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Atlatl Rock, Nevada

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Valley of Fire Tour from Las Vegas

1. Valley of Fire Tour from Las Vegas

See Nature's Works-of-Art Come with us to explore one of Nevada's most visually stunning sites! The surroundings are loaded with vibrant color, fantastic rock formations, and world-class petroglyphs. You'll see nature's work-of-art at Rainbow Vista, Atlatl Rock, and Fire Canyon with petrified sand dunes sculpted into amazing shapes and contours only wind, water, and time could create. Through your travels you'll experience the magnificent backdrop of the Mojave Desert and learn about many Native American cultures. Transportation: Luxurious yet rugged, The Tour Trekker is the first-of-its-kind, high-end, all-terrain vehicle, designed and licensed to be custom-built to be THE ultimate tour vehicle. The Tour Trekker seats 10 passengers comfortably, while preserving an intimate "small group experience." Each fully-loaded Tour Trekker offers guests a state-of-the-art designed interior that includes reclining leather captain seats, 15-inch DVD players, large tinted windows for unparalleled viewing, cross compartment A/C venting increasing passenger comfort and foam insulated walls for a quieter ride and superb climate control. The longer wheel base provides a smoother ride with dual rear wheel enhancing stability and safety.

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains Day Trip

2. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains Day Trip

Unique tour Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains day tour from Las Vegas . Discover Sunrise at Valley of Fire state park . Scout out the most unique spots in the Valley of Fire . After being picked up from the Las Vegas Strip, enjoy a comfortable transfer to the Valley of Fire and visit the most beautiful spots, including Elephant Rock, Cabins, and Rainbow Vista, before heading off the beaten track to find two hidden spots. As you travel, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the sights and regions, such as the 4,000-year-old petroglyphs. - Enjoy the early morning quite and unique landscape of Aztec Sandstone formations with amazing wildlife . After Valley of Fire we heading to Seven Magic Mountains. - Enjoy the unique art installation . We spend there 25 minutes. - Guided Tour with the professional educated Tour guide. Entrance fees , snacks/ bottle water included. Plenty time to enjoy the moment and take a spectacular pictures. No other company offer this special tour Thats why we are special !! Just book the tour and enjoy the JNS professional hospitality. At the end of your trip, sit back and relax on your return transfer to the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

3. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

Journey through some of Nevada's most breathtaking landscapes have the chance to explore ancient petroglyphs and witness the incredible intersection of nature and art at Seven Magic Mountains on this day trip from Vegas. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Valley of Fire State Park, known for its stunning red sandstone formations and ancient petroglyphs. Begin at Elephant Rock, a towering rock formation that resembles an elephant. Admire the natural beauty of the park and snap some photos. Next, you'll head to Atlatl Rock, where you'll see some of the park's ancient petroglyphs, which were created by Native Americans over 2,000 years ago. The petroglyphs depict animals, humans, and other symbols, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of the region. From there, visit Seven Sisters, a series of towering rock formations that resemble seven towering sisters. This is another great spot for taking photos and soaking up the awe-inspiring beauty of the park. You'll then have the option to hike one of three trails: Fire Wave, Rainbow Vista, or White Domes. Fire Wave is a short, easy hike that leads to a unique sandstone formation that resembles an ocean wave. Choose Rainbow Vista, which offers panoramic views of the park's colorful rock formations. Try the White Domes which takes you on a scenic journey through narrow canyons and slot canyons. After a morning adventure in the park, head to Seven Magic Mountains, a stunning art installation located in the Mojave Desert just outside of Las Vegas. See the bold, colorful display of seven towering pillars made from locally-sourced boulders stacked on top of each other created by Ugo Rondinone. Take in the bright, fluorescent-colored pillars, which rise up to 30 feet high and stand out against the natural desert landscape. The installation is a surreal sight and offers some incredible photo opportunities. Enjoy a must-see attraction for art lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Finally, Wrap up your tour at around 2 or 3 PM and be dropped back at your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

4. From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

Experience the incredible Valley of Fire, once the spiritual center of a great American civilization. The rock formations and Indian art will amaze you as you discover the ancient art and artifacts on a 7-hour tour. Valley of Fire State Park, covering nearly 42,000 acres, is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Its name is derived from the red sandstone formations, created by the great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. Located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation of between 2,000 and 2,600 feet, the valley abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. The park entry on Valley of Fire Highway, designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway, passes through the Moapa River Indian Reservation. Although petroglyphs are found throughout the entire park, Mouse's Tank and Atlatl Rock are 2 areas in particular where they are relatively easily accessible. Valley of Fire has provided the setting for numerous films and television shows as well as many car commercials, including the 1966 film, The Professionals with Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin and Claudia Cardinale; the 1984-1987 CBS TV show, Airwolf starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine; the 1987 science fiction cult film, Cherry 2000 starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews; the 1990 American science fiction action film, Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; the 1994 American science fiction film, Star Trek Generations; Criss Angel's show, Criss Angel Mindfreak; the 2005 American action film, Domino starring Keira Knightley; the 2007 American science fiction action film, Transformers: Need for Speed: The Run, a car racing video game; and Lana Del Rey's Ride music video. This is truly a special place, and the filmmakers know it. Come and see it for yourself!

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Scenic Tour

5. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Scenic Tour

Prepare to be captivated by the wonders that await you in Valley of Fire State Park. Immerse yourself in the park's rich history and natural beauty as you embark on a journey that will awaken you. Here are just a few of the wonders that should be on our itinerary: -Elephant Rock: Nature's Majestic Sculpture As you enter Valley of Fire State Park through the east entrance, be sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent Elephant Rock. This natural sculpture, aptly named for its resemblance to an elephant, stands as a testament to the raw power and artistry of nature. Its imposing presence is a constant reminder of the extraordinary forces that have shaped this ancient landscape. -Fire Wave: A Striped Masterpiece Prepare to be mesmerized by the Fire Wave, a geological wonder that showcases nature's artistic flair. With its stunning white and red zebra stripes, this captivating formation creates a surreal and ethereal landscape. Embark on a hike to this geological masterpiece and immerse yourself in its mesmerizing beauty. The Fire Wave offers endless photo opportunities, ensuring that your memories of Valley of Fire will be forever etched in your heart. -Atlatl Rock Hike: A Glimpse into Ancient Artistry Embark on the Atlatl Rock Hike and journey into the heart of ancient artistry. This 0.1-mile round trip hike leads you to Atlatl Rock, where you'll discover a treasure trove of prehistoric petroglyphs. Marvel at the intricate carvings and symbols that tell the stories of the Native Americans who once called this land home. Allow your imagination to wander as you immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Valley of Fire. -Valley of Fire Visitor Center: Gateway to Discovery Immerse yourself in the park's rich history, geology, and ecology through engaging exhibits and informative displays. Discover the stories of the ancient civilizations that once called this land home and gain a deeper understanding of the natural forces that have shaped these remarkable sandstone formations. The Visitor Center offers a range of resources, including postcards, books, and souvenirs, allowing you to take a piece of Valley of Fire's magic home with you. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Visitor Center is a must-visit destination to enhance your Valley of Fire experience.

Lake Mead: Valley of Fire Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

6. Lake Mead: Valley of Fire Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Explore Lake Mead and its surroundings on a self-guided audio tour while driving through the area. Discover notable landmarks like the Hoover Dam, the Valley of Fire State Park, and the site of a B-29 plane crash. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Embark on an exploration of Lake Mead's natural beauty and historical richness with this self-guided driving tour. Begin at the Lake Mead Visitor Center, where you can gather insights about the area's ecology and management. Next, the Lakeview Overlook offers breathtaking views of the expansive reservoir, a perfect spot for panoramic photos. Continue to the Lake Mead Marina to see boating activities up close or perhaps embark on a water excursion yourself. Delve into the history and culture of the Colorado River Tribes, highlighting the indigenous heritage of the region. Visit Hatchery Saddle Point and the Owl Canyon Trailhead which provide opportunities for scenic hikes and bird watching. Uncover tales of the Lake Mead Gold Rush, steamboats, and the monumental Hoover Dam at designated stops, each narrating a chapter of human endeavor and natural transformation. Hear the stories of the Ahvote, Ute, and Paiute tribes, adding depth to your understanding of the area's native inhabitants. Explore trails like North Shore Summit, Anniversary Narrows, and Callville Wash which lead through unique landscapes and geological formations. Learn about the delicate desert ecosystem, introducing the mesquite and repulsive trees, before diving into the fascinating world of fossils found around Lake Mead. Find out about the diverse aquatic life that calls the lake home and the intriguing history of the B-29 plane crash. As you drive, witness the stark reality of the MegaDrought and its impact on the drying of Lake Mead, offering a sobering look at climate change effects. Finish at the Valley of Fire State Park, a geological wonderland of red sandstone formations and ancient petroglyphs.

Lake Mead & Valley of Fire State Park Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Lake Mead & Valley of Fire State Park Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 74-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Lake Mead in 3-4 hours. Once downloaded, the journey begins at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. From there, you’ll pass the Lake Mead Marina, a vibrant hub of recreational activities. As you drive on, take in the array of colored rocks along the cliffs! You’ll learn about the area’s fascinating geologic history which encompasses billions of years. Then delve into the Colorado River Tribes and find out how they survived in such a harsh climate. You’ll even pass the hot springs which ancient Paleo-Indians found therapeutic and sacred! Discover tales of lawlessness and murder which played out during the region’s Wild West days, then continue on to the Wetlands Trail, packed with diverse wildlife. Stop by the Northshore Road Overlook for majestic views, then hear the fascinating story of explorer John Wesley Powell. You’ll also hear about steamboats and how they served as a vital form of transportation until the railroads came to the area. Plus, find out about Elwood Mead and why this famous lake bears his name. Discover the geological wonder of the Hamblin-Cleopatra Volcano and the drowned archaeological marvel of the Lost City. Then hear about the devastating Mega Drought and the ongoing fight over Lake Mead’s water. Next, head into Valley of Fire State Park, home to blazing rock formations, ancient petroglyphs, unforgettable hiking trails, and some proper Wild West history. Your tour concludes here.

From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Small Group Tour

8. From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Small Group Tour

Escape the city and get back to nature on a day trip to the Valley of Fire State Park. See the park's highlights, like 4,000-year-old rock carvings, Rainbow Vista viewpoint, and the Beehives and Elephant Rock formations. Keep your energy up and stay hydrated with snacks and bottled water.  Enjoy direct pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip (and most hotels nearby). Sit back and relax in a comfortable air-conditioned car or van (no busses!) on the way to Valley of Fire State Park. At your first stop, see large sandstone rock formations called 'Beehives' due to their shape. Next, travel nack in time 4,000 years, observing petroglyphs (rock carvings) made by ancient tribes at Atlatl Rock. Then, on to admire panoramic views of the multi-colored rock layers at Rainbow Vista. See the rarely occurring natural white domes that are 98% pure silica. Explore inside the Cabins, built in 1935 by the CCC to commemorate the park's opening. Capture pictures of the wind and rain-carved Elephant Rock formation. Relax on the drive back to Las Vegas for direct hotel drop off.

Nevada: A Comprehensive Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

9. Nevada: A Comprehensive Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

This bundle contains seven tours: Vegas to the Hoover Dam, Death Valley, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas Strip, and Lake Tahoe. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 74-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Lake Mead in 3-4 hours. Your journey to the Hoover Dam begins on the Las Vegas Strip. Driving through the Las Vegas Valley, uncover the city's wild beginnings, from its inception as a modest railway town to an early gambling hub. Learn how the Hoover Dam helped Las Vegas survive! View the Colorado River and relive the fights to contain its power. Pass through Boulder City, established specifically for the Hoover Dam construction, and find out about the brutal conditions its workers endured. Stop by Lake Mead Viewpoint for wondrous views of the lake born from the Hoover Dam. If you like, you can walk the Historic Railroad Hiking Trail, along a long defunct railroad line. Move onto the Lakeview Overlook, another great vantage point that highlights Lake Mead's grandeur. Then pause at the Boulder Dam Bridge Overlook for an awe-inspiring view of the Hoover Dam. Finally, drive across the dam or stop and walk along the impressive rim! Your tour ends at the Hoover Dam Lookout on the dam’s far side. For Lake Mead, your tour begins at the visitor center. You’ll get tales of geological history, while observing colorful rock formations. Learn how Native tribes used the river for survival and pass the hot springs which Paleo-Indians believed sacred. Learn about John Wesley Powell, Elwood Mead, and other essential figures in the region’s history as you drive. Step back in time and feel the devastating impacts of the Imperial Valley Disaster, then hear about a different kind of disaster as you behold the Hamblin-Cleopatra Volcano. Hear about the diverse animals which thrive in this harsh climate, such as mountain lions and Gila Monsters, then drive to the famous Valley of Fire State Park, where your tour will conclude. In Red Rock Canyon, start at the visitor center. From there, you’ll delve into Red Rock’s unique sandstone formations, like the amazing Calico Hills. Hear about fights between conservation and development in the area as you drive, then visit petroglyphs and pictographs over 800 years old! Pass the Ice Box Canyon trail, where narrow canyon walls block out the sun! Learn about the canyon’s famed fossils, including one thought to be the oldest land animal ever found in Nevada! The tour ends at the panoramic Red Rock Canyon Overlook. This is the perfect bundle to enhance any trip to the Southwest! This bundle contains seven tours: • Vegas to the Hoover Dam • Death Valley • Lake Mead • Valley of Fire • Red Rock Canyon • Las Vegas Strip • Lake Tahoe

Valley of Fire Tour & Hike

10. Valley of Fire Tour & Hike

If you want to escape the noise of Las Vegas and spend day in nature this tour will show you how beautiful is the landscape just an hour away from the bright lights and the slot machines. Valley of Fire is the biggest state park in Nevada. Otherwordly landscape with some of the most amazing rock formations you will ever see. Private tour for your group only so you can choose your pickup time from your hotel/airbnb and depature time from the Valley of Fire State Park You also pick you own agenda for the day from the list bellow: - Mouse’s Tank - Rainbow Vista - Pink Canyon - Fire Canyon/Silica Dome - The Fire Wave - White Domes Loop - Atlatl Rock - Elephant Rock - Fire Cave - The Beehives - CCC Cabins A meal, snacks and cold refreshments for the group. NOTE: The park is open from Sunrise to Sunset

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(82 reviews)

Excellent tour with amazing landscapes. Our tour guide, Charles, is stellar. He is very congenial and made everyone feel welcome. His informed narration of the history of the Las Vegas area, the geological formations, native plant life, and indigenous cultures was entertaining and educational. I had never heard of this park before, but now that I have been introduced to it, I would definitely come back and spend more time there. I am absolutely glad that I chose this tour, and I attribute much of my enjoyment to having Charles as my tour guide.

The announcement and agreement with the driver Viktor started perfectly. The trip was organized professionally and relaxed. We saw beautiful places, we stopped at many points with a view. Viktor took photos of us and did a really professional tour with additional explanations along the way. A really nice and pleasant trip

This was an amazing tour. We learned so much & saw spectacular sights. We had so many stops during the tour but never felt rushed. Ended the tour with a wonderful lunch. Well worth the cost. Thank you!!

above expectations, Kris showed us so many nice place, the lunch was great, lots of water, comfortable car. all 100%

The stunning scenery. Maybe a bit more time in the park.