The best of Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada can be found by hiking in the park. However, much of the scenic beauty and interesting attractions can also be seen from the paved roads and at stops requiring only a short walk.
This post provides photos and a map of the various points of interest along the park roads.
Hiking Off-Trail In Valley of Fire
Today we returned to the area of the hike we did yesterday, and we joined our friends John & Pam for a little off-trail hiking in the colorful rocks of Valley of Fire State Park. There are few restrictions on where you can hike, and we took advantage of the opportunity.
The plan was to hike the first two thirds of the loop hike we did yesterday and then return via a different route. Well, we did that, but not quite in the order we intended.
We went through two small slot canyons, encountered a nesting hummingbird, and enjoyed views of multi-colored rocks in every direction. Another gorgeous day in Valley of Fire State Park.
In Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, there are relatively few designated trails. However, there are also very few restrictions on where you can hike.
Today, with some hints and tips we picked up online, we took on the challenge of creating our own two-mile loop through some of the most colorful rocks you will see anywhere.
This is a popular hike in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. There is a parking area with great views of the colorful valley to the north, and then you can get more of those views on this short, easy hike.
In addition, you can hike through a little canyon to an overlook of the red rock Fire Canyon. The roundtrip is about a mile and three quarters.
Photos and videos of an amazing few hours with several Desert Bighorn Sheep rams in the Atlatl Rock Campground in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
The White Domes Loop Trail is a popular hike of a little over a mile. The trailhead is located at the end of the White Domes Road that begins at the Visitors Center at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
The trail descends into a canyon and then continues in a wash through a short slot canyon before climbing back up to the parking area.
This is a 1.2-mile roundtrip hike to one of the iconic landmarks in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
If you love amazing landscapes of multi-colored rocks, this one is not to be missed.
We started today with a short, easy hike (.7 miles roundtrip) in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
A "tank" is a depression in the rocks that holds water after a rain, and "Mouse" was a Southern Paiute that camped near such a tank here in Valley of Fire.
But the highlights of this hike, besides the beauty of the red rocks all around, are the many panels of petroglyphs.
We spent about a week and a half in the Adirondacks in New York doing some paddling and hiking. I took on three "high peak" hikes on my own, and this was the best and most rewarding of them all.
Mossy Cave (Bryce Canyon National Park), Grosvenor Arch, & Kodachrome Basin State Park Driving Tour - Utah
Today we visited a small section of Bryce Canyon National Park that isn't accessible from the main park road (Mossy Cave). After a short hike and lots of photos there, we drove into the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument to see the impressive Grosvenor Arch before taking a quick drive through Kodachrome Basin State Park on the way back. It was a cold, but pretty day for more wonderful scenery.
The drive to and from the Wind Caves was just as scenic as hiking to the caves themselves. This was our last hike in the Borrego Springs area, a place in the desert in southern California that is neither touristy or populated.
Three Hikes in the Blair Valley Area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
We joined some friends that planned today's three short hikes in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Today's hikes had more historical significance that our prior three days of hiking.
On our third day in the Borrego Springs, California area, we did this classic hike in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Read on for details of our Palm Canyon hike.
On our second full day in Borrego Springs, California, we did a couple of short slot canyon hikes. We do enjoy our slot canyons.
This was our first visit to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in California and one of the largest in the country. We started off our stay in the area with this hike in a slot canyon known simply as "The Slot".