you before arriving. Exploring the park by car and stopping to take pictures and have a walk around is truly suggested!
Before showing you the place with a photo tour, let me introduce you to the park and give all the useful information to plan your visit.
Located about 90 km (58 miles) from the center of Las Vegas, in the Mojave Desert, Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest park. It covers an area of 141 km² and is crossed by a scenic road that begins on its eastern entrance and ends at the western side of the park. The park is rich in wildlife and flora, but is also an important prehistorical area, as 3000 years old petroglyphs have been found around several spots in the park!
Open all year round, there is an entrance fee applied per car, but several activities are allowed like camping, hiking and picnicking. Be sure not to skip a visit to the visitor center, the right way to learn more about the history of this stunning area. You can find more information at the official website of the park.
That’s it, enjoy a virtual photo tour of the park. Let me know if you like it, if you’ve been already or if you want more information!
paulettemotzko06/10/2016 at 9:20 am
Gorgeous pictures you took! As a California transplant to the high desert of Nevada, there are many many natural wonders but I still haven’t seen yet. Valley of Fire state park is one of them, and your pictures and your story make me wanna go down there and check it out with my friend very soon.
Naike Mulas06/10/2016 at 9:35 am
Thank you Paulette! I am glad you liked my post! I truly suggest you to visit Valley of Fire, it’s an amazing place. Unfortunately it’s the only park I could visit back then due to snow conditions (I visited it in December). Definitely need to come back to US and visit more of your stunning nation! 🙂
paulettemotzko06/10/2016 at 9:40 am
Thank you for saying that about The United States. I am originally from southern California where I lived over 40 years and here in the high Desert of Las Vegas, NV about 3 years. Where do you live Naike? I am American but part Italian.
Naike Mulas06/10/2016 at 9:44 am
I really loved your country! I spent an exchange semester in Louisiana and visited lots of you cities while there. So many good memories, I want so bad to come back soon and visit more! I live in the beautiful Verona, but originally from a mountain valley in the Dolomites from mum and from Sardinia from dad 🙂
paulettemotzko06/10/2016 at 9:46 am
It sounds like you live with beautiful scenery all around you.
danetigress06/10/2016 at 11:37 am
Beautiful pics ! I love this park I was born in Vegas
Naike Mulas06/10/2016 at 11:45 am
thank you 🙂 Las Vegas is crazy but lovely, beautiful landscapes all around it!