Valley of Fire

(nr Overton NV)
At the north end of Lake Mead is Nevada’s first state park, Valley of Fire. Paved roads take you through a variety of red rock formations. The Visitor Center had displays, restrooms, water and a map to the sites.


Valley of Fire

There is parking at each vista, and most have a trail to hike. I only took two trails. Rainbow Vista went along a sandy path toward Fire Canyon. Part of the way in, I found a mini-arch, and some wildflowers.

Rock formation with passage


White Domes are sandstone forms. I stopped at an overlook before the actual site, and found a trail not listed in the brochure. It takes you to a field of striated multicolored rock called the Fire Wave. I later learned there was another way to it via a slot canyon.

Striated rock formation

Fire Wave

On the way out I stopped at Seven Sisters; several tall rock formations with a picnic area amongst them. It appeared to be a popular spot.

Canyon with multi-colored rock

Rocks of various colors

There is a campground in the park, but I chose to boondock two nights for free at Stewarts Point overlooking Lake Mead. The road going in is not nice, but taking it slow any size rig can make it. Found a nice spot on a ridge overlooking the lake.

PS: Yesterday, was the one year anniversary of my traveling on the road. Posts of the adventure are way behind my actual location. They should catch up eventually and become current. I’m now along the Oregon coast enjoying it’s many splendors. The plan is to spend the summer exploring the northwest.

Camp: Lake Mead NRA-Stewarts Point
Scene: Mountains, rocks, lake

8 Responses to Valley of Fire

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR June 9, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    That year went quickly!!! nice post and nice photos – enjoy!!!

    • Pleinguy June 10, 2014 at 12:28 am #

      Thanks for following Dick. You were one of the first RVers blog I followed. Sorry you had to leave the road.

  2. Gypsy June 9, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I still hope to see some of the National Parks in Southern Utah, I think I would really love to spend more time on the Oregon Coast.

    • Pleinguy June 10, 2014 at 12:29 am #

      I will be in southeast Utah this fall. Watch for my post about Butte Lake in Lassen. Thanks for commenting Gypsy; you too were one of the first I followed.

  3. Jimbo June 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Nice going that you made it one year. I hope you plan on coming up to the North Cascades in Washington. It is very beautiful up here.

    • Pleinguy June 10, 2014 at 12:32 am #

      Thanks for the invite Jimbo. I’m considering the North Cascades, but not sure at this point. If I do it will be the end of June or early July.

  4. Brad June 14, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Wow! I cannot believe it’s already been a year. I’ll bet it’s been the most enjoyable year of your life!

    • Pleinguy June 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

      One of the best years for sure. I’ve really enjoyed the travels, but there is so much more yet to see.

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