Valley of Fire Weather
A friend once commented that we camped “on the surface of the sun” one time in June when the temperatures were over 100 degrees during the day. Not going to lie, it was brutal especially when you add in the high winds blowing that hot air. Whew!
The Valley of Fire State Park has a dry and warm climate typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies.
Valley of Fire Spring Weather
Spring is a perfect time of year to camp and to hike the Valley of Fire. With day highs and night lows, you can’t beat the temps for a great visit.
Valley of Fire Summer Weather
Daily summer highs usually range from 100°F to 115°F and on occasion may reach near 120°F.
With the radiant heat from the sand and rocks, your 100-degree day feels hotter during the summer months.
I would not recommend a long hike in the summer unless you are familiar with which trails will be shaded and if you start VERY early in the day to beat the heat.
We did Top of the World in June but we picked a trail that kept us in the shade for most of the hike and then used our thermal umbrellas on the way back to our cars.
Valley of Fire Fall Weather
Fall is another perfect time of year to camp and to hike the Valley of Fire.
With day highs and night lows, you can’t beat the temps for a great visit.
Valley of Fire Winter Weather
Winters are mild with daytime temperatures ranging from 54°F to 75°F and overnight lows in the mid 30°F’s to mid 40°F’s.
Valley of Fire Rain and Snow
The average annual precipitation is 6.50″.
Storms moving east from the Pacific Ocean occasionally bring rain during winter months.
Thunderstorms from the Southwestern Monsoon can produce heavy showers during summer.
During all my visits to the Valley of Fire, I have not seen snow to date. I have heard that there has been a light dusting or two but have not witnessed it for myself.
Valley of Fire Weather References
Valley of Fire Weather
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.