In 2014, I visited the Valley of Fire, a Nevada State Park located about 30 minutes north of Las Vegas. Since visiting, I've wanted to return. There were a few areas that I had missed or hadn't had time to explore.
This time, while traveling from Las Vegas to Mesquite, I had some extra time as to take in the areas.
Valley of Fire, is located about 20 minutes off of I-15. There is an exit that is clearly identified next to a Chevron gas station. You basically take the road east and pay your $10 at the gate and you are in. Keep in mind, there are no gas stations nearby and water sources appear to be somewhat limited. Keep in mind there isn't a lot of shelter or shade here, so if the temperature is hot you will suffer. The best time to visit is fall through spring.
This trip I wound up seeing some of the petrified logs, some petroglphys and re-hiked Mouse's Tank Trail.
I wound up spending a few hours here and even though it was a Tuesday, there were a fair amount of people here. This is definitely worth the stop and it has so many enjoyable and unique things to see. Who would've guessed this exists just a short distance from Lake Mead and the I-15 freeway?
|Parking lot of the Beehives|
|Climbing some of the rocks at the"Beehives"|
|Mouse Tank Trail Petroglyph|