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Valley of Fire State Park Travel Guide: 143 reviews and 324 photos

Only 45 minutes from Las Vegas -- this state park is a "don't miss" site. You can combine it with a drive along Lake Mead and back to LV for a nice morning trip!
Take Interstate 15 north to the exit for Valley of Fire State Park. There is a $5 per car fee. They will give you a map. There is a very nice Visitors' Center about halfway though the main park road with informative exhibits, a small gift shop and good bathrooms. There are a lot of covered picnic areas throughout the park and a number of simpler toilet facilities. [check the map when I get it posted]
Be sure to prepare for desert conditions -- wear good walking shoes, sunglasses and a hat and carry drinking water.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:absolutely breath-taking
  • Cons:HOT!! Bring a hat and water
  • In a nutshell:worth the drive from Las Vegas
  • Last visit to Valley of Fire State Park: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    I enjoyed checking out your Things to Do tips. I am thinking of visiting this park sometime in the next couple of years, probably in Feb. when it is not so hot, and hiking would be more comfortable.

  • Mar 16, 2006 at 1:05 PM

    Don't know if you're still active on this site(last dates I see are2004) but your page is best.

  • Nov 20, 2004 at 12:28 PM

    Nature at its best.

  • myriam_c's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 12:31 PM

    I'm sure we would like this park very much.

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2004 at 11:09 PM

    great pics and great info.

  • urban4est's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2004 at 7:01 PM

    The Valley of Fire is an amazing place. In addition to Native American remains there is the geologic formations. This is a great place to release tension and relax. When in Nevada I drive past Las Vegas to take the road to the Valley. Very impressive.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 7:31 PM

    TIme not permitting at the moment I will have to return for more of your nice paes.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2004 at 10:19 AM

    Thanks for the photos... this looks great!

  • seakayaker's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2004 at 6:48 PM

    Love the Pics and Info!!!!! Thanx

  • mjm716's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 5:39 PM

    very cool - i've been around there prob 7-8x's and never saw those heiroglyphics. Thanks much for the tip for next time!!


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