My family loves to road trip from Utah to Las Vegas. Every time we go, we try to visit a new area. The Valley of Fire State Park is located about 50 miles from Las Vegas. This is one of Nevada’s oldest state parks, where you can see red rock formations that were formed millions of years ago. Dinosaurs lived here!
Elephant Rock, Valley of Fire
One of the stunning rock arch formations you’ll see at Valley of Fire is Elephant Rock. Park at the visitor’s station and follow the trail. The hike is about 1/8 mile long. We didn’t realize it until we go there, but Elephant Rock is located right next to the highway. However, there is no place to park or stop on the highway to take pictures. You must take the hiking trail to explore Elephant Rock. The hike does not take long and the trail makes it easy to get to the base of Elephant Rock. You can climb up the rocks to get a closer view. It really does look like an elephant!
Base of Elephant Rock
Climb a little closer to Elephant Rock
Take the time to explore Valley of Fire State Park. In addition to the natural wonders, you can visit an area where there are 3,000-year-old petroglyphs carved into the sandstone.
Petroglyphs, Valley of Fire State Park (Nevada)
Have you visited Valley of Fire State Park? Does your family enjoy hiking? What is your favorite family hiking destination?