Valley of Fire, Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada.  It is located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas and abuts the lake Mead National Recreation Area.  The rough floor and Jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old.  Other rock formations include limestone, shale.

The sign was neat.

The light rock makes the road stand out or the dark road makes the rocks stand out.

How do you make purple and blue rock? I still don’t know but it was mesmerizing.
There is a big contrast when the purple and yellow are together.

Can you tell what shape this rock is?
We drove back through Lake Mead Recreational Area and seen some wild horses.
It had started to rain and we got to see the beginning of water run off. I want to call it a flash flood but it wasn’t flowing fast enough.
We did a little geocaching and went out a long dirt road that had some boondocking on it. We also came across this sign. You can mine a little but no power tools, all by hand.

 

 

 

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