Valley of Fire, NV
When we arrived at Valley of Fire State Park, we stopped at the visitor center to ask about hiking trails. A park ranger told us about a little used trail that split off from the park’s most popular trail through an area known as White Domes. The Prospect Trail winds for five miles through a number of canyons. It is not maintained by the park so it is a bit rough in some places. The ranger told us there are a number of different colored rocks along the trail, which hooked the nimble hiker immediately. So on our second day in the park we decided to explore a portion of this trail.
WARNING: If you are already tired of looking at rocks, now is a good time to go to ESPN.com!
At one point on the Prospect Trail we came upon a couple parts of a skeleton. John put the two together to get a better look at this guy.
Valley of Fire isn’t a very large park. You can visit most of the scenic areas and do most of the popular hikes in a day or two. But its beauty is beyond description. Only an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, it should be on everyone’s must see list!
Next up: Bolder City, NV. More on that later . . .