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Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The park is located six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las vegas via Interstate 15, at exit 75. The park derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 - 4,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is open all year.

 

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Fire Canyon

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Arch Rock

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Elephant Rock

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Mouse's Tank - an alleged Southern Paiute Indian renegade named 'Little Mouse' hid out here in the 1890's. He was accused of gunning down two prospectors and many other crimes in the area.
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Neat pattern on canyon wall caused by erosion

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Fire Wave

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Fire Wave

 

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Fire Wave
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Fire Wave
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A Neat wash that has cut through the rock
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More of the same wash
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Veins of color
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Rocks worn by water
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Veins of color
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Flowers growing in the rocks

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Rock formation that looks like two elephants side by side.

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Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs

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Petroglyphs high on a canyon wall

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Chuckwalla

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The Cabins

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What remains of the movie set "The Professionals" - a western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, and Robert Ryan.

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Neat pattern on the canyon wall

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The Narrows - Entrance
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The Narrows - Exit

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An arch on the White Domes trail - looks like the eye socket of some prehistoric monster

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Bee Hives

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One of the Seven Sisters

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