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Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada
What to do if you have little time : the 7 wonders hike
We are here in the Nevada desert. So it's very hot. Carry plenty of water and all what is necessary to protect yourself from the sun.
Valley of Fire is a State Park, so a fee has to be paid at entrance. It's 10$ per vehicle.
We recommend to spend 1 day in this park.
The 7 wonders hike
This beautiful hike, relatively short and easy, gives access to some pretty curiosities of the park. Some enjoy the best lighting in the morning and others in the evening. That's why if you really want to have the best lights you have to do this hike twice : once in the morning and once in the evening. Below we show you the best time for each. As its name suggests, there would be 7 wonders on this hike (shown below in the order of the hike if you do it anti-clockwise):
Back to the car park, you will pass next to Gibraltar Rock, very colorful at sunset.
To see these wonders, it is not necessary to do all the hiking of the 7 wonders. Fire Cave, Fire Arch and Crazy Hills are accessible from the Fire Wave car park. Striped Rock and Pink Canyon are on the side of the road. And many are just going to Fire Wave for the sunset from the parking lot.
Access : from I-15, take exit 75 to Valley of Fire. Follow the Valley of Fire Highway for 18.1 miles then turn left on the Mouse's Tank Road for 4,8 miles to the Fire Wave parking lot.
0,3 mile one way
This is the most famous part of the park for its evocative shape. Easy access, hiking making only 0,6 mile roundtrip.
Access : from I-15, take exit 75 to Valley of Fire. Follow the Valley of Fire Highway to the parking lot at East Entrance Station, which is also the starting point for the hike to Elephant Rock.
0,7 mile one way
1.5 miles roundtrip hike that leads to a wave-shaped rock that takes pretty colors in late afternoon.
Access : from Mouse's tank parking, follow the road north for 3.6 miles to a parking on the left side of the road. The departure of the trail is on the other side of the road.
Petroglyph Canyon - Mouse's Tank
0,4 mile one way
0,8 mile round trip hike in a small canyon (Petroglyph Canyon) that allows you to see petroglyphs.
Access : from visitors center, take the Mouse's Tank road north to parking.
Fire Canyon Viewpoint
Viewpoint accessible by car. It gives a view of Valley of Fire and more specifically on Fire Canyon and Silica Dome.
Access : from Mouse's tank parking, follow the road north to the junction with the Canyon Fire Road. Turn right and go to the end of the road.
Petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock
A few steps
Rock on which you can see Indian petroglyphs.
Access : right next to the Atlatl campground.
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