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Valley of Fire.                                               




2-Door Jeep $350.00 4-Door Jeep $425.00. 

$25.00 for each additional passenger. 8am Tour for 5 hours includes hotel pick up.
Valley of Fire

is mostly a scenic Tour and a small amount of 4-wheeling if any for those of you that are not into the Tour bus.

Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest state park. It is located only 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.

Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included the Fremont people and later the Anasazi farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. Span of approximate occupation has been dated from 300 BC to 1150 AD. Their visits probably involved hunting, food gathering and religious ceremonies, although scarcity of water would have limited the length of their stay. Fine examples of rock art left by these ancient peoples can be found at several sites within the park. Nevada's oldest State Park, Valley of Fire's 34,880 acres was dedicated in 1935.

Site of many Indian petroglyphs, including a depiction of the atlatl ("at-lat-l''), a notched stick used to add speed and distance to a thrown spear. The atlatl was a predecessor to the bow and arrow.

Petroglyph Canyon Self-Guiding Trail

A half-mile round-trip walk to Mouse's Tank through a sandy canyon, with trail markers to point out interesting features, including fine examples of prehistoric Indian rock writings.

Plants & Animals

The Valley of Fire plant community is dominated by widely spaced creosote bush, burro bush and brittle bush. Several cactus species, including Beavertail and cholla, are also common. Springtime blooms of Desert Marigold, Indigo Bush and Desert Mallow are often spectacular along park roads.

Resident birds include the Raven, House Finch, Sage Sparrow and Roadrunner. Many migrant birds also pass through the park. Most desert animals are nocturnal and not frequently seen by visitors. Many species of lizards and snakes are common, as well as the Coyote, Kit Fox, Spotted Skunk, Black-Tailed Jackrabbit and Antelope Ground Squirrel. The Desert Tortoise is a rare species and is protected by state law.

Geology

The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations created from great shifting sand dunes during the Jurassic Period, 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales and conglomerates.

Unique geological features in the park include:

The Beehives 
Petrified Logs 
Mouse's Tank 
Fir Canyon / Silica Dome 
White Domes 
Seven Sisters 
Elephant Rock