|It is the oldest state park in Nevada.|
Our route was along Northshore Road through the Lake Mead National Recreation Park. Our senior pass came in handy. We followed Lake Mead for several miles. Going via "avoid highways" added a few miles to the trip.
We drove about 41 miles and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
We turned left onto Valley of Fire Road, the main road through the park. This 10.5 mile road connects the east and west entrances of the park.
Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs...150 million years ago.
These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.
We had our picnic at Seven Sisters. This a group of 7 tall, red, eroded boulders surrounded by sandy desert.
We saw a side-bloched lizard too, but he was way to fast for me to get a picture.
Joe was very patient as I said, "Oh stop!" every few minutes! I so love the wildflowers and cacti along the road.
|...spring and fall are the best times of the year to visit...|
|Valley of Fire is Navada's largest state park...|
|...almost 42,000 acres...|
|...other rock formations include limestone, shales, and conglomerates...|
|...complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape...|
|...prehistoric users included the Basket Maker people ...|
We had such a wonderful ride today. The weather was, once again, just perfect...high of 78F with a nice breeze. I took way to many pictues... it's hard to decide what to post and what to leave out. Believe it or not, this is a small sample of the 498 pics I downloaded.
Thanks Pam for posting about Valley of Fire. Your pictures put the park on our "must do" list while staying in Las Vegas.
Thanks for visiting...y'all come back again!
Oh, we found an Indian and a turtle in the rocks today.....did you see them?