Welcome to Valley of Fire State Park
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Elephant RockA fine example of an arch in the shape of an elephant. The rock is right next to the road, but it is better to park in the nearby parking lot and take the 1/3 of a mile trail to reach the formation.
Seven SistersFascinating red rock formations with a stark desert backdrop that makes a great background for photos.
Mouse’s Tank Road
Rainbow VistaA great photo point with a panoramic view of multi-colored sandstone.
Fire Canyon/ Silica DomeFrom this vantage point there is an excellent view of the deep red sandstone of Fire Canyon and the unique geological features of Silica Dome.
White DomesSandstone formations with brilliant contrasting colors, picnic area and a one mile scenic trail.
Atlatl RockOutstanding examples of ancient Indian rock art, or petroglyphs, including a depiction of the atlatl, a notched stick used to throw primitive spears. The atlatl was a predecessor to the bow and arrow.
BeehivesUnusual sandstone formations weathered by the eroding forces of wind and water.
Petrified LogsLogs and stumps, washed into the area from an ancient forest about 225 million years ago, are exposed in 2 locations.
Where to stay
North Shore Inn at Lake Mead, Moapa Valley
In Overton we stayed one night at North Shore Inn. It was a good choice: friendly and helpful owners, nice and clean rooms and convenient for our trip.
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Where to eat
Sugar’s Home Plate, Moapa Valley
Cool place to eat, typical American cuisine. Sugar’s Home Plate is located on the main street in Overton, just a short drive from the Valley of Fire and Lake Mead. The atmosphere is fun and casual, with sports memorabilia adorning the walls and ceiling.