We love Las Vegas! It’s a great place to find just about anything you can imagine. When you’re staying at the Las Vegas RV Resort, you may want to spend a good amount of time in the city exploring, gaming, and dining.
However, if you feel like getting some clean desert air away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can’t go wrong with visiting some of the state parks in the area, particularly the Valley of Fire State Park, a short drive from the Las Vegas RV Resort.
The Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire consists of bright red sandstone outcrops that really pop when contrasted with the surrounding gray and tan limestone mountains. This sandstone is from the Jurassic period and was left after the inland seas vanished and the land rose.
The area was occupied as far back as 11,000 years ago. Indigenous people, the Paiutes, were living in the area when western settlers arrived in 1865. In 1912, a road was built through the area as part of the Arrowhead Trail that connected Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
The name Valley of Fire was coined in the 1920s, as travelers said it looked like the valley was on fire. The Valley of Fire was the first state park in Nevada.
Things To Do
The park does charge a $10 fee per vehicle to get in. Once you’re in though, most of the things you can do are free of charge. The park regularly puts on special events. If you’re here in May you can participate in “Experiencing Wildlife in the Valley of Fire”, “Desert Bighorn Sheep”, “Durable Surface Hopscotch”, or “Experiencing the Atlatl.”
If formal activities aren’t really your thing, you can picnic or hike. Check in with the visitor center to see which hiking trail works best.
About Las Vegas RV Resort
Located in Las Vegas itself, you can be near the action and the Valley of Fire State Park at the Las Vegas RV Resort, restricted to guests 18 years of age or older. In addition to a courteous staff, we offer great amenities, such as an escort to your site after check-in, pool, fitness center, propane delivery, and free wi-fi. Monthly reservations are also available. Book your Vegas stay at www.lasvegasrvresort.com.