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From Las Vegas: Small-Group Valley of Fire Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Small-Group Valley of Fire Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel (pick up starts from 7 AM) in Las Vegas. Enjoy a brief stop at the Moapa Indian Reservation on the way to the Valley of Fire State Park. Upon arrival, listen as your guide provides an overview of the park's geological history. Trek between the towering sandstone formations, which glow fiery red in the sunlight and are responsible for the park's name. Witness amazing petrified trees and 4,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs. Learn about the seismic fault lines that created the rugged terrain and how it has eroded over time. Hear about the Native American tribes who called this land home for thousands of years. Spend some time in the park's visitor center, where you can discover even more about the Valley of Fire. End the experience with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.

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Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

2. Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

Experience the adventurous side of Las Vegas and spend your day hiking at the Valley of Fire State Park. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, taking you away from the Strip and into nature! As you approach the entrance to the park you’ll have views of the Lake Mead Recreation Area in the distance. Lake Mead is the largest manmade lake in the United States. Choose from easy, moderate, or difficult hike options. During the tour your guide will share historical information about the Valley of Fire and the geology of the area. Admire petroglyph-covered walls as you trek through the desert wilderness in Nevada’s oldest State Park. As the hike continues you’ll experience mild to extreme rock scrambles that will take you to some of the most beautiful peaks and plateaus in southern Nevada. There is no shortage of excitement here, as these trails have been created with the adventurous spirit in mind. At the end of the hike you’ll stop at the park’s visitor center before returning to Las Vegas. Available Hikes: Easy (4 hours): This option is great for families and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. An easy walk allows you to see some of the many ancient petroglyphs in the park as well as finding natural arches that are hidden throughout the park. Moderate (4-5 hours): You’ll hike at a friendly pace, although a good level of fitness is required. Explore the dramatic red rock formations while you scramble and climb landscapes of boulders, crevasses, brush, peaks, and plateaus. Difficult (5-6 hours): This is a more intense activity than the moderate and easy hikes, and is recommended for avid hikers. You’ll cover more challenging terrain for the most captivating views!

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Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon Day Trip

3. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon Day Trip

First stop is the Valley of Fire state park. See the famous Atlatl Rock, Elephant Rock and Rainbow Vista before you venture into the petrified sand dunes of Fire Canyon. Here, you will have the option to hike the Mouse's tank Trail (0.75-mile roundtrip). Keep your eyes peeled for Native American petroglyphs and learn about the many Native American cultures who made the Valley of Fire their home as your guide leads you through the hike. After your hike, enjoy a 13-mile scenic drive deeper into the Mojave Desert to Red Rock Canyon. Enjoy views of the 65-million-year-old Wilson Cliffs and Keystone Thrust before arriving at the Canyon where you will have some time to explore the area.

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Valley of Fire: Private Group Tour from Las Vegas

4. Valley of Fire: Private Group Tour from Las Vegas

Let the Valley of Fire overwhelm your senses with stunning scenery, wide vistas, and brightly colored rock formations on this private group tour. Depart from Las Vegas and experience this must-see gem of Nevada. Just over an hour outside of Las Vegas, Nevada’s first state park will welcome you with natural beauty and a peaceful environment. The Valley of Fire is full of vibrant, red Aztec Sandstone outcrops nestled among gray and tan limestone mountains. The sandstone from the Jurassic period is the remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after inland seas subsided and the land rose. Enjoy stopping at a number of unique sites such as the Beehives, White Domes, Elephant Rock, Mouse’s Tank, Rainbow Vista, and others. Stop at the visitor center to learn about the area’s geology, wildlife, and local history. Walk the steps at Atlatl Rock to see the petroglyphs before departing back to Las Vegas for drop-off.

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From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

Experience the incredible Valley of Fire, once the spiritual center of a great American civilization. The rock formations and Indian art will amaze you as you discover the ancient art and artifacts on a 7-hour tour. Valley of Fire State Park, covering nearly 42,000 acres, is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Its name is derived from the red sandstone formations, created by the great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. Located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation of between 2,000 and 2,600 feet, the valley abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. The park entry on Valley of Fire Highway, designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway, passes through the Moapa River Indian Reservation. Although petroglyphs are found throughout the entire park, Mouse's Tank and Atlatl Rock are 2 areas in particular where they are relatively easily accessible. Valley of Fire has provided the setting for numerous films and television shows as well as many car commercials, including the 1966 film, The Professionals with Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin and Claudia Cardinale; the 1984-1987 CBS TV show, Airwolf starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine; the 1987 science fiction cult film, Cherry 2000 starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews; the 1990 American science fiction action film, Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; the 1994 American science fiction film, Star Trek Generations; Criss Angel's show, Criss Angel Mindfreak; the 2005 American action film, Domino starring Keira Knightley; the 2007 American science fiction action film, Transformers: Need for Speed: The Run, a car racing video game; and Lana Del Rey's Ride music video. This is truly a special place, and the filmmakers know it. Come and see it for yourself!

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Valley of Fire and Zion National Park: 1-Day Tour

6. Valley of Fire and Zion National Park: 1-Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the wilderness and natural landscapes of Zion National Park and the Desert of Fire on this tour from Las Vegas. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from the meeting point. Start the day heading north into Zion Park. Mormon settlers gave the park this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience due to the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Marvel at the majesty of the mountains all around. After, make your way back to Las Vegas. Along the way, enjoy a stop for a break for lunch (at your own expense). Then, visit the Valley of Fire, named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. Marvel at the massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Watch the sun cover the valley of fire and set its sandstone formations aflame. The Valley of Fire visit is timed so that you are able to see the appearance of the valley on fire when reflecting the sun’s powerful rays (weather permitting). Later, depart the valley for an evening return to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Valley of Fire

Amazing guided hike ! Matt was knowledgeable in so many areas. The days was so much more than I could have hoped for, he challenged us continually. The beauty was breath taking, the pictures blew me away. One of the best things I did the entire week in Vegas.

I had a wonderful time. Denny is professional and a great photographer. He knows exactly where to take good photos. If you go on this tour, you will end up with great photos that he will take for you.

Lovely experience. All very organised. Dani (sp?) our guide was friendly, very knowledgeable, full of random facts too but also professional. Great trip to see some spectacular sites.

Small group, Matt is a great guide! Knew the route super well so I always felt we were in good hands. Gorgeous area, and the petroglyph were stunning!

Robert was amazing, we had a wonderful time. He knew great spots for photos and was super friendly!