Valley of Fire State Park, Overton

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#3 of 34 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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  • Was really nice to get out of the city, it's an amazing park. Beautiful rock formations and scenery, it's not to far from Vegas so do visit if you have the time. Bring water with you.  more »
  • Once you drive into this park and see just some of the rock formations, you wonder...how did this happen??? The colors are so vibrant and the rocks are 'on fire' red. There are the 'beehives', elephan...  more »
  • We drove by on our first trip through the South-West 2 years ago saying to ourselves 'Valley of Fire... what's that?'. Decided to do it this time around and oh boy, is this place worth your time! Very...  more »

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