Monday, October 12, 2015

Valley of Fire State Park-Part I


I was gone all weekend. Out enjoying myself and taking pics. I went to Las Vegas. While in Vegas, I went to Valley of Fire State Park. It is one of the most impressive places I have ever seen. Its rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley.

I took so many pics that I need to break this into two parts to share;


















And we ran into this guy:



Valley of Fire State Park is truly a treasure that needs to be seen by all.

68 comments:

  1. This reminds me a lot of the amazing rock formations at Joshua Tree Nat'l Park near Palm Springs.

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  2. I agree with you. Valley of Fire is truly worth seeing. If you have time check out my photos here: http://calrat.blogspot.com/search/label/valley%20of%20fire%20state%20park

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    1. Nice photos you took are a lot better than mine. Valley of Fire is awesome.

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  3. The Valley of Fire is indeed a spectacular place for romping around and photograph taking! Have been there in years, (probably bc every time I'm in Vegas it's summer) so this was a fun reminder.

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  4. Wow, these are some wonderful photos - what an amazing place!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-little-bit-squirrelly.html

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  5. I have been to Vegas, but never heard of the Valley of the Fire. It is really lovely, and the rock formations are really impressive. In the end, I had to smile at the goat, I just didn't expect to see it.

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  6. I have never been to Las Vegas or the surrounding area. But this places looks stunning. Those colours are breathtaking. It looks like a fabulous day. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #ShareTheJoy

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  7. Beautiful pictures. I had never heard of the Valley of Fire State Park. In India, we have the Valley of Flowers National Park in the Himalayas, where I had been to recently.It is a contrast to the Valley of Fire.

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    1. I looked at some pics of Valley of Flowers. It is an amazing place.

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  8. Looks fabulous you manage to get some great shots :-)

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  9. Beautiful photos! I've never been there before. Thanks for linking up. Have a terrific week!

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  10. What a great park to tour, the rock formations are great, we live only 53 miles from Las Vegas and yet, I have never visited, go figure. Glad you shared your trip!!

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  11. Beautiful photos!
    Thanks for visiting my #WW w linky http://parentclub.ca/2015/10/ww-w-linky-fall/

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  12. Why do these photos remind me of the show Breaking Bad? :)
    Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

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  13. What pretty rock. I love it's red coloring.

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  14. I love rock formations, they always look alien and interesting.

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  15. Wow. It is a purrrRRRrrrfect place to go explore and hike. You captured some wonderful photos.
    Shadow the cat and Sarah the human.

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    1. Thank you very much, It is a great place to hike.

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  16. Neat rock formations! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  17. Don't you just hate having too many photos. Looking forward to your next instalment.

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  18. Wow - really cool - I have never been to Las Vegas, I would love to visit this park - thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It is the best eight dollars that you can spend.

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  19. It's funny -- I see lots of faces in those forms; noses, cheeks, etc.

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  20. What? No slot machines in the park? I guess you're gambling when you climb those rocks.

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  21. The landscape out west is so stark compared to the east and because of this difference it is beautiful in its own right. One day, I hope we can travel out west to see some of these magnificent sites that you've shared. Great photos! Thanks for stopping by & linking up on #WW!

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  22. Very cool landscape! Fun that you were able to see deer too!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful pictures! So interesting, but I don't understand why did they call it valley of fire? My Mom use to live in Vegas but I've never heard of this place. This is great thanks for sharing.

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    1. The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. I copied from the website.

      Thanks.

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  24. What a great rick formation! I haven't been to that part of the country and I can't wait to explore..THanks for sharing..

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  25. It's so beautiful - it's almost like art isn't it. And most people probably just think of casinos when they think of Vegas. I would definitely feel lucky to get some shots here.

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    1. It is a different world. Vegas has a lot of great places outside the Strip.

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  26. Ha I like the goat just hanging out. Great pics.

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  27. I actually went to the Valley of the Fire State Park years ago when we made a 1 month trek out west. We had just come from Las Vegas and it was about 110 degrees. It was hot. It was a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  28. Those are gorgeous! That must have been a great trip!

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  29. This looks like it was amazing place to see. It reminds me of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Have you ever been there?

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Tips & Tricks party. That's how I found this post =] Hope to see you again on Monday!

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    1. I need to go there. You are welcome. I should be there.

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  30. I so appreciate you sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party. I'm looking forward to what you'll share with us next week.

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  31. Those are some very unique rock formations worn by time and I bet you were shocked to actually find an animal! I'm so happy you joined our #OMHGWW linkup party this week!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. You are so welcome. It was funny. We were leaving and there he was.

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  32. Great photos. Looks like a lovely place. Thanks for linking up at Life at Rossmont.

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  33. Going that way in November guess we need to stop in and enjoy the park.

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