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Valley of Fire State Park, Overton

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Red sandstone rock formations more than 150 million years old lend the name to Valley of Fire State Park. Established in 1935, Nevada's oldest park spans nearly 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres) and includes ample hiking and camping opportunities. You’ll have the chance to explore different geological formations, such as limestone and shale. Because the sandstone is so soft, you’ll see petroglyphs (rock art carved into the sandstone), dating as far back as 300 BCE created by the ancient Anasazi Pueblo people. The visitor center details the geologic and archaeological roots of the region. If you keep a sharp eye out, you may even spot the rare desert tortoise. Take a look at our Overton trip website to schedule your visit to Valley of Fire State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This review should be one blank page, because there are no words to describe the otherworldly beauty of this fabulous state park. But, since Tripadvisor requires a minimum of 100 words, I will do my....  more
    This review should be one blank page, because there are no words to describe the otherworldly beauty of this fabulous state park. But, since Tripadvisor requires a minimum of 100 words, I will do my....  more »
  • Driving into the actual park felt like going into some "Star Trek movie set. The terrain evolves from dull brown to this fiery coral/pink/red world, which, in itself, was just mesmerizing. Since we.....  more
    Driving into the actual park felt like going into some "Star Trek movie set. The terrain evolves from dull brown to this fiery coral/pink/red world, which, in itself, was just mesmerizing. Since we.....  more »
  • This is one of the most amazing places on-earth. Try to be there before the Sun sets for the most Amazing views - Try to get there no less than 90 minutes prior to Sunset ....the mountains will... 
    This is one of the most amazing places on-earth. Try to be there before the Sun sets for the most Amazing views - Try to get there no less than 90 minutes prior to Sunset ....the mountains will...  more »
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  • Valley of fire State Park! Wow I can't even begin to describe the beauty of this place. Here is just a few pics of it. First of all it is the most peaceful and quiet place. It looks like it's not even real at all. The weather was just perfect and sunny. I would advise you to wear enclosed shoes and have some water on you if you decide to hike around. There are wildlife out here like snakes etc so be careful of the holes in the ground. Also make sure you have enough gas in the tank Because it's a long way to a gas station and cell service might not be the best out there.
  • This is one of my favorite parks in NV. This place is very unique, gorgeous, and different, with amazing rock formations and colors. On top of that, the hikes are nice and short and you can get easily achieve them in a day. I always pack a picnic basket with me to enjoy after a few hikes. Many picnic areas within the park. If you are lucky you will run into mountain goats. The visitors are fun to explore. They do have a water station you can refill your bottle. If you are not a fan of hiking then do the scenic drive. Also, the night skies here are awesome, especially on the full moon evening. You can get an annual state pass for $80 or else $10 for a day pass.
  • This place was amazing. My recommendation is to come early. The park is huge and you won’t want to rush the experience, you could be there all day and still not see it all. Overnight camping is permitted and there are plenty of day use areas perfect for a day long getaway! Make sure to look for Sheep as they are all over the park. Located only a short drive from Vegas, this is a must see!
  • Beautiful, breathtaking and worth seeing! Rent a car if you can. It’s better than buying tours because you control how long you spend there and where to take pictures. We got to see the mountain goats in their glory walking up and the down the mountains. Pictures don’t do this place justice, you have to see it to believe it. The weather at the different altitude was amazing too.
  • Exceeded my expectations for a state park. A couple of very nice hikes with beautiful views, a good visitor center with professional and friendly staff (yes, a junior ranger program is available :) ), well marked parking lots, landmarks, and trails. Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Las Vegas and need a change. Just a 50 minute drive. Easy orientation, west-east is the main road with the Visitor Center in the middle and a road to the north. S great experience.

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