The Valley of Fire State Park is located in the south of Nevada, about 50 miles or 80 kilometers to the east of Las Vegas. It’s the oldest and largest state park in Nevada and is known for its bright red sandstone formations that appear to be on fire during sunset. Filled with beautiful panoramic vistas, short hiking trails, petroglyphs, and scenic drives, the Valley of Fire makes for a perfect day trip from Las Vegas. In this ultimate travel guide we’ll highlight the things you need to know before you go as well as the best viewpoints and hikes in the park.
🤔 Things to know before you visit the Valley of Fire State Park
1. The Valley of Fire cannot be reached by public transportation and you’ll need a car to visit the park. It’s best to rent a car in Las Vegas or book a day tour from there.
2. It costs 10$ per vehicle per day or 15$ for vehicles that are not from Nevada to enter the Valley of Fire State Park.
3. The opening hours are from sunrise to sunset. Those are the best times to visit as well as it’s a lot quieter. The best seasons to visit are probably spring and fall when it’s pleasantly warm.
4. There are two main roads that wind through the park:
The Valley of Fire Highway runs west to east and this is where the two entrances are located. Mouse’s Tank Road runs from the Visitor Center to the north into the heart of the park. This is the most scenic part of the park.
5. You need at least a few hours to visit the park and see the viewpoints. To have the best experience, we recommend exploring a full day. There’s enough to see if you want to spend two days as well.
6. If you plan to spend two days here, there are two campsites near the west entrance of the park. The fee is $20.00 per vehicle, per night or $25.00 for non-Nevada Vehicles. It’s an additional $10.00 for sites with utility hookups.
7. There are no restaurants or stores in the park so make sure to pack your food. The park has barbecues at certain parking lots that you can use if you bring your own coals.
🏜️ Best viewpoints in the Valley of Fire State Park:
– Mouse’s Tank Road
– The Fire Canyon Overlook
– Atlatl Rock
– Arch Rock
– Seven Sisters
🚶 Best hikes in the Valley of Fire State Park:
– Elephant Rock
– Mouse’s Tank
– Rainbow Vista
– The White Domes Loop
– Seven wonders trail & Fire Wave
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