Valley of Fire Hiking and Photography Tour from Las Vegas

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Valley of Fire Hiking and Photography Tour from Las Vegas


Excursion Overview

Explore the unique geology and wildlife of the Southwest at Valley of Fire State Park on this 5-hour day tour from Las Vegas. Enjoy a leisurely 3/4 mile hike while exploring ancient Native American petroglyphs. Your guide will bring you to popular points such as Rainbow Vista,  Mouse's Tank, Atlatl Rock, the visitor's center and the historic stone cabins. Water, sports drinks and light snacks (granola bars, etc.) are also included.

Tour Includes

  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Small-group tour

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)

What You Can Expect

Spend half a day from the Las Vegas Strip exploring the unrivaled beauty of Valley of Fire State Park. Home to some of the North America's most interesting geology, you'll get to see the layers of red sandstone and lime rock formations that jut out of the landscape -- many as old as 150 million years. Valley of Fire is also known for it's ancient native American petroglyphs and rock art, as well as a variety of unique plants and animals; including the protected desert tortoise and bighorn sheep.

You tour will begin with pickup from Las Vegas and then a drive up North towards the Valley of Fire. As the city will gradually disappears behind you, the desolate Mojave Desert will come into view. Your guide will explain some of the interesting local history of the area while you imagine a time when Las Vegas was little more than a train stop.

Once you arrive at the gates of the State Park, the scenery will  transform into a desert wonderland of unique colors and rock formations. At Atlatl Rock, which features some of the valley's most famous Native American petroglyphs. After exploring the ancient art, head to the Visitor's Center where you will have the chance to learn more about the plants and animals of the area. You will also have an opportunity to visit the gift shop for a souvenir.

After that, you’re back on the road, heading down to the Mouse's Tank Hike, named for an infamous Native American Outlaw who used the canyon as a hideout in the 1890's. As you hike the 3/4 mile trail, explore more Native American rock art while your guide explains the geology and history of the area. They will also help you spot some elusive bighorn sheep who sometimes visit the area. 

After the hike, drive to the Rainbow Vista which is an excellent overlook of the valley with panoramas of the multi-colored sandstone. Then drive further down the valley to view the amazing geology and spot native plants and animals. Your last stop will be at the historic stone cabins, where Civilian Conservation Corps constructed sandstone shelters for travelers of the Arrowhead trail in the 1930's.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable clothes (layers are recommended) and closed-toe walking or hiking shoes.
  • Sunglasses and a hat may are also recommended

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Pickup is available at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Departure time

7am

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