Valley of Fire State Park

Location: Overton, Nevada
Date: January 29, 2011

Valley of Fire from near Elephant Rock

Valley of Fire State Park is in southern Nevada northeast of Las Vegas and southwest of Mesquite.  The park is named after the red sandstone formations that protrude from the otherwise gray landscape.

Elephant Rock

Near the park's eastern entrance is the most intriguing formation in the park: elephant rock.  As you continue west along the road through the park you pass a pullout to see petrified trees as well as the Seven Sisters area.

The White Rock area

About halfway through the park there is a visitor center and park road that goes north to several vistas and trailheads.  During this warm late January day there were already many lizards out early in the morning.

Arch Rock

Towards the western end of the park is another side road that goes to petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock and on to Arch Rock, a natural arch.

Valley of Fire

After I left the park I drove on the road through Lake Mead National Recreation Area for several miles, but this area was very barren and did not have much to see.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area


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