World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. The park also hosts an Annual Atlatl Competition in which participants test their skills with replicas of ancient spears. Open year round, the park has numerous campsites equipped with shaded tables, grills and water, as well as many intriguing trails to tempt hikers.
Valley of Fire is marked as Nevada Historical Marker #150 (Nevada’s First State Park). Valley of Fire Road is the main road through the park. The 10.5 mile (16.9 km) road connects the east and west entrances of the park and was designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway in 1995.
Prehistoric people of Valley of Fire included the Anasazi, who were famers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. Their visits to Valley of Fire probably involved hunting, food gathering, and religious ceremonies. There are fine examples of rock art (petroglyphs) at several locations throughout Valley of Fire.
Address: 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, USA
- Wendy Hirsch
Love love! Great place to camp or hike or both! Beautiful and they have super easy trails to hard ones. Hard to beat this place considering it's so close! Free parking and easy to get to. Highly recommend visiting!
- Sascha Dainat
Absolutely loved the colors and the view. If you get a chance, come by RV or with a tent and spend one or more nights in the park. It is absolutely quiet and the sun rise is beautiful. Additionally you can be one of the first on the trails enjoying them without sharing with others. The kids loved to climb up and down.
- Hank Keyser
I have only seen such stunning landscapes on one other occasion. The Valley of Fire, and the greater Nevada desert, is rich with unique geological formations and vibrant colors. The land contains rises, curves, and expansive flats. A few hours in the car was breathtaking, and I could have easily spent more time there. $10 park entrance fee is well worth it.
- Matt Poon
Breathtaking place, would consider it to be on par with a national park, let alone a state park. November was the perfect time to go. 60s in the morning with strong sunlight all day, was perfect for long hikes through the park. Recommend going early to avoid the crowds.