Valley of Fire Points of Interest
Valley of Fire offers visitors an area to explore, photograph, and family picnics.
If you are not into hiking and camping, there are still a lot of sites that you can visit that are enjoyable and incredibly picturesque within a short walk from the parking lot.
Arch Rock is a small 13′ x 8′ arch located near the Arch Rock Campground.
The best time to photograph the Arch Rock is at sundown for sunsets through the arch.
Arch Rock Amenities:
- Campground nearby
Located near the west entrance of the Valley of Fire State Park you will find Atlatl Rock showcasing a collection of petroglyphs on large sandstone rocks. Amenities include parking, restrooms, a very short trail to get to the petroglyphs, and a 43 site campground.
Click here to read the Atlatl Rock at the Valley of Fire overview.
Atlatl Rock Amenities:
- Hiking Trail
- Interpretive Trail
Balancing Rock is located near the Valley of Fire Visitors Center. From there, it is a short hike to see the rock formation.
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At this time I have not photographed Crazy Hill.
The Beehives are a formation created by geologic cross-bedding, which means the layers were deposited over the years to form the formation you see today.
The grooves in the “beehives” were formed when there was water or wind that moved the material as it was forming.
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Click here to read the Elephant Rock overview.
John J. Clark Memorial
Look for the “historical Marker” sign when traveling on State Route 169 where you will find a turnout to park to view the monument approximately 150′ from the road to commemorate Sargent John J. Clark.
Click here to read the John J. Clark Memorial overview.
Lone Rock is well… just that, a lone rock.
I was expecting something more but it truly fits its name.
If you are looking for a private picnic, this would be the place to do it.
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Click here to read our overview on Piano Rock at Valley of Fire.
A rock formation resembling a poodle located near the Arch Rock Campground.
Click here to read more about Poodle Rock and photos.
Seven Sisters is a stop off from the road and not a “hike.”
Consisting of seven tall red sandstone boulders, Seven Sisters is a great place to stop for a picnic and take in the scenic desert views.
There are several areas of covered and uncovered picnic tables and some of them have grills.
To the right of the parking lot, there is a concrete walkway that will lead you to the restrooms.
FYI for those looking for a unique wedding photo location, Seven Sisters at Valley of Fire State Park is one of the four permitted wedding locations within the park.
Seven Sisters Amenities:
- picnic area
- wedding events (with proper permissions)
Click here to read the Seven Sisters at the Valley of Fire overview.
Silica Dome / Fire Canyon Overlook
The Valley of Fire was one of the earliest locations to have construction by the Civilian Conservation Corps by building three native sandstone cabins in 1934 for traveling tourists.
Today, visitors can visit the preserved cabins to see a small cabin with a built-in fireplace and a window overlooking the valley.
Click here to read The Cabins at the Valley of Fire overview.
Found at the Valley of Fire Visitor Center, the Scream is a rock formation that looks similar to the famous paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
Valley of Fire Arches
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Valley of Fire Visitors Center
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