Top things to know about the Valley of Fire

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In this guide, I cover all the frequently asked questions about the Valley of Fire.

What is the Valley of Fire known for?

Established in 1935, this official State Park in Nevada is known for it’s brilliant colored red sandstone formations located throughout the 46,000 acres preservation area. The sandstone formations are made of Aztec sandstone which dates back to the Jurassic period (which ended 56 million years ago).

Visitors enjoy hiking trails, gorgeous rock formations, camping, and plenty of photo ops!

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What is the address of the Valley of Fire?

29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton NV 89040.

Can you drive through the Valley of Fire?

Yes! There are two main entrances to the Valley of Fire. One on the West and one on the East. The West entrance is the most popular entrance when traveling from the Strip in Vegas.

Road through the valley of fire
Driving through Valley of Fire

How long does it take to drive through the Valley of Fire State Park?

The West entrance of the park starts at 36.405743, -114.567591. The East side of the park ends approx 7.1 miles along the Valley of Fire Hwy, ending at 36.428981, -114.457230. If you were driving straight through the park, it would take approx 15 minutes.

For a driving tour of the park, it would take approx thirty minutes to one hour to see the park from a vehicle.

Where is the Valley of Fire located?

The Valley of Fire is located in Overton, NV.

West Entrance is located at: 36.405743, -114.567591

East Entrance is located at: 36.428981, -114.457230

How far is the Valley of Fire from Las Vegas?

The Valley of Fire is located approx 53 miles from Las Vegas.

How long does it take to drive to the Valley of Fire from Las Vegas?

It takes approx 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Las Vegas to the Valley of Fire Entrance.

What are the directions from Las Vegas Strip to the Valley of Fire?

Directions to Valley of Fire
Directions to the Valley of Fire
  • Take I-15 East for approx 34 Miles.
  • Take Exit 75.
  • Merge onto the Valley of Fire Hwy for approx 15 miles (20 minutes).

Is the Valley of Fire open during COVID-19?

Yes! Visitors should follow all directions from the Governor as well as any CDC guidelines. Masks are required at the Visitor Center, Museum, Gift shop and the park office, or within 6 feet of other guests.

See more information about Covid-19 in Nevada State Parks here.

What is the weather like in the Valley of Fire?

The weather varies widely throughout the year. The hottest months of the year are June, July & August, averaging 103.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest recorded temperature was 12 degrees. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 117 degrees.

CategoryAvg. Annual Temperature
Avg Annual Temperature69.2
Avg High Temperature80.6
Avg Low Temperature57.9
Valley of Fire Average Temperatures by Month
Valley of Fire Weather

Is the Valley of Fire part of the Grand Canyon?

No. The Valley of Fire is located in Overton, NV which is a long distance from the Grand Canyon.

There are two main entrances to the Grand Canyon, the North Rim and South Rim. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is located at: 36°11’51″N 112°03’09″W, approx 235 miles from the Valley of Fire. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is located at: 36°03’32″N 112°06’33″W, approx 306 miles from the Valley of Fire.

How far is the Valley of Fire from Zion?

The main entrance of Zion is approximately 2 hours and 27 minutes from the Valley of Fire Visitor center.

Can I see the Valley of Fire and Zion in the same day?

The main entrance of Zion is approx 133 miles from the Visitor center at the Valley of Fire. It would be possible to spend a half day at Zion National Park and a half day at the Valley of Fire. It would not be advisable as you would miss a large portion of each park.

Can I use a Drone in the Valley of Fire?

No. The use of drones is not permitted in the Valley of Fire.

Is the Valley of Fire Dog Friendly?

Yes! Dogs must be kept on a leash (of no more than six feet). They are not allowed in the Visitor Center (unless they are a service pet).

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What are the hours of the Valley of Fire?

The park is open from Sunrise to Sunset, 365 days a years. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM. Note, the visitor center is closed on Christmas.

Can I camp overnight in the Valley of Fire?

Camping sites are available in the Valley of Fire for a reservation fee of $20 (+$10 for utility hook ups) per night.

How much does it cost to visit the Valley of Fire?

The entrance fee is charged at self-pay collection booths at each entrance of the park. The current fee is $10. Be sure to bring exact change as there is no change provided at the self-pay box and credit cards are not accepted. Bikes may also enter the park for a fee of $2 per bike.

The information contained on this website is for entertainment purposes only and references only opinions of the author. Nothing contained within should be considered professional advice, including but not limited to, health, safety, financial, legal, or psychological advice.

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