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Oct 2, 2013 - Exploring Valley of Fire

We got up early enough today to enjoy the rising sun on the desert around us. What a great way to start the day! By 8:30 we were off exploring. Caught up with Bill, Sharon & Joyce at the visitor center. It was already getting warm and decided hiking was going to be out of the question as it was going to be 89 degrees today, so we opted for a drive to get an overview of the park. We went exploring up Mouse's Tank Rd. One of the prettiest 3 miles of road with every color and shape of rock. Who knew rocks could be so gorgeous and the ever...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Valley of Fire

We got up early this morning to travel to Valley of Fire in Nevada in hopes of arriving early enough to get a site today. What a beautiful drive down I-15 and over to Hwy 169 into the State Park. Once we turned into the park, it was a long ways back in here to the campground. There were 4 or 5 campers coming out, which had us hoping they were leaving and not turned away. We were thankful to find many sites available in the loop that has W & E for $30.00 a night. It is still a little warm here in the dessert and we haven't acclimated to the...

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Sep 29, 2013 - Valley of Fire State Park In Nevada

We were excited to arrive at Valley of Fire State Park again. We visited here in 2010 but only did a quick drive-thru and we promised ourselves that if we had the chance we'd return and camp here. So, here we are again. We arrived about 3:30 PM in the afternoon so we found a site and set up the fifth wheel. There were only a couple of sites left when we arrived. After we got set up, we took a ride around the main loop road in the park and just took pictures as the sun was illuminating some of the features and hiding others. Tomorrow we'll...

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May 4, 2013 - Valley of Fire St. Pk, Nevada

We spent two nights at Lake Mead before trundling off to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Apparently it was named when some politician or other drove up the valley road with the sun lighting up the red rocks and thought it looked as though the whole valley was afire. On the way here, we stopped to check out a place called “Blue Point Springs” right beside the road. We could see as soon as we got out of the car that water was running in a tiny creek and decided to follow it back to see if we could locate the spring itself. We found where...

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May 15, 2012 - Valley of Fire State Park

There is more to do in the Las Vegas area than gamble. We visited Valley of Fire State Park about 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Nevada's first state park, Valley of Fire, gets its name from the colorful red, orange and yellow sandstone formations that are seen here. All I can say is, WOW, BEAUTIFUL! It is hard to believe so much desert could be so scenic. Because of its stunning scenery, movies such as "Planet of the Apes", "10,000 B.C.", and "Transformers" were filmed here.

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Apr 1, 2012 - Valley of Fire

March 31 - At the Casino last night, we watch a 6 piece country rock group, we were entertained. WE left Buffalo Bill's Casino in Primm(Gonna miss Kenny Rogers tonight) & Drove through Crazy Vegas to the Valley of Fire (State Park), hoping to find a Campsite, which we did. At the main highway turn off there was a gas station, Casino, and General store, Which only had booze, tobaco and fire works. This was in the MIDDLE of nowhere! really Wierd they had no groceries. Budwieser 36 for 22.99, shall i say more!! COLD TURKEY AT HOME,ARRGH. The...

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Jan 26, 2012 - Las Vegas - Valley of Fire

Drove north of Las Vegas about 45 miles to the Valley of Fire, the first state park in Nevada. We though the rock formations in Red Rock Canyon were great, the Valley of Fire blew us away. The different colors, hues and rock formation from huge to very delicate were spectacular. We saw rock formation that looked like an elephant and one that was a natural bridge, walked along a 3/4 mile trail that was called Petroglyph Canyon Trail, it was amazing to see all the Petroglyphs etched in the black patina deposited on the rock thousands of years...

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Mar 29, 2010 - Nevada Valley of Fire State Park - One of the Most Picturesque Parks We've Visited!

Today we decided to head over to the Valley of Fire State Park. I had never heard of it but there was a little square on the campground's brochure that talked about a scenic drive that took about two hours to Valley of Fire State Park. We decided to check it out. Well, two hours is a crazy estimate. We were gone all day but, on the other hand, we just loved it. Valley of Fire is one of the most colorful parks we've ever visited. The park gets its name from red sandstone formations, but there are also limestone, shales and conglomerates and...

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May 1, 2009 - Valley of Fire

After spending a week in Las Vegas visiting Jo's mom and brothers, and attending a mini high school reunion with several of our Bedford High classmates, we headed north to one of our favorite little state parks, the Valley of Fire. In this little park are numerous clusters of red sandstone rocks that have been exposed by years of erosion and now sit there in the middle of the desert for visitors to admire. In addition to wearing away the grey rock masses that used to hide this Aztec sandstone layer, the forces of erosion (wind and water)...

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Oct 26, 2008 - Fields of Fire

Sunday 26th October A Dam, a Bridge and another Critter in the Road The drive up Hwy93 to the Hoover Dam was uneventful enough, but if I was losing track of days, when I arrived at the dam I knew one thing - it was a weekend. The place was packed. It wasn't quite a traffic jam heading up to the dam, but not far from it. I stopped at a couple of points south of the dam for photos and then paid $7 to park in the main car park. Disappointingly, they were also charging another $10 for entrance into the visitor centre - I settled for an amble...

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Jun 14, 2008 - 6/14 Valley of Fire

6/14 Was finally able to get in a good nice long hot shower. After 3 days of a mixture of water and dust in my hair it got to the point where I wouldn’t even get my fingers though it. I kept it up in a pony tail the whole time. Bill said I finally smell better than the mules. I even treated myself and put on my eye make-up this morning. Only forth time I have done that all trip so far. The Valley of Fire is real neat, so many rocks with caves in them. Again thought of our grandkids and how much fun they would have. Took a drive around and...

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May 11, 2008 - Valley of Fire State Park

All right one more side trip. We got up this morning and decided to go visit the Valley of Fire State Park, thinking it would only take a few hours. Eight hours later we made it back to the trailer. Wow what a beautiful ride that was. We stopped at many lookouts and hiking paths. I think I took 200 pictures and we are exhausted. Tomorrow is a day of rest.

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