Valley of Fire State Park, dedicated in 1935, is the oldest state park in Nevada
The Valley of Fire State Park has been named after the red sandstones, which are present there and seem like they are burning because of the way the sun shines on them. This park with white and red sandstones lies on a 49 miles distance from Las Vegas. In this brilliantly red colored park, different scenes from Star Wars and Star Trek have been recorded in Valley of Fire State Park. Find tranquility in this beautiful and lovely park, far from the hectic Las Vegas.
Places of interest are, among others:
- Mouse Tank, Stone basins from which the Paiute Indians drank.
- The Beehives, unusual sandstone formations weathered, erosion by forces of wind and water.
- Petrified logs and stumps, from an ancient forest about 225 million years ago.
- The White Domes, Sandstone formations with gorgeous contrasting colors.
- Seven Sisters, fascinating red rock formations.
- Atlat Rock, you will find old native American rock drawings here.
- Great Rocks: Elephant Rock, Arch Rock, Duck Rock and more
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Climate: Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from under zero (Freezing) to 23 degrees Celsius. Daily summer highs usually exceed 37 degrees Celsius and may reach 48 degrees Celsius. Summer temperatures can vary widely from day to night. Be prepared, take plenty of water with you.
For more information vist the next site: The Nevada Division of State Parks
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