We have been just hanging out at the Campground since my last posting and cabin fever was setting in. So we decided since the weather had warmed and winds calmer to visit Valley of Fire SP. It is around 40 miles from here up IH 15 N to exit 75 then another 13 miles to the park. There is a $10 fee per car..well worth the low cost. The park also has several primitive campgrounds with water and fire pits also one at Atlatl Rock that has water and power with showers and restrooms.Cell service is very spotty in the campground. Be sure and stop at the visitor center.
|View from West Entrance|
|Against the Rocks|
|Cubby Hole in Rock|
Thought after our visit to the Red Rocks,nothing could surpass. Alas,this park is spectacular..a must visit if in Las Vegas. We took over 150 pictures and it is difficult deciding which ones to post.
The name comes from the red sandstone formations formed during the shifting of the sand dunes during the dinosaur age some 150 million years ago. Prehistoric users of the valley included the Basket Makers and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the Moapa Valley. They left behind petroglyphs which can be seen throughout the park and especially at Atlatl Rock. The Atlatl is a notched stick used to throw primitive spears.
Below are some of the spectacular photos.
|Look Like a Ghost Face|
|Rainbow of Color|
|Another Scenic View|
|Looks Like an Eagle|
|Looks Like Small Apartments|
|Hole in the Rock|
There are many interesting hikes in the park of varying length and terrain.
The Visitor Center can advise on these. At several of the viewpoint areas are hikes into the rocks that are less than 2 miles.
It was a good day.