If you are visiting Las Vegas, you have to add the Valley of Fire to your itinerary! It is only an hour drive from Las Vegas, which makes it a perfect day trip! It is a state park that is known for its stunning red sandstone rock formations. They illuminate the valley, especially during sunset, and it looks like they are on fire. All the rock formations are incredible and it feels like you are on another planet. Here are the best things to do at the Valley of Fire.
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Best Things to do at the Valley of Fire
Hike the Fire Wave Trail
The Fire Wave Trail is an easy 1.5 mile out and back hike. It takes about 45 minutes to complete. The hike leads you to an amazing sandstone formation that resembles an ocean wave with swirling patterns of red, white, and pink sandstone.
See the Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock is a unique rock formation that resembles an elephant. It’s located just off Valley of Fire Highway next to the east entrance.
Snap a Photo at Mouse Tank Road
Mouse Tank Road is one of the amazing street views in Valley of Fire. I love the mountain peak in the background and all the rock formations. To get this photo, we pulled off the side of the road and climbed up the rocks near the road to get this view!
Check out Rainbow Vista
Rainbow Vista is a viewpoint in Valley of Fire where you can see a vast area of multicolored rocks stretching for many miles.
Walk Through Pink Canyon
At Pink Canyon, you will find canyon walls that radiate soft shades of pink hues.
Hike the White Domes Trail
This is an easy 1.1 mile loop trail that takes about 35 minutes to complete. You also get to encounter a super narrow slot canyon on this trail which is pretty cool!
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