Valley of Fire State Park

Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest State Park. It is located only 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays.

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We did a circular route through Valley of Fire State Park via I-15N and then circled back through Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Valley of Fire was absolutely breathtaking and we are thankful to our friends, Jag & Bev, for suggesting we visit it after leaving the Tiffin (TRVN) gathering in Quartzsite earlier this month.  The drive back through Lake Mead NRA was a little disappointing after the spectacular scenery of Valley of Fire.  On our way into Las Vegas, we could see the strip in it’s entirety against the back drop of the mountains at sunset.  I set my camera up on a tripod and took quite a few shots.   The photo below is a panorama shot (two photos stitched together in Photoshop CS4) along with some tweaking with Topaz Adjust.

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Las Vegas at Sunset

One Comment

  1. Top vacation spots February 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    The spectacular Valley of Fire State Park has much to offer. You can easily spend an entire day exploring. Check with the visitor center first and get a trail map or bring a topographic map and GPS receiver if you prefer to get away from the beaten path.