Valley of Fire State Park, Overton

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#3 of 32 in Nature in Nevada
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 State Park was mentioned to me by a friend to go and see. It’s beauty is outstanding. All the different coloured rocks are so intriguing. I haven’t been for awhile but I’m so ready to make anothe...  more »
  • We are a las vegas and really like it's worth it, go to valley of fire. We have 50 minutes by car. The Park has plenty of stops with car parks. It's clean and the colors are flamboyant. We were there from 9: 00 to 13: 00 and we were sad to not have taken the picnic to enjoy again and again of the beauty of this park. The walks and hikes are easily, it is explained well, we feasted.
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  • Rented a car for the 75 minute drive to this beautiful state park. It’s a $10 admission fee into the park. There are a number of trails taking you to absolutely beautiful desert vistas. Bring food as ...  more »

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