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Photo Hunt #136: Near

08 Jul

Near Las Vegas lies this amazing place called VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK.

Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, USA. It covers an area of 34,880 acres (14,120 ha) and was dedicated in 1935. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays.

Valley of Fire is located 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation between 2,000–2,600 feet (610–790 m). It abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. It lies in a 4 by 6 mi (6.4 by 9.7 km) basin. [wiki]

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You’ll enjoy the red rocks and the wonderful rock formations. There are amazing petroglyphs too.

So remember when you go to visit Vegas don’t forget to allot time to see these rocks. It’s near the city of sin yet feels lightyears away.

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22 Comments

Posted by on July 8, 2011 in photo hunt

 

22 responses to “Photo Hunt #136: Near

  1. kayni

    July 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    i heard of this park but never visited. now i want to visit. thank you for sharing.

     
  2. Carver

    July 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Fantastic shots of an amazing place. I’d love to visit there. Happy weekend!

     
  3. Sue St Clair

    July 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    What an awesome place to visit! Love your photos πŸ™‚

     
  4. Annie

    July 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this park. Would love to visit it! The petroglyphs are very cool.

     
  5. jmb

    July 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Great photos of a very interesting place.

    Happy weekend to you.

     
  6. jams o donnell

    July 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Wow what an amazing place to visit. Great take on the theme

     
  7. YTSL

    July 9, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Oh WOW! What a great looking place. I definitely would rather visit there than Las Vegas!!! :b

     
  8. ian

    July 9, 2011 at 3:04 am

    interesting how such natural beauty exists alongside the lights and bustle of Las Vegas =0

     
  9. mudhooks

    July 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

    We have petroglyphs (and pictograms — the painted art), here, as well. Sadly, many are suffering because people either don’t realize their age and cultural value or simply don’t care and add their own “artwork” to them, I took a college course with Selwyn Dewdney who located and catalogued most of the rock art in Canada and parts of the US in the 40s and 50s.I’ve managed to see only a few of them but they are stunning.

    Mine are up.

     
  10. LifeRamblings

    July 9, 2011 at 8:24 am

    that certainly looks like a wonderful place to explore. thanks for sharing the fun.

     
  11. Sandra

    July 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

    What awesome photos! I had never heard of that park either. That is one place I would love to visit! Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend

     
  12. Liz

    July 9, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Beautiful photos. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Liz @ MLC

     
  13. archiearchive FCD

    July 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Oh WOW! That is all. Just “Oh WOW!”

     
  14. Julie

    July 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    What a lovely place to visit! I’m sure you all had a great time πŸ™‚

    Happy weekend!

    My PH:
    http://pixiepixels.info/2011/07/09/car-show/

    http://teacherjulie.com/2011/07/09/sunflower-up-close/

     
  15. eastcoastlife

    July 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Wow! this is pretty amazing. I would love to visit.

     
  16. seniorhiker

    July 10, 2011 at 12:02 am

    We saw signs for this park on our way from Las Vegas to Zion, but we didn’t stop. Your pictures make me wish we had.

     
  17. Kathy (Trekcapri)

    July 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Hi Ewok, great photos and a wonderful take on this week’s theme. The rock formations and petroglyphs are very cool. I’ve made many trips to Vegas, but I have not visited this park. It sounds and looks like a great place to visit. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

     
  18. magiceye

    July 10, 2011 at 1:09 am

    amazing place!
    lovely images!!

     
  19. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA

    July 10, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I only wish I could see this place in person. Fascinating!

     
  20. Cildemer

    July 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Wow! Fabulous shots of a wonderful place! Would love to visit there, for sure!
    Thanks for sharingo)

    ***
    Have a nice and happy week***

     
  21. Barb

    July 11, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Your photos are exceptional – I feel your exuberance!

     
  22. andrea

    July 13, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I missed this post, tremendously amazing! Are you the one with outstretched arms. We were talking about you yesterday, my officemate said you were commenting on her site too. We are both ironwulf and lagalog’s blog visitors, so see there your comments as well. I really envy your travels…and of course your photos.

     

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