Discover rock art that dates back three millennia, explore swathes of the Mojave Desert decorated with unparalleled formations like Elephant Rock, Mouse's Tank and Severn Sisters. Here are some of the most special hikes to check out during your visit:
Hikers and equestrians can enjoy the park's longer trail, which runs for eleven miles there and back through fantastic canyons on the way to the White Domes. The trail is almost unmarked, following the mountain range instead. Look for yellow and white tape markers as you explore a dramatic collection of rock formations.
Longer than the Petrified Logs Loop, this hike swings for five miles out into the park through flower adorned meadows. Dogs are welcome on this hike, which takes in some of the park's most unique formations.
This hour long hike takes you up petroglyph marked stone stairs towards the monumental Atlatl Rock. This monolithic Aztec sandstone landmark is reached via a boulder strewn trail that culminates in a steep climb to views over Lake Mead. The petroglyphs illustrate the Atlatl weapon, used in hunting.
The vast Mojave Desert is quintessential Nevada. Older and vaster than any other landscape in the state, the Valley of Fire State Park is a must-see for families. From a gift shop packed with fun trinkets for families to the colossal and ancient natural sculptures you will encounter here, Valley of Fire State Park Cabins are perfect for an inspiring vacation.
Your family will marvel at the annual May demonstration of 3000 year old techniques used by the Native Indians to hunt bighorn sheep. You will even get the chance to fire your own replica atlatl, a primitive bow and arrow.
When the children tire, you can still explore this giant landscape in your car. Take the scenic drive to the vast white stones known as the White Domes.
Learn more about the geology, wildlife and ancient civilizations that define the park. Kids will love playing in the red rock playground and interacting with exhibits. Experience millennia of geology, wild and human life on adventures in this spectacular park.