“Pic of the Week”. May 23, 2014. Valley of the Fire State Park, Nevada

Colorado and Southwest 2003 006.  Nevada.  Valley of the First State Park

Whenever I travel to Las Vegas, especially if I’m in town for more than a few days, I like to rent a car, leave the city and do a loop drive that includes the Hoover Dam and the shore of Lake Mead, ending in Valley of the Fire State Park (before returning to Las Vegas).  Valley of Fire is about six miles (10 km) from Lake Mead and 55 miles (90 km) northeast of Las Vegas.  I try to time my arrival at Valley of the Fire for late afternoon so that I can enjoy the cooler temperatures, take a short hike and watch the setting sun.

Valley of Fire is Nevada‚Äôs oldest state park, dedicated in 1935, …

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