Here's another desert get-a-way in Nevada. Valley of Fire state park is Nevada's first state park, I think, and is only an hour away from Las Vegas. This is one of my day trip there and my 6th or 7th time going there.
This is the west entrance area
Valley of Fire
Thanks for sharing these, it makes me want to set out on a road trip!
Thanks for the great photos.!! I've added it to the 'someday' list of places to see before I go.
OMG Trent...you just keep posting these...I'm gonna get out there...that's a definate!!! Excuse the ignorance but the "beehives" - ummm....how are they created? If this is a "duh" question...I'll hide now...I mean is it really created by bees or given that name b/c of the way it appears?
LOL Chantell! Please don't hide. Actually that is a valid question considering you're not there in person. I showed pictures to friends and they were like, "Is that a beehive?" They're just huge boulders about 15-20 feet tall that kind of look like beehives. As for how they are created, I'm not sure either. Weathering I guess. If you like hiking and climbing on rocks, then I recommend this park.
Thanks for saving my pride, Trent!! Couldn't tell the size in the pic...and though huh? Those rainbow rock are just amazing with those colors!! Wow!!
Looks cool. Is it an hour away North, south east or west? We are going to Laughlin just before Christmas?
It's all good Chantell. I understand. That's why you have to go see them in person. Amazing how nature can paint on rocks.
Hello, Hellnzn11. It's an hour northeast of LV. You take I-15 north, get off on exit #75 and go to the right. Keep driving on that lonely 2-lane road for about 20 or so miles to the west entrance. Entrance fee is currently $6. Hope you can make it.
well Laughlin is an hour east so it may be only a half hour north from there, I`ll mapquest it. thanks.
You bet, but Laughlin is actually more south than east. So it might be a 2-hour+ drive from Laughlin. Hope this helps.
hmmmm. How are your cactus and succulants doing with the freeze from a few weeks ago?
I've moved the stapeliads and other tender ones indoors before the freeze, so they're okay. The semi-tender ones are moved under the porch and the rest is left alone. None are injured except a couple of tender tropical trees.
what are stapeliads? Is it the thing that loks like the trunk of a palm with a pineapple on top?