Nevada September 30, 2016
Take This Road To Nowhere In Nevada To Get Away From It All
Looking for a great way to spend a day? Travel the Valley of Fire Highway, which takes you through Valley of Fire State Park. Along the way, you’ll see petroglyphs, cool rock formations and some incredible vistas.
The Valley of Fire Highway begins and ends at the entrances of the state park.
The entrance fee for day use only is $10, with a $2 discount for Nevada residents.
Elephant Rock is is the first rock formation along the road.
It's pretty clear how this rock formation got its name.
You'll find the first of two areas of petrified logs next.
These trees lived 250 million years ago.
You can view the Seven Sisters formations right from the road.
These are nearby the picnic area, so it's a great place to stop for lunch or a snack.
Stop at the Visitor Center to learn more about the park.
The Visitor Center is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
From the Visitors Center, take Mouse's Tank Road for a little side trip that will take you past several cool features.
This side trip is well worth it!
You'll see some interesting rock formations at Mouse's Tank.
The cliff walls at Mouse's Tank feature hundreds of petroglyphs.
To see Mouse's Tank, you'll take a half-mile round-trip hike.
Take out your camera at Rainbow Vista.
Clearly, this is a great spot to capture some beautiful photos of the park.
Silica Dome and Fire Canyon offer more magnificent views.
The views of this formation and Fire Canyon are amazing.
Fire Wave in unique and interesting.
Take a close look at the petroglyphs on Duck Rock.
This rock that looks like the head of a duck has petroglyphs dating from 300 BC to 100 AD.
Return to the Valley of Fire Highway, where you'll complete your journey through the park.
Discover more petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock.
This rock face has many more petroglyphs, including some with depictions of the atlatl, a kind of spear that was used for hunting.
Check out Arch Rock.
Just one of many rock formations on a little two-mile loop off the highway.
The Beehives really do look like giant hives.
They get their appearance from water and wind erosion.
This scenic drive is a wonderful way to spend the day...
...but you can also stay overnight! The park has two campgrounds offering 72 first-come-first-served sites.
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