The Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire runs through marked and unmarked areas and includes easy to moderate scrambling sections throughout the hike.
Along the hike, you will view amazing rock formations, arches, and possibly a herd of Bighorn Sheep along the trail route.
If you hike the trail “straight through” instead of “in and out”, then the hike will finish at the White Domes Trailhead.
Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire
Most of the trail is marked and easy to follow while there are parts that are not as obvious.
The next time I hike the trail I will run a track to share with others.
If you buy a map at the Valley of Fire Visitors Center, you will read the following:
Hikers and equestrians enjoy 5.5 miles of outback trail between Valley of Fire Highway and White Domes.
Many work out the logistics of being picked up on one end or the other, since the 11-mile RT is a long walk. There is no water along the way, and there are no trail markers, so please be prepared!
Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire Overview
The above chart stats that the Prospect Trail is 4.6 miles but I have seen others say it’s about 5 1/2 miles from the trailhead to the end at White Domes.
The trailhead is at the horse staging area across from the Petrified Logs area.
When we hiked this trail in January 2019, I did not run a track so the next time I hike it I will run a track and post more accurate information once I have it.
Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire Location
The trailhead is easy to find, as seen on the map above.
When we hiked the trail, we took cars to White Domes for a shuttle to return to the trailhead once we finished our hike.
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Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire Photos
I love the colors and formations found at the Valley of Fire and above is a great example of the unique geology found in the Southwest.
The “Howl at the Moon” formation on the side of a sandstone rock on the Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire. (Do you see it? The dog at the bottom right-hand area with the moon above?)
This guy was hanging out with his harem on the rocks and really didn’t pay much attention to our group that was hiking through the area.
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The Dragon Arch for all you dragon lovers – this arch is also found on the Prospect Trail at the Valley of Fire.