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From Las Vegas:Valley of Fire, California Mojave Desert Tour

1. From Las Vegas:Valley of Fire, California Mojave Desert Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel (pick up starts from 7 AM) in Las Vegas. Enjoy a brief stop to take in the views at the California Mojave Desert and Moapa Indian Reservation on the way to the Valley of Fire State Park. Upon arrival, listen as your guide provides an overview of the park's geological history. Trek between the towering sandstone formations, which glow fiery red in the sunlight and are responsible for the park's name. Witness amazing petrified trees and 4,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs. Learn about the seismic fault lines that created the rugged terrain and how it has eroded over time. Hear about the Native American tribes who called this land home for thousands of years. Spend some time in the park's visitor center, where you can discover even more about the Valley of Fire. End the experience with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Valley Of Fire State Park Tour

2. Las Vegas: Valley Of Fire State Park Tour

Escape the noise of Las Vegas and get away from it all on a shared group or private guided tour through the Valley of Fire State Park. Admire the beautiful views of red sandstone formations far away from the chaos and glitz of Sin City with your guide. Start with pickup from your hotel within the city and journey northeast to Valley of Fire State Park located in the Mojave Desert. Walk through some of the 46,000 acres of red Aztec sandstone blended with gray and tan-colored limestone. Bottled water and snacks are also provided during the hike. Admire the variety of plants and flowers to be found in the area. See cacti like beavertail and cholla as well as creosote bush, burro bush, and brittlebush.  Your guide will show the best places for stunning scenic photos. Stop at several viewpoints and photograph picturesque arches, buttes, and canyons. After your tour, relax on the scenic journey back to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

3. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

First stop is the Valley of Fire state park. See the famous Atlatl Rock, Elephant Rock and Rainbow Vista before you venture into the petrified sand dunes of Fire Canyon. Here, you will have the option to hike the Mouse's tank Trail (0.75-mile roundtrip). Keep your eyes peeled for Native American petroglyphs and learn about the many Native American cultures who made the Valley of Fire their home as your guide leads you through the hike. After your hike, enjoy a 13-mile scenic drive deeper into the Mojave Desert to Red Rock Canyon. Enjoy views of the 65-million-year-old Wilson Cliffs and Keystone Thrust before arriving at the Canyon where you will have some time to explore the area.

Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

4. Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

Experience the adventurous side of Las Vegas and spend your day hiking at the Valley of Fire State Park. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, taking you away from the Strip and into nature! As you approach the entrance to the park you’ll have views of the Lake Mead Recreation Area in the distance. Lake Mead is the largest manmade lake in the United States. Choose from easy, moderate, or difficult hike options. During the tour your guide will share historical information about the Valley of Fire and the geology of the area. Admire petroglyph-covered walls as you trek through the desert wilderness in Nevada’s oldest State Park. As the hike continues you’ll experience mild to extreme rock scrambles that will take you to some of the most beautiful peaks and plateaus in southern Nevada. There is no shortage of excitement here, as these trails have been created with the adventurous spirit in mind. At the end of the hike you’ll stop at the park’s visitor center before returning to Las Vegas. Available Hikes: Easy (4 hours): This option is great for families and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. An easy walk allows you to see some of the many ancient petroglyphs in the park as well as finding natural arches that are hidden throughout the park. Moderate (4-5 hours): You’ll hike at a friendly pace, although a good level of fitness is required. Explore the dramatic red rock formations while you scramble and climb landscapes of boulders, crevasses, brush, peaks, and plateaus. Difficult (5-6 hours): This is a more intense activity than the moderate and easy hikes, and is recommended for avid hikers. You’ll cover more challenging terrain for the most captivating views!

Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley & Horseshoe Bend 3-Day Tour

5. Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley & Horseshoe Bend 3-Day Tour

Get back to nature and encounter the dramatic rock formations of Arizona on a three-day trip into Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and the Valley of Fire. Take a jeep tour of the Navajo Nation with a native guide, and get spectacular views from Horseshoe Bend. Avail of the chance to shop at the boutique stores and arts and craft shops of Sedona and more. Day 1: Las Vegas – Sedona (Wednesday) Start the day by traveling across the Mojave Desert and head up the Colorado Plateau. Journey along historic Route 66 as you make your way to Sedona. Then, take in the spectacular landscape of Oak Creek Canyon as it descends 2,000 feet (610 meters) to the valley floor. Stop to take photos of the red rocks and surroundings at the Oak Creek Canyon Overlook and Slide Rock State Park. Break for lunch in Sedona and browse the authentic Native American arts and crafts stores. Then, head into the surrounding desert to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and get panoramic views of Sedona's red rock formations, including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Cathedral Rock. Depart Sedona in the late afternoon and drive to Flagstaff for your overnight stay at La Quinta Inn & Suites. Day 2: Monument Valley – Horseshoe Bend (Thursday) Head into Monument Valley to discover one of the Iconic symbols of the American West. Venture deep into the heart of the autonomous Navajo Nation, where the sandstone rocks tower from 400 to 1,000 feet (up to 300 meters) tall. Marvel at the near-vertical mesa buttes and see indigenous shrubs and trees. Take a jeep tour led by a member of the Navajo tribe, and go down into the valley to experience firsthand why they call this land “like no other place on earth.” Then, head to the mighty Colorado River. Visit Horseshoe Bend for a spectacular view, unique to the region. Continue to Lake Powell for your overnight stay at the Clarion Inn in Page. Day 3: Friday Antelope Canyon – Valley of Fire – Las Vegas (Friday) Start the day where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand; there are no words to aptly describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After the tour, depart this amazing area and start making your way back to Las Vegas, along the way stopping for a lunch break and then visiting the “Valley of Fire,” named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. The visit is timed to be able to see the appearance of the valley being on “fire” when reflecting the powerful sun’s rays into the valley (weather permitting). Depart the Park for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.

Valley of Fire and Zion National Park: 1-Day Tour

6. Valley of Fire and Zion National Park: 1-Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the wilderness and natural landscapes of Zion National Park and the Desert of Fire on this tour from Las Vegas. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from the meeting point. Start the day heading north into Zion Park. Mormon settlers gave the park this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience due to the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Marvel at the majesty of the mountains all around. After, make your way back to Las Vegas. Along the way, enjoy a stop for a break for lunch (at your own expense). Then, visit the Valley of Fire, named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. Marvel at the massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Watch the sun cover the valley of fire and set its sandstone formations aflame. The Valley of Fire visit is timed so that you are able to see the appearance of the valley on fire when reflecting the sun’s powerful rays (weather permitting). Later, depart the valley for an evening return to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Valley of Fire

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 47 reviews

I had a day on my own and wanted to hike but didn't want to rent a car and wasn't confident about hiking in the desert by myself. I'm really glad I went with the guided tour. Nick was an amazing guide. I'd booked the easy hike, but the day I signed up for no one else signed up for that hike, so they asked if I wanted to do the intermediate hike. It was challenging, but doable. Nick set a steady, deliberate (not too fast) pace and made sure we got breaks in the shade. Water, gatorade, and snacks are supplied. Spare backpacks were available for those who needed to borrow them. Take plenty of water for the trip--you will need it! I got picked up and dropped off at my hotel. Overall, everything went very smoothly. The hike was beautiful and our guide, Nick, knew so may details about the history and the terrain. He patiently answered our group's many questions. I would recommend this guided hike to anyone who is curious about spending some time in this beautiful area.

We were able to experience a great trip together with Viktor, we had a lot of fun and many wonderful impressions. We received a lot of information and all questions were answered. We would book this tour again in a heartbeat and would be happy to recommend you and the guide! Sensational! We'll book our next tour (when we're back in Las Vegas) again! Thank you very much!

My mother and I had Victor as our tour guide, and he was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the area and answered any questions we may have had. He was very accommodating to our needs, with water and snacks, and restroom breaks. The state park is unique and beautiful, along with the local history learned along the way.

Victor was a great guide and he introduced the scenery well and was really accommodating to our needs. July is probably not the best time to visit this spot due to extreme heat but this tour was still a great experience for us.

Great, 5 hours of change of scenery. Well worth it, very happy to have been there.