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.
We got started on this trail around 9:00 a.m. and there were surprisingly few cars in the parking lot.
We started here by walking through deep sand between tall rock walls.
The trail was well-marked as it went down into the canyon.
There were sand-covered steps that required paying attention so that we didn't slip. Linda went extra slow due to her trick knee.
Looking back once we got to the bottom.
At that point there are remnants of an old hacienda that was constructed for a movie in the 1960s.
Beyond that was another trail marker to keep us on track.
As we proceeded down into a wash, this Chuckwalla watched us curiously.
A trail marker in the wash pointed us to the right along more beautifully colored rocks
Natural art as evidenced by these rocks.
Another trail marker pointed us between some large rocks and Linda squeezed through.
We then entered a short slot canyon. We love slot canyons, and we had hoped this one would have been a bit longer.
Exiting the slot, we simply continued to follow the trail markers through the wonderful scenery.
We passed this blooming yucca as we started to climb back up the hill.
We stopped to look behind us and admire the contrasts in colors.
We came upon this arch, and spent a little time there.
Here are a few more photos in and around the arch as part of a little slideshow.
We turned through the rocks and came out just below the parking area. On the way to our Jeep, I took this picture of more multi-colored rocks.
The final push completing this nice little hike.
There was quite a bit of variety in this short trek, and it was well worth taking the time to do it.