stone details,Valley of Fire
Sandstone details, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada , Thanksgiving 2011
If rocks (patterns, colors, textures) are your things, Valley of Fires State Park, has plenty of them to keep you interested .It is ~55 miles from Las Vegas and gets a strong recommendation (from me) especially if you happen to be in the vicinity of Vegas. As for me,the only reason i go to Vegas is to rent a car at the airport and get away as soon as I can. The only stop I might do is to stop by a grocery store and stock up on water before driving to the beautiful landscape that awaits and Utah (Arizona and Nevada as well ) has plenty of them to soothe your visual senses for days and weeks.
Unfortunately I could only spend one day here and immediately realized that I need to revisit and spend more time . There are just so many interesting rock formations. Here’s a video and some photos that will tease you :)