Valley of Fire

Activities

Overview | Description | Things To Do | Nearby


 


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Bitter Springs Trail

Begins near Interstate 15 near Glendale and proceeds some 30 miles through the Valley of Fire to Overton on Lake Mead, some 30 miles away.

Scenic Loop Road

A two-mile trip around some of the Valley of Fire's most interesting formations such as Arch Rock and Piano Rock.

Picnicking

Shaded areas, some equipped with water and restrooms, are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, and near Mouse's Tank trailhead. Group Area. There are three group areas, each accommodating up to 50 persons. They are available for overnight camping and picnicking by reservation only Advance reservations are required. For information write:

 


Hiking

Many intriguing hikes are available to visitors in the Valley of Fire. Inquire at the visitor center for suggestions on day hikes of varying length and terrain.

The Beehives

Unusual sandstone formations weathered by the eroding forces of wind and water. Located near the group area entrance of the Valley of Fire.

Petrified Logs

Logs and stumps washed into the area from ancient forests about 225 million years ago. There are two interpretive trails leading to the petrified logs.

Atlatl Rock

Site of many Indian petroglyphs, including a depiction of the atlatl ("at-lat-l''), a notched stick used to add speed and distance to a thrown spear. The atlatl was a predecessor to the bow and arrow.

Petroglyph Canyon Self-Guiding Trail

A half-mile round-trip walk to Mouse's Tank through a sandy canyon, with trail markers to point out interesting features, including fine examples of prehistoric Indian rock writings.

Mouse's Tank

Named for a renegade Indian who used the area as a hideout in the 1890s. Mouse's Tank is a natural basin in the rock where water collects after a rainfall. Water occasionally remains in the tank for several months.

It's at sunrise and sunset when the valley really catches on "fire"


Rainbow Vista

A favorite photo point with a panoramic view of multi-colored sandstone.

Fir Canyon / Silica Dome

A trail offers an easy 3-mile round-trip walk from Rainbow Vista. From this vantage point visitors have an excellent view of the deep red sandstone of Fire Canyon, and the unique geological features of Silica Dome.


White Domes Area

Brilliant contrast of sandstone colors with unique plants to the area such as the yucca. White Domes is a seven-mile round-trip drive from Rainbow Vista.

Seven Sisters

Fascinating red rock formations, easily accessible from the road. Picnic areas provide a relaxing stop during your Valley tour.

The Cabins

Now a picnic area, these stone cabins were built with native sandstone by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps} in the 1930s as a shelter for passing travelers.

Elephant Rock

This well-known formation is accessible via a short trail from the east entrance station. 



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