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Valley of Fire Hiking

Valley of Fire State Park – Celebrate the New Year with park rangers on a fun outing on trails. These free First Day Hikes are sponsored by the National Association of State Park Directors. Park entrance fees are waived for participants in the hikes.

December 31-January 1: Midnight Hike to the Pinnacles
Meet with park staff for a guided 2.5 mile hike to the Pinnacles to ring in the New Year at midnight.  Start your year off right by hiking in the moonlight and gazing at the beautiful stars.
               WHEN: Monday, December 31 from 11 p.m. to Tuesday, January 1 at 1:30 a.m.
               WHERE: Atlatl Rock picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road., Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
               WHO: This event is open to the public.
               Cost:  Inform staff at the gate you are participating in the hike to have the entrance fee waived.
January 1: Quick and Easy Mouse’s Tank Hike
Start your year of with this quick and easy hike to discover the many petroglyphs down Petroglyph Canyon, and the most famous water tanks in the park.   This is a quarter mile hike through sand, but is very easy and will be given four times throughout the day.  Bring appropriate footwear, sun block, and water
               WHEN: Tuesday, January1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
               WHERE: Mouse’s Tank Trailhead, 29450 Valley of Fire Road., Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
               WHO: This event is open to the public.
Cost:  Inform staff at the gate you are participating in the hike to have the entrance fee waived.
 January 1:  Fire Wave Guided Hike
Join a ranger on a guided hike to the World Famous Fire Wave. Along the way, learn about all the flora and fauna, wildlife, and geology the area has to offer.  Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.
               WHEN: Tuesday, January1 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
               WHERE: White Domes road parking lot #3, 29450 Valley of Fire Road., Overton, NV 89040. The park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
               WHO: This event is open to the public.
               Cost:  Inform staff at the gate you are participating in the hike to have the entrance fee waived.
January 1: Pinnacles Guided Hike
Start you year with a 4.5 mile guided hike to the Pinnacles.  Along the way, you will see a great example of a pristine desert ecosystem, and spire like sandstone formations.  Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.  This is a moderately difficult trail.
               WHEN: Tuesday, January 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
               WHERE: Atlatl Rock picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road., Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
               WHO: This event is open to the public.
               Cost:  Inform staff at the gate you are participating in the hike to have the entrance fee waived.
January 1:  Arrowhead Loop Guided Hike
Join park staff for a 1.5 mile hike from the Arrowhead Loop to Elephant Rock. Along the way, learn all about the geology and history of the area. Bring a camera, appropriate footwear, sun screen, sunglasses and water.                                                          
              WHEN: Tuesday, January 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
               WHERE: East entrance of the park, 29450 Valley of Fire Road., Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
               WHO: This event is open to the public.
               Cost:  Inform staff at the gate you are participating in the hike to have the entrance fee waived.
January 1:  Top of the World
Start your new year with breath taking views of Valley of Fire on a hike to the top of the world or the highest point from the White Domes road.  This is a 3 mile moderate hike with a 500 foot elevation gain.  Please bring a camera, appropriate footwear, sun screen, sunglasses and water
               WHEN: Tuesday, January 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Elephant Rock at Valley of Fire State Park

Elephant Rock at Valley of Fire State Park