When we started planning our vacation to Nevada, we started asking questions of our hiking friends on Facebook. And one of the people we had met along our journeys lives in NV and suggested that we drive up from Las Vegas to Valley of Fire State Park. (parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire) We had driven through on 2013, but not really stopped to do anything. (It was afternoon and REALLY hot.)
This time, we planned to see the sunrise and get an early start on the Fire Wave. (Thanks to 2beagles.1jeep on Instagram for the suggestion.) We got to the park just as the sun was peeking over the hills. It was beautiful!
We stopped in at the visitor's center hoping for a park map, but all we found was a couple of big-horned sheep. They were very fun to watch. After they got out of the road, we headed up to the trailhead for the Fire Wave. All of the rocks were amazing in the morning light and the hike was a wonderful start to our day!
After the Fire Wave, we knew the visitor's center would be open, so we headed back there. The rangers there were trying to keep people away from a group of big-horned sheep that had gathered at a water source in front of the visitor's center. They suggested that we hike Mouse's Tank Trail before we headed back to the city to see the petroglyphs. We are always up for finding some cool historic things on our trips, so this sounded perfect.
All in all, our first hikes in Valley of Fire State Park were VERY awesome! We intend to return for more hikes in the future! Please watch our video to see the whole adventure! Until next time, keep on Trekking!
Kay and Matt enjoy hiking all over the USA. We have a YouTube Channel to video our adventures, this blog, and we are working on building an app to allow others to go on adventures too.
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