VALLEY OF FIRE 2-DAY HIKING
Your tents are nestled among the red rocks and sandstone at night, while days are spent exploring the trails at Valley of Fire.
About the Experience
Valley of Fire is one of southern Nevada's most scenic landscapes. Speckled with ancient petroglyphs and furnace red Aztec sandstone, this area is great for scenic hikes and photography alike.
The grey and white limestone is mixed among other geologic features that date back to the Jurassic period. Many day hikes are available to all skill levels, from short easy walks to moderate treks through the backcountry.
Winter season allows for longer exploration due to the comfortable hiking temperatures. Spring wildflowers dot the roadsides with hues of purple, yellow, and orange. Summer is better resigned to short walks and stops at historic sights.
Don't forget to bring your camera. If you like exploring ancient rock art there is plenty to see here. Stop at Atlatl rock and study the pictures carved into the stone. A short hike to Mouse's Tank reveals plenty more, along with a a secret hiding spot in the desert where renegades escaped the law.
Visit the abandoned town of St. Thomas or stop at one of several natural springs on the way back. The scenic drive gives you a spectacular view of Lake Mead as you wind back around to Las Vegas.
ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
- Wildlife Viewing
Easy - Moderate
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Beginner friendly, no previous experience required. Outdoor camping experience helpful but not required. Recommended minimum age: 10+ years
Packing Your Gear
Come prepared. You could be travelling from the desert floor to mountain tops, and back down again. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, to help make your journey comfortable and enjoyable. Feel free to bring what suits your needs.
- Two sets of clothing
- Dress in layers
- River sandals or water shoes (no flip flops)
- Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
- Towel (optional)
- Hat and sunglasses
- Water Bottle / Nalgene
- Personal hygiene kit
- Personal Medications
- Sunblock and Lip Balm (a must!)
- Headlamp (highly recommended)
- PHOTO ID
- Cash for souvenirs and tips*
- Professional Guide
- Trekking poles
- All meals, snacks, bottled water while on trip
- Sleeping bag, pad, & pillow
- Kitchen & cooking equipment
- Personal mess kits
- All permits, park fees
- Hotel transportation from Las Vegas Strip
*Gratuity not included