Whether you are traveling from Utah or Arizona to Nevada, or you’re just sick of gambling in Vegas, you should put a trip to Valley of Fire on your “to do” list. I have done both – I’ve seen all major national parks in this area, and I have traveled to Vegas 5 years in a row due to an exhibition (comes with my job), and I can tell you that visiting Valley of Fire is something you will not regret. Even though the photos might seem similar to the ones from Red Rock Canyon (another good option for escaping Vegas), Arches or even Zion national park, trust me, Valley of Fire has its own charm and soul. In this post you will read why you should take a day trip to Valley of Fire, how much time you need to see the park and get some insider tips that might help you make the most of your visit.
I have visited Las Vegas several times, mostly for business and shopping. During our last USA road trip in October we had an extra day left before flying back home so we decided to spend the afternoon in Red Rock Canyon. After having seen some of the greatest wonders of nature on our trip, we were a bit skeptical about visiting “just another random canyon”. But we really needed a break from the hustle and bustle of the Strip. Luckily, the Red Rock canyon turned out to be one of the best things to do in Las Vegas.