Las Vegas, Nevada is more than just the strip of hotels, shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment district. There are also many natural landscape hotspots for you to explore and discover. For example, the famous Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon and the one that we visited was called the “Valley of Fire”.
Many peeps wanted to explore the famous Grand Canyon but it could take up to 2-3 hours of driving each way which could be too time consuming.
But no worries, I highly recommend you to visit the “Valley of Fire”. It’s only a short 30-40 minute drive, and you get to enjoy the scenic route to check out some of the most craziest red rocks, dry sand and slope & mountains in the world. Valley of Fire is a public recreation and nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres located 16 miles south of Overton, Nevada.
It’s a hidden gem!
For only $10 USD per vehicle, you get to stay in your vehicle and drive around the loop, checking out the red rocks, various rock formations, wildlife animals such as deer and dry sand. You feel like you are on another planet.
If you want to get out of the vehicle, there are stops that you can park and walk around and explore. You can touch the sand, climb up to the rocks and check out different perspectives and appreciate the mother nature.
Highly recommended. I think this is a worthwhile visit coz it’s close by the Vegas Strip while you can experience nature without needing to drive so far to Grand Canyon if you don’t have much time.
Valley of Fire State Park – Overton, Nevada, USA
Address: 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, United States
Phone: +1 702-397-2088
Elevation: 2,464 ft (751 m)
Area: 45,937.88 acres (185.9040 km2)
Parks Fee: $10 USD per vehicle to enter the State Park
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MeC8bFk8GTgMPHEf6