Everyone will love the Valley of Fire plus the Lost City Museum Tour, which lets you discover the awe-inspiring beauty of the valley, along with its cultural and historical significance.
The valley abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence and rests at an elevation between 2,000 and 2,600 feet (610-790 m). You’ll enter the park on Valley of Fire Highway. Designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway, it will take you through the Moapa River Indian Reservation.
Valley of Fire State Park covers an area of almost 42,000 acres; it is the largest state park in Nevada and the oldest, having been designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, which were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs. These features are the centrepiece of the park’s attractions and often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. It also makes for dreamy photography.
The region was also once the spiritual centre of the ancient Anasazi Indians, an Early American Civilization. Because of this, the abundance of stunning rock formations and Indian art (Petroglyphs and Pictographs) are incredible and countless. Mouse’s Tank and Atlatl Rock are two beautifully preserved areas where petroglyphs are in abundance and are relatively easily accessible.
On this day out, you'll also discover the Great Anasazi Lost City Museum, which is built over and around the foundations of ancient Anasazi Pueblo ruins. The displays showcase pottery, baskets, arrowheads and tools that lie among the mystical ancient Indian Petroglyphs & Pictographs. You’ll love visiting authentic Pueblos and seeing other priceless artifacts.
Lastly, you'll also enjoy the inclusion of a delicious lunch to help refuel so that you can continue the adventure.