Itinerary - Valley of Fire
Your day starts bright and early as you are picked up curbside at your hotel and make your way to Valley of
Fire State Park. The park is situated north of Las Vegas about an hours drive. It is tucked away out of sight,
but you will definitely know when you have arrived.
The fiery red standstone is filled with holes and crevices - perfect for scrambling, exploring, and climbing
around. A brief stop at the visitor's center will show all this area has to offer. There are numerous
trails for backcountry hiking and many spots offer scenic vistas are spectacular for photography.
Visit the historic cabins, climb the steps at Atlatl rock, or hike one of the many trails winding
around the limestone and rainbow colored rocks. The geology in the area is stunning.
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, while watching for wildlife. Desert tortoises, hawks, lizard, and the
occasional bighorn sheep can be spotted with a keen eye.
The road back to Las Vegas takes you along the shores of Lake Mead, where bright blue waters can be
seen in the distance. Stop at one of the many viewpoints, or perhaps a natural spring. Take the road through
Lake Las Vegas, or historic Boulder City. Either way, the drive back is another scenic highlight of
VALLEY OF FIRE HIKE
Trip Rate: $159 Person
Winter: 8am - 3pm
Summer: 7am - 2pm
Activities: Hiking, Scenery, Photography
Details: Valley of Fire and Lake Mead
Terrain: Desert washes, sandstone formations, loose dirt, and possible steep sections.
Wear sturdy shoes.
Miles: Up to 4 total miles; depending on group
Skill Level: Beginner
Minimum Age: 6 years
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