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Jan 17, 2017 - Valley of FIre State Park, Nevada

Since we were kind of heading that direction anyways, we took a little detour to the Valley of Fire State Park. We had been there a few months ago when we went to Vegas to see the kids run the World’s Toughest Mudder and really enjoyed it. We knew Mary would too. This time we stayed inside the park. The campground has great sites and some even with hook ups. We hiked a couple of trails. One was called White Dome Trail. It starts with a big descent over a bunch of rocks then goes through a really cool slot canyon. The weather was perfect....

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Apr 27, 2016 - Valley of Fire

Hello from the Valley of Fire...just northeast of Vegas. Since Mesa Regal we've been a bit busy. Attended a Tiffin Motorcoach rally in Casa Grande, AZ. It was very good and helpful. The Tiffin technicians were on hand to fix stuff (for free) as long as it isn't super involved. They straighten out our home theater system and managed to connect our satellite system properly!! Something about a bad splitter (what ever that is???). Then we spent a week at a casino in Laughlin NV. Dan and I discovered the joys of BINGO!! It was so blasted hot...

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Apr 2, 2016 - Valley of Fire campground

We got a real nice spot in Valley of Fire. Very busy this time of year. Lots of kid on spring break. They have about 15 very nice spots, water, 50 amp, but no sewer. They have a nice dump station with easy access. Cel phone and hotspot did not work. Some areas of the park our phones would work. Satellite TV worked good. Very beautiful place to stay. They do have showers. $10 to get into the park and $30 a night for hookup spots.

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Apr 1, 2016 - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Do to our slide out problem and getting a late start, we got to Valley of Fire around 9 pm. Sign said campground was full, so we drove back down to the freeway and stayed in a field by a store and gas station. Looked like a nice spot. But around 10 pm, people started lighting off fireworks and they kept at it all night. Not a good night.

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Feb 8, 2016 - when dinosaurs roamed

When you’ve had enough of the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas, a short drive will take you back to nature. We spent the day at Valley of Fire State Park, the first state park in Nevada. To get there we drove through miles of ugly flatness that even bight blue skies and sunshine couldn’t improve. But as we neared the park, huge red rock formations called beehives, took our breaths away. The name of the park comes from these sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs 150 million years ago. Uplifting...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Valley of Fire State Park

Located in the Mojave Desert this beautiful and unusual state park is located a little over 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas when traveling I-15. While exploring this park you will be treated to views encompassing some very unusual rock formations. You can travel through the park on the paved roads and take in the breathtaking scenery, but we recommend that you stop and walk at least some of the trails to fully enjoy what this park has to offer. When walking the trails it is easy to get lost in time as you stand at the base of fire red rock...

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Aug 26, 2014 - Valley of Fire State Park

The Valley of Fire continued to delight us as we explored and hiked more areas of the park. Ken and Mary Ann hiked in to see the Valley of Fire's version of the Wave, called the Fire Wave. It is a one-sided Wave, gorgeous on the back and plain rock on the other side. Beautiful hike and scene. We also investigated the petroglyphs scratched in to the "desert varnish" (black patina on a lot of exposed rock surfaces). There are many here depicting big horn sheep and hunting with an atlatl (a stick spear-thrower that preceded the bow and arrow)....

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Aug 25, 2014 - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

The drive from Death Valley was only a few hours. Valley of Fire is just a short distance north of Las Vegas off I-15. We didn't see much clue about what was ahead for the first 10 miles after we turned off the interstate, but, boy, did our eyes pop when we finally saw the Valley! As Ken said, some places are overrated, but this one is way underrated! Why isn't it a National Park is what we want to know. Our motorhome is parked inside the park in a very nice campground nestled into the red rocks and green valley. We shot sunset on the...

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Apr 1, 2014 - Valley of Fire State Park

Hello Everyone, While driving thru Nevada, we stopped to visit Valley of Fire State Park. This natural wonder is a beautiful winding drive thru deep red mountains that look like piles of clay! We stopped to take numerous photos, hikes and an aerial video! The mountainous views were spectacular, and so was the deep red color! On the way we saw the ‘7 Sisters Peaks’ as well as ‘Arch Rock’. Many times along our hikes we saw ancient Paleographic carvings in the rock face left by Indians over 4000 year ago! To watch the video, click on the...

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Mar 19, 2014 - Valley of Fire State Park, NV

We left Lake Mead National Recreation Area and entered into the Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada and drove leisurely through the park.

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Dec 27, 2013 - Valley of Fire S.P.

We had another great day with family, we all visited the Valley of Fire State Park. We packed sandwiches from Firehouse Subs and had a picnic. I was surprised to see all three grandsons and Jerry and Kim climb the red rocks in the park like spider monkeys. Before I could get my camera ready, they were already at the top. They didn’t just climb one, they climbed a bunch of them. Betty and I enjoyed watching them, I managed to zoom in a few good pictures too. They climbed the rocks with ease and ran back down at a fast speed. You can’t beat...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Mouse's Tank

On a referral from our friend, Paul we hiked the Mouse's Tank trail through a small canyon. Many of the walls in the canyon had petroglyphs on the varnished walls. The petroglyphs are always up high, which makes you wonder how did they do it. They say the petroglyphs are around 4,000 years old. At the end of the trail was a natural tank that held water. The park lacks signage giving info about their trails.

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