Over The Hill With Sherry

Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

The Valley of Fire State Park was such an amazing, beautiful place! It was one of those places where the scenery and landscape just kept changing and dazzling me at every turn and bend in the road.

Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert about 58 miles Northeast of Las Vegas. Valley of fire is the oldest Nevada state park and was dedicated in 1935 and covers about 35,000 acres. Named for its magnificent red sandstone formations that were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. These formations can appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. A 10.5-mile road connects the east and west entrances to the park.

Rainbow Vista is a viewpoint where the road reaches the top of a low ridge revealing a vast area of multicolored rocks stretching for miles. Rainbow Vista was also carved from sand deposits 150 million years ago.

Seven Sisters are a series of stone formations that were once part of nearby red rock formations. These rock towers are all that is left after the relentless forces of erosion stripped away the surrounding sandstone deposits. Numerous “blow holes” in the formations forecast the eventual destruction of the towers that will take place many thousands of years into the future.

A few other miscellaneous photos

2 thoughts on “Valley of Fire State Park-Las Vegas March 2016

  1. Colleen says:

    What a perfect name for a valley that is full of rocks that look on fire and a view with multicolors of the rainbow….simple but spot on! It is neat how when you get up close you can also find flowers and fuzzy little caterpillars…..vibrant life all around! I liked seeing the road winding through it all too, made me feel like I was riding along with you!

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    1. Sherry says:

      Yes, I thought the road view was pretty awesome. Yes, lots of colors and life out there when you get to looking.

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