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Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

1. Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

Experience the adventurous side of Las Vegas and spend your day hiking at the Valley of Fire State Park. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, taking you away from the Strip and into nature! As you approach the entrance to the park you’ll have views of the Lake Mead Recreation Area in the distance. Lake Mead is the largest manmade lake in the United States. Choose from easy, moderate, or difficult hike options. During the tour your guide will share historical information about the Valley of Fire and the geology of the area. Admire petroglyph-covered walls as you trek through the desert wilderness in Nevada’s oldest State Park. As the hike continues you’ll experience mild to extreme rock scrambles that will take you to some of the most beautiful peaks and plateaus in southern Nevada. There is no shortage of excitement here, as these trails have been created with the adventurous spirit in mind. At the end of the hike you’ll stop at the park’s visitor center before returning to Las Vegas. Available Hikes: Easy (4 hours): This option is great for families and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. An easy walk allows you to see some of the many ancient petroglyphs in the park as well as finding natural arches that are hidden throughout the park. Moderate (4-5 hours): You’ll hike at a friendly pace, although a good level of fitness is required. Explore the dramatic red rock formations while you scramble and climb landscapes of boulders, crevasses, brush, peaks, and plateaus. Difficult (5-6 hours): This is a more intense activity than the moderate and easy hikes, and is recommended for avid hikers. You’ll cover more challenging terrain for the most captivating views!

From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Small Group Tour

2. 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.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam & Valley of Fire Day Trip with Brunch

3. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam & Valley of Fire Day Trip with Brunch

Immerse yourself in the story of the Hoover Dam and the Valley of Fire State Park on a guided combo tour. Discover several stunning viewpoints, stop at the Hoover Dam Museum, and savor a tasty brunch at the Bighorn Café before heading to the Valley of Fire. Be picked up from the convenience of your hotel and relax on the drive to Hoover Dam. At the first stop, explore the Hoover Dam Museum featuring a collection of artifacts, photographs, and personal stories from those who built the Dam. Next, get a chance to see some Bighorn sheep grazing at Hemenway Park. Then it's on to the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where you'll be standing 900-feet above the Colorado River overlooking the dam. Learn how the dam was built and engineered from your local guide as you take photos from several vantage points, including panoramic views of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. Sit down to refuel at Bighorn Café inside the Hoover Dam Lodge before continuing the tour. Later, journey to the Valley of Fire State Park and travel back in time to prehistoric days while visiting Elephant Rock. Explore exhibits about the history, geology, and ecology at the visitor center. Marvel at 4,000-year-old petroglyphs (rock carvings) made by the ancient tribes at Atlatl Rock and learn how years of sediment deposits created sandstone formations at the Beehives. At the end of the tour, get taken back to your hotel for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Beehives

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 222 reviews

I had a day on my own and wanted to hike but didn't want to rent a car and wasn't confident about hiking in the desert by myself. I'm really glad I went with the guided tour. Nick was an amazing guide. I'd booked the easy hike, but the day I signed up for no one else signed up for that hike, so they asked if I wanted to do the intermediate hike. It was challenging, but doable. Nick set a steady, deliberate (not too fast) pace and made sure we got breaks in the shade. Water, gatorade, and snacks are supplied. Spare backpacks were available for those who needed to borrow them. Take plenty of water for the trip--you will need it! I got picked up and dropped off at my hotel. Overall, everything went very smoothly. The hike was beautiful and our guide, Nick, knew so may details about the history and the terrain. He patiently answered our group's many questions. I would recommend this guided hike to anyone who is curious about spending some time in this beautiful area.

Our guide (Nicole) was incredible! She was incredibly knowledgeable of the area, was personable and tailored the hike to our groups’ desires and ability. She provided snacks and drinks and allowed us to stop at a truck stop to grab anything else we wanted. We felt safe during the entire hike with her guiding us.

The tour was amazing and informative! Love Hikes.com did an amazing job. Timely pick up and itinerary. Snacks and drinks provided! The tour guide, Nick, was fantastic. Polite, knowledgeable, and made sure to take care of everyone.

Our guide Christine was fabulous. From pick up to drop off she was so personable and made the experience top notch. She was also very knowledgeable on the area and plenty of fun facts. Would definitely recommend.

Guide was great and the scenery was awesome. Highly recommend.