Las Vegas, Nevada
The Valley of Fire State Park is only an hour away from the gawdy light show of Vegas’ strip. But it sure feels like a world’s away. We might as well be on Mars.
Valley of Fire is breathtaking. Every corner turned, every rock climbed reveals yet another squeal worthy vista. Jack and our guide, Chris, were patient enough to wait as I run around taking 2 gazillions pics .
Can you blame me? I had never seen sceneries like this before.
The best sceneries in Valley of Fire require a little hike from the road on unmarked trails. Most people don’t bother. Which is a pity for them and good for us. We didn’t see anybody else out here.
If you go, definitely do not miss the area around Rainbow Lookout and The Wave
Just when you think you know a place, you peel off another layer to find something new. We’d never have associated these sceneries with Vegas.
Thanks to Chris from Pink Jeep Tours for taking the extra step in tailoring this trip to us – knowing well that a little hike off the beaten path offers the greatest rewards.
What amazing scenery and close to vegas. Who would have thought! The colours remind me of the Kimberleys in the North of Western Australia.
Even my 5-year-old son is sitting here saying "Amazing!" You are giving me another reason to plan that roadtrip I keep promising myself I will take.
During my 11 years living in Arizona, I saw amazing landscapes. Valley of Fire wasn't one of them. After seeing your photos, I know where my next Southwestern U.S. trip will be.
Beautiful pictures of The Valley of Fire, makes me wish is was there.
Wow to think I only went to Vegas to drunkenly blunder around under neon lights. I have never known about the great sites outside of the city, so I'll be happy to modify future visits to Nevada. I really enjoyed the pictures in your post too, it reminds me so much of the place I call home, the American Southwest.
Yes! I love the Valley of Fire…completely breathtaking. Believe it or not, Vegas has so many great finds in driving distance from the Strip.
This is a very good place to visit. Valley of Fire gives you a feeling that you are not on Earth. This looks like Mars. You can collect very good photo clicks by visiting this place.
These pictures look almost out of this world. Fantastic shots. Thank you for sharing.
Until now, I had no clue about that scenery being so close to Vegas. What stellar shots! That area is a walker's dream.
These pictures are sweet guys! I'm currently travelling in South America and have seen some equally stunning colours on rocks in the Atacama desert of Chile and Bolivia, so I know how breathtaking it is to see!
Beautiful photos, if it wasn’t quite so far away I’d be on a plane right now! 🙂
I love the comment that they look like chocolate, for i was thinking the same thing – chocolate frosting! what a stunning landscape!
Hi Jill, thanks for letting me know about your site and about this place in particular. This place looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see it for myself in February. Talk to you soon!
Some of the places look like chocolate 🙂
Wow, that looks SO COOL! Definitely on my "next time" list for whenever I make it back to the Southwest!
Wow! Great shots! I never knew that this place exist in Vegas and I've been there multiple times.
We made it to Hoover Dam when we were there and the Grand Canyon but had no idea this fantastic area was close. We will definitely check it out next time. Thanks for sharing.
Wow! This looks incredible. Great photos!
Beautiful. I have plans to visit this place the next time I stop by Vegas.
Who knew? I've been to Vegas many many times and have never made it to the Valley of Fire. Now I've got a reason to go back to Vegas! Beautiful and it does look like Mars or what I think Mars would look like 🙂
Loving the pictures! I'd heard nature around Vegas is great, but I hadn't heard about the Valley of Fire yet. I'm so bookmarking this post:-)
Looks like this place is definitely worth a day-trip from Vegas! Amazing landscape!
This is just another reason to visit Vegas. Spectacular sights.
Beautiful landscape shots. The colors and the formations are out of this world.
Wow those colours and patterns are beautiful! The colours remind me of Australia, where I'm living at the moment.