Essential Las Vegas to Valley of Fire Day Trip Itinerary

Famed for its 4,000-year-old petroglyphs and swirling colors, this 46,000-acre state wows visitors with its jaw-dropping views and outdoor pursuits.

While it sits an hour away from Vegas, its surreal landscapes are a wild contrast to Sin City’s neon lights.

Here’s a list of how you can experience a rocking day trip in Valley of Fire State Park.

Things to do in Valley of Fire State Park in 1 day

1st stop: Beehives

Situated near the West Entrance Gate, this one-of-a-kind attraction is a collection of gorgeous orange rocks that look quite like gigantic beehives.

2nd stop: The Visitor Center 

As you wander around the center, you’ll find a ton of intriguing exhibits detailing the human and geological history of the area.

3rd stop: Hike the Fire Wave trail 

With its swirling colors and ethereal formations, this landmark will remind you of Arizona’s iconic and world-famous Wave.

4th stop: Hike the White Domes Trail

This hike is pretty easy and beginner friendly. Along the way, you’ll spot tons of impressive rock formations, such as a small slot canyon and large boulders.

5th stop: Stop at the White Domes Road

You’ll find several trailheads and pull-outs as you drive along this road. It’s all up to you where you’ll be stopping by to soak up the views.

6th Stop: Admire Elephant Rock 

Make your way to this unique formation, and find out why it’s called Elephant Rock. Once there, snap a ton of photos and selfies with the rock formation in the background.

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