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Valley Of Fire and Mormon Rocks

When:
Friday, February 23, 2018 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Where:
Valley of Fire State Park about 50 miles east of Las Vegas off I-15
Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Road
Overton, NV  89040

702-397-2088
Contact:
Dusty Stiles
Category:
Field Trip
Registration is recommended
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
One of the most popular field trips of the year!  Prepare to be amazed by the landscapes, the animals and the night sky.
We'll also  visit Mormon Rocks.

Be sure to register early so group camping sites can be reserved.

Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968.  It covers an area of 42,059 acres (17,021 ha) and was dedicated in 1935. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.

Valley of Fire is located 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation between 1,320–3,009 feet (402–917 m). It abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the east at the Virgin River confluence. It lies in a 4 by 6 mi (6.4 by 9.7 km) basin.

Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates.