Monday, 9 April 2012

Valley of Fire, NV

Valley of Fire is a State Park of Nevada, so it doesn’t come under the America the Beautiful Pass we bought. 
The camping grounds are fantastic with flushing loos and hot showers. There is an RV section where they pay double the normal fee but they get power and water connected as well as a concrete pad with lots of room around them. Their amenity block is very spacious but with only one shower which takes quarters.The tiny cubicles in our camp area are free. Each camp spot has it’s own shelter, table and benches as well as a tap. Little birds and squirrels dart in and about the bushes. It's April but this is a low desert, so it's quite hot already.


what you see as you drive towards the park
There are a number of sights to see and we went up to the White Domes on an early before breakfast drive and saw a herd of Big Horn Sheep which is the State’s animal. Lindsay thought the Arches campground was more protected and if you got a site to the right hand side of the campground you would have shade in the afternoon. The visitor centre is very informative.

I realised that I'd left my walking boots back in the hotel in Las Vegas! We managed to ring them by going up high, luckily the maid had taken them to lost property so we will have to go back!


Big Horn Sheep
Sunset is the most colourful time
Petroglyphs not far from our campground
Hoover Dam
We took the scenic route out of Valley of Fire which takes you passed Lake Mead through some pretty but rugged landscape down to the Hoover Dam.

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