VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK—
Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935, which derives its name from the stark red sandstone formations. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. There are two individual campgrounds with a combined total of 73 units, and three group areas, each of which can accommodate 45 people; in addition, there are four shaded picnic areas with restrooms. Inquire at the visitor’s center, open daily from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, for information on day hikes. $6 entrance fee; additional campground fees. www.parks.nv.gov/ vf.htm. Located 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 (exit 75). 702.397.2088.