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Valley of Fire State Park is offering a wide variety of guided hikes and interpretive programs this October. With sunny skies and mild temperatures, fall is an ideal time of the year to visit Valley of Fire.
October 24: Photo Scavenger Hunt - Participate in Valley of Fire State Park’s photo scavenger hunt. Stop by the information window inside the visitor center to receive the scavenger hunt list. After completing the list, return to the information window with your phone or digital camera, and show a member of park staff your pictures to receive a small prize.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Stop by the visitor center to receive a copy of the scavenger hunt checklist
October 25: “What Passed This Way?” An Introduction to Animal Tracks - Children’s Activity - Join park staff at Atlatl Rock picnic area for an activity designed to teach children what some of the tracks left by various animals that inhabit Valley of Fire State Park look like. During this activity, we will go on a short hike to Atlatl Rock to search for tracks and other signs of animal activity, and identify them using our new skills.
WHEN: Sunday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Atlatl Rock picnic area
October 25: “The Basics of Rock Art” Indoor Talk - Meet in the front theater of the Valley of Fire visitor center for a short presentation covering the various forms of rock art found throughout the American Southwest. The presentation will cover various topics such as the processes commonly used for dating rock art, interpreting rock art and what is known about the peoples that left these paintings and etchings hundreds to thousands of years ago.
WHEN: Sunday, October 25, 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Front theater in the Valley of Fire visitor center
October 30: “History of the Silver State” Indoor Talk for Nevada Day - In honor of Nevada Day, Valley of Fire State Park will be holding indoor talks covering the fascinating and colorful history of the State. Stop by to learn a little more about the Silver State’s colorful past.
WHEN: Friday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Front theater of the Valley of Fire visitor center
October 31: White Domes Trail Guided Hike - Join members of park staff for a guided hike on the 1.25-mile White Domes Loop. Attractions located along this trail include a narrow slot canyon, the remnants of a 1960s movie set and countless colorful rock formations. During the hike, a park staff member will provide information about the geology and history of the area, and the plants and wildlife that live here today.
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at White Domes Trailhead
October 31: “Introduction to Valley of Fire” Indoor Talk - Want to learn a lot about Valley of Fire State Park in a short amount of time? Stop by the visitor center for an indoor talk that will provide a general overview of the park’s geological history, human history and common flora and fauna. The presentation will be held in the front theater of the visitor center.
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., and again from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Front theater inside the Valley of Fire visitor center
Valley of Fire State Park is approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, Exit 75, and 20 miles southwest of Moapa Valley via Highway 169, Valley of Fire Road.
All events are free of cost; however, there is an entrance fee into the park of $10 per vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
For more information: 702-397-2088
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