The Best Valley of Fire State Park Adventure Itinerary

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Exploring the Valley of Fire State Park has been on my bucket list for a very very long time. Logan and I took an adventure to the park at the end of February to do some hiking. The weather was perfect, and not too hot for hiking. On our way home, the pandemic hit America and changed everything. Due to federal and local travel restrictions, unfortunately this has been the only trip we’ve taken this year. The park is located in the U.S. State of Nevada, just 16 miles south of Overton. The city of Las Vegas is 1.5 hour drive to get to Valley of Fire, so we stayed in the city to do day trips to surrounding parks.

My Valley of Fire guide is packed full of everything you need to know when preparing for your adventure. The state park includes a nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres! The state park received its name from the unique red sandstone formations, which formed from the shifting sand dunes over 150 million years ago! The outdoors make for a perfect socially distanced vacation.

This is The Best Adventure Itinerary to Valley of Fire State Park

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How to Get to Valley of Fire State Park

I recommend flying into Las Vegas (LAS) International Airport & renting a car for your adventure right at the airport. Valley of Fire is located just 50 minutes outside of Las Vegas. You will need a car to get to the state park from the city unless you decide to go via a tour. Save up to 25% on Vegas Car Rentals.

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The most popular way to visit the park is by car. You can leave right from the airport if you plan on staying at the park or you can stay in the city of Las Vegas. The drive from the city is 50 miles and takes around 1 hour to reach Valley of Fire State Park

Park Rates and Admission

Day use entrance rate:  $10.00 per vehicle
Camping rate:  $20.00 per night + $10.00 for sites with utility hookups
Park Hours: Sunrise – Sunset

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Valley of Fire Day Trip Tours

There are several different types of day and half day trips from the city. Tours from Las Vegas to the State Park often include roundtrip transportation. If your itinerary is flexible or you have additional time, I would recommend adding additional nearby parks to your road trip. Red Rock Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Mead, or the Hoover Dam. Big Bus Tours Las Vegas Offer – Save 10% on all Bus Tours + Kids go FREE on Classic Tickets

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Valley of Fire Half Day

Valley of Fire Half Day

$119.00

This 6 hour half day tour will show you all the best highlights the park has to offer, great for hiking, travel photography & more.

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Valley of Fire Full Day

$124.00

If you’re looking for more time, the full day tour to Valley of Fire has a jam packed adventure itinerary you’re sure to enjoy.

Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area

Valley of Fire + Red rock Canyon Full Day

$135.00

Spend the day exploring two of Nevada’s beautiful parks so you don’t have to choose which one you want to visit!

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Where to Stay

There are several options for accomodations when visiting the State Park, ranging from camping to luxury hotels. Las Vegas is the closest major city to the park, however there are a few places to stay in Overton, an alternative to the bright city lights. Overton is the closest city by Valley of Fire, just 15 minutes away. You can have more time in the park and less time driving. Some accommodations you may want to consider are:

North Shore Inn

North Shore Inn

$90.00

Experience the beauty and quiet tranquility of the desert. Located in Overton, just an hour north of Las Vegas North Shore Inn is just a 5 minute drive to Valley of Fire.

Atlatl Rock Campground

Atlatl Rock Campground

$20.00

If you’re adventurous and prefer camping, there are two walk in campgrounds. The state park has 72 sites total. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, restrooms & showers.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

$196.00

Home to the famous Chandelier Bar, this luxurious hotel is located on the Las Vegas strip. The hotel is instagram worthy & won’t disappoint.

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Hiking in Valley of Fire State Park

Elevation Range: 1,500′ to 3,000′

Hiking around Las Vegas you’ll find some of the most popular trails in the state. There are plenty of hiking trails in Valley of Fire State Park throughout the parks 46,000 acres in the Mojave Desert. The bright red Aztec sandstone has swirls of gray & tan colored limestone imbedded into it. As the sun rises and sets, you’ll see the desert landscape glow orange and red hues for miles into the horizon as the sun hits the stone. These hikes are great for visitors who want to explore the state park from Las Vegas as a day trip or campers within the park.

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Best Valley of Fire Trails

  • Beehives
  • Arch Rock / Piano Rock
  • Petrified Logs
  • Rainbow Vista Trail
  • Petroglyph Canyon
  • Pastel Canyon
  • Fire Wave* the popular “wave”
  • White Domes
  • Top of the World Arch

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Best Valley of Fire Hikes

Depending on the amount of time you have, you may only be able to fit in a few hikes. Our Valley of Fire adventure lasted for one day. We were able to fit in four different hikes. These are the best hikes in Valley of Fire State Park.

The Beehive Hike. This adventure itinerary will provide you all the information you need for your visit to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The best hikes, what to do, where to stay, tours, how to get there and more! | #nevadatravel #nevadaroadtrip #valleyoffire #statepark #photos #hiking #camping #photography

The Beehives

Length: Roadside pull off with trail
Elevation Change: N/A
Difficulty: Easy
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring *not recommended in summer

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Pastel Canyon Hike

Length: 3.2 miles (2 km)
Elevation Change: 230 ft (70 meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring *not recommended in summer

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Fire Wave Hike

Length: 4.5 miles (2.8 km)
Elevation Change: 300 ft (91 meters)
Difficulty: Moderate; some scrambling
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring *not recommended in summer

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2020 COVID-19 Update

Governments around the world are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation as circumstances change daily. Requirements for social distancing are in effect across the United States due to the Coronavirus so verify with local . On March 30, 2020, Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada issued a travel advisory for the State, urging visitors to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days after arriving or returning to Nevada to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada. Check HERE for the most up to date information.

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  1. I have not heard of this part until now. It looks and sounds absolutely incredible! I would definitely do the Fire Wave hike!!!

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