Besides the lights illuminating Las Vegas, you’ll find rocks glowing in a bright crimson color in the Valley of Fire State Park as you travel 50 miles north of the city. Covering an area of approximately 36,000 acres, the place offers the most amazing scenery in the Southwest, featuring vivid colors on old natural rock formations.
Plan your day trip outside the city’s limits and explore the wild and wonderful landscapes in the Valley of Fire. Here are some reasons why it’s a great place to visit.
Closeness to Las Vegas
The Valley of Fire is located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas and takes about an hour or less in a luxury car. If you lack time for a longer adventure, it’s the perfect place to visit, and you can easily return in time for your other evening plans.
Another benefit of driving to the Valley of Fire is the stunning view throughout the way. And, once you’re closer to the valley, you’ll see iconic landscapes.
The Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest state park, officially opened in 1935. However, the area’s history traces back to millennia. It was home to various prehistoric civilizations such as the Anasazi Pueblo farmers and Basket Maker People since 300 BCE.
Besides archeological artifacts and fossils, these inhabitants have left their petroglyphs, which they made by chipping bright red stones off the Valley’s surface. So if you like visiting historic places, the Valley of Fire is the perfect spot for you.
The Valley of Fire is popular for its bright red formations that were created over 150 million years through geological erosion, faulting, and uplifting. They’re red due to the presence of iron oxide in the Valley’s sediment.
With the sun shining on these red formations, they seem as if they’re on fire. That’s where the name of the place comes from – Valley of fire.
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