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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  • Once I arrived at Valley of Fire State Park it was nice to see. The negative is getting there. I drove to Valley of Fire from Vegas and found the road leading to the the park in dreadful condition. I....  more »
  • The weather was hot, which was to be expected, but the mornings and afternoons offered great hikes in spectacular settings! I’d love to come back and spend more time!  more »
  • We camped at Atlatl Campground for one night on a long road trip. It was blazing hot, and sadly it didn't cool off much at night which made sleeping difficult. The campground offered free showers...  more »
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  • Made the drive from Vegas to here on a recommendation, and loved it so much we went back a week later! Being from Indiana (flatter than a sheet of particle board), this state park blew my mind! Hiking for all ranges of comfort from "Grandma could hike this" to "Oh no, I should not have tried this without being a Navy Seal". The scenery is unreal, and one look at the colors let you know why it is called "valley of Fire". MAKE SURE to check out Elephant rock!
  • Loved it. Nature is powerful and doesn't happen over night! We were blown away by everything we saw! There are many stop by where you can enjoy the sceneries, take pictures, picnic, hiking etc. Careful with the heat if you plan to visit during the summer. The entrance fee is very accessible: $10 per car. This is a must do. It was one of our dreams and it was way better than what we thought
  • Valley of Fire is the most incredible park I have visited. The scenic drives are indescribably beautiful. Pictures can't do it justice. There are many opportunities for hiking and exploring. If you are anywhere in the area I strongly suggest visiting. You won't regret it.
  • Beautiful 42,000 acres! Vistas that go on forever! We saw a baby big horn sheep right on the road, lizards and amazing rock formations. The Visitor Center is fabulous! Like a museum! They were very welcoming to me and my service dog. I want to go back again. So wonderful!
  • Awesome park.. The views, color contrast and terrain is stunning. Hiking can range from easy to moderate.. Didn't find anything too difficult. Definitely catch the fire wave... The fake narrows as I call it.. The elephant rock... And of course that iconic valley shot with the road in the center. I'd start super early since temperatures can sour.

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