Valley of Fire State Park
Great hiking, scenic drives, and photography spots. Hieroglyphics and red rock formations. About an hour from Las Vegas. Make sure to fuel up before you turn off the freeway- there are no services in the park. Great visitor center and paid entry.
This is like going to another beautiful planet. When I was a child I used to find arrowheads here, there are many ancient writings on the stones (petroglyphs), there is even ancient petrified wood. This place is absolutely stunning and is only 45.5 miles / 50 minutes away from this home.
This is one of Gods most beautiful creations. The rocks are fiery red, the trails are magnificent, and scenery along the way is so breathtaking. Stop by the visitors center to get a little history about this beautiful area. Take some food and have a picnic up in some of the rock formations.
Awesome colored rock formations and walk barefoot in sand. Great place for picnics.