GALLERY: Exploring Valley of Fire state park in Overton, NV

The Beehive area at the Valley of Fire state park in Overton, Nev. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the Valley of Fire state park in Overton, NV. It is described as “A geologic wonderland, world-renowned Valley of Fire has 2000-year-old petroglyphs carved into massive red sandstone formations in the Mohave Desert.” The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. It is Nevada’s oldest state park, as commemorated with Nevada Historical Marker #150. The Valley of Fire is a nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres.

The Valley of Fire state park is located at 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy. Overton, NV 89040. For more info, visit the official website at: http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire


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