Nature Parks VALLEY OF FIRE California
The stunning rock formations of The Valley of Fire are located about a 60 minute drive from the U.S.A.’s famous gambling city of Las Vegas.
The impressive rock formations of the Valley of Fire are the geological monuments of time immemorial, its deep canyons and caves far removed from civilization. Here, isolation reigns supreme, including silence and an infinity of calm. This is a realm of fantasy where it’s possible to see countless fascinating images in the rock as the imagination runs riot and creates something new with each blink of the eye.
The rocks are often between 100 and 200 metres high and during summer time, the unyielding temperature reaches between 50° - 60° Celsius (122º F - 140º F).
Over the centuries, various rodents and reptiles have conquered this landscape including iguanas, lizards, rabbits as well as rattlesnakes, foxes, the roadrunner and the desert turtle.
The fiery colors of the artistically weathered stone sculptures, rock domes and bridges continuously burn into the landscape. Some of the gigantic formations appear precarious and vulnerable and give the impression that they could collapse at any moment.
In the early evening sun, the Valley of Fire is like a Martian landscape, the red color of the rock being even brighter and more intense as the sky darkens dramatically, the clouds hanging darkly and mysteriously over the fire-like mountains. An exciting climax to this blazing spectacle of nature.