7 Epic Valley of Fire Hikes You Can’t-Miss in 2023


Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, located about an hour from Las Vegas. It offers spectacular scenery, rich history, and amazing hiking opportunities.

The Fire Wave Trail is one of the most popular and photogenic hikes in the park, leading to a sandstone wave with red, white, and pink swirls. It is a 1.5-mile round-trip hike.

Fire Wave Trail


The White Domes Loop Trail is a 1.1-mile loop hike that showcases the diversity of the park, with white sandstone domes, a slot canyon, and an old movie set.

White Domes Loop Trail


The Mouse’s Tank Trail is a 0.8-mile hike that follows a sandy wash to a natural basin where water collects. Along the way, you can see 100s of ancient petroglyphs carved.

Mouse’s Tank Trail


The Rainbow Vista Trail is a 1.1-mile out-and-back hike that leads to a panoramic viewpoint of the park, where you can see the different colors and layers of the sandstone.

Rainbow Vista Trail


The Elephant Rock Trail is a 0.4-mile out-and-back hike that takes you to a rock formation that resembles an elephant’s head and trunk. It is a short and easy hike.

Elephant Rock Trail


The Petroglyph Canyon Trail is a 0.75-mile out-and-back hike that leads to a rock panel with over 150 petroglyphs, some dating back to 3000 years ago. 

Petroglyph Canyon Trail


The Prospect Trail is a 5.5-mile one-way hike that connects the east and west entrances of the park, passing through various landscapes and rock formations.

Prospect Trail


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