Valley of Fire – Nevada’s Oldest State Park

Valley of Fire is Nevada’s largest and oldest state park, dedicated in 1935.  The park is located approximately 58 miles Northeast of the Las Vegas Strip in the Mojave Desert.

Deriving its name from the red Aztec sandstone and limestone mountains formed during the jurassic period over 150 million years ago.  These formations are the centerpieces of the park attractions that often can appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays.

Hiking trails are located throughout the park that allow anyone to visit the Fire Wave, White Domes and the Elephant Rock.  During the Winter and Spring seasons, the hikes are relatively easy and free of excessive heat that is consistent during the summer months.  If you’re into rock climbing and panoramic views, the park provides multiple rock formations that allow visitors to climbing options.

Valley of Fire is a popular filming location for motion pictures and automobile commercials.  Star Trek: Generations scene where Captain Kirk died and was buried.  The scenes of Mars from Total Recall.  A transition scene where the Autobots drove through the desert towards the Hoover Dam all were filmed on location within the park.

Visitor Information

Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Road
Overton, Nevada 89040
Phone: 702-397-2088

Entrance Fee:  $10.00 per vehicle entering the park

Park Hours: Sunrise to sunset

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