Valley of Fire, NV
We left Sand Hollow State Park, outside Hurricane UT, Thursday morning and headed south on I-15. Our original plan called for a drive to Bolder City, south of Las Vegas. But when we thought about our visit to Valley of Fire State Park last year, we decided it would be irresponsible to pass so close to the park without a return visit.
So we took Nevada Exit 93 and headed south on NV-169 through Overton, NV to the east entrance to Valley of Fire State Park. The views out the windshield as we drove into the park reminded us of why we wanted a return visit to this beautiful area.
There are two campgrounds in the park with a combined total of 72 sites. One of the campgrounds is set up for large RVs with wide sites, water, and 50 amp power. All sites are first come/first served, so we made sure to arrive before noon to increase the chances of getting a site. We were please to find that many sites were available when we arrived, including site 32, where we stayed on our previous visit. Site 32 is a pull-in site with great views to our front and sides.
After setting up on our site, we hopped into the Jeep and headed further into the park for some hiking (surprise!).
While there are some maintained hiking trails in the park, one of the great things about Valley of Fire is that you can just pull over to the side of the road and hike into one of the many dry washes, then climb up slickrock to check out the views. We stopped at what is marked Wash #3 and hiked to the east.
We’re spending two nights in Valley of Fire and have a hike planned for tomorrow. So stay tuned for more rock pictures!