Who would have thought to pack hiking boots for a Las Vegas getaway? Well, you'd be surprised at what hidden gems there are surrounding Sin City. One of my favorite place to go hiking in Las Vegas is Valley of Fire State Park. Even if you only have a few hours to spare, it's worth the drive only being approximately 50 miles from the Strip. To prepare for the hike, be ready to pay $10 to enter the park for the day. Some of the most popular attractions are Elephant Rock, Fire Wave, and the Atlatl Rock.
Elephant Rock Trail
Fire Wave Trail
Because of our limited time, my friend and I headed to Mouse's Tank Road to take some photos before sunset. The later part of the day gave us ideal lighting that really brought out the rich textures of the red rocks!
If you're lucky, you'll be able to spot some pretty cool wildlife here! We were so fortunate to have come across an entire herd of Big Horn Sheep as we were driving to our next hiking destination. Thankfully, we were able to safely pull over and take some photos of them! In the years I have lived in desert climates, I have yet to see one up close like this. It was a magical moment!
If Valley of Fire peaks your interest, make sure to bring the following:
-$10 for park entrance
-More water than you think
-Layers just in case
-Always let someone know where you'll be as there's little to no cell service here!
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