The world famous Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is world-famous for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone cliffs embedded in gray and tan limestone, and is home to ancient petrified trees and petroglyphs that are more than 2,000 years old. The sandstone dates back to the Jurassic period and is a remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after the inland seas receded and the land lifted.
There are two campgrounds in the Valley of Fire with a total of 72 sites. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms, and electricity and water hookups for RV’s. A disposal station and showers are available. Camping is limited to 14 days in a 30-day period and costs $20 per vehicle per night.
Access from Las Vegas is via the south entrance.
The GPS coordinates are: 36.42921, -114.51474
For those who want to know more, the park’s website has additional info on weather, road conditions and trails.
Oh yes… it is worth to make a reservation in advance because the places are always booked up very quickly. And waiting in front of the entrance is tedious. There are a few places but there is not much around.
Short clip from the animated movie Abominable explaining what Whoop Snakes are. Copyright bei Universal Studios
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