by Roam & Thrive
The park isn’t big and many of the main highlights you can see by car when driving around. You won’t be able to hike all the trails in a day but you can choose a few easy hikes or a long one and make the most of your day.
There is an entrance fee which you’ll need to pay at the booth on your way into the park, either at the west or east entrance. The fee is $10 per vehicle for Nevada residents (Nevada plates) and $15 for non-Nevada residents
The Fire Wave Trail is a short trail that will take you to one of Valley of Fire’s most popular sites- the Fire Wave Rock. The trail is fairly flat and easy and at the end, you’ll get to the spectacular Fire Wave, a large rocky mound or small hill which has very interesting and colorful striations. The rock literally looks like a wave of fire, hence its name. READ HOW TO GET THERE HERE
Another one of the most popular Valley of Fire hikes is the White Domes Loop Trail located at the end of White Domes Road or Mouse’s Tank Road. The trail is about a mile long, featuring all kinds of scenery and at one point, you even pass a short slot canyon which is a pretty cool experience. The trail ends at a point where you can see the distant mountains – it is truly an epic sight!
This is one of the longer trails in Valley of Fire State Park that takes in many of the park’s surroundings. The Pinnacles Loop begins with a sandy wash before you enter a beautiful red rock canyon. You also reach the Red Pinnacles toward the trail’s end, and you can enjoy wandering around the spires for some stunning sights. Due to its slightly longer length, this one is not a very popular trail and you might have it all to yourself.
The Valley of Fire Elephant Rock Loop Trail is a very short hike that’ll take you to Elephant Rock, one of the most unique rock formations in the park. As the name suggests, it’s a rock resembling an elephant- trunk and all. This trail is super flat and easy and perfect for the whole family. READ MORE HERE
Located just a little before Rainbow Vista Trail, Mouse’s Tank Trail is another short trail, perfect for those looking for a variety of short trails during their trip to Valley of Fire State Park. This is a short, sandy trail which provides some beautiful views of Mouse Tank Road. It’s fairly similar to Rainbow Vista Trail so you might just want to choose one rather than doing them both.
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