View from the north entrance booth.
It is a small hint of the views to come.
Valley of Fire
The red rocks sit in the valley and look out of place compared to the surrounding terrain
Valley of Fire
Up close, the rocks make interesting formations and provide hours of monkey fun.
Duelling cameras through an arch.
Like a decaying beehive.
Arches and holes make the formations fun to photograph and crawl around.
Smooth passage through the rock
I have a sudden craving for swiss cheese
Yep, lots and lots of rocks.
Is that 10 normal sized people, or 10 overweight Americans? (we saw some lovely touron behavior in this park. Sigh.)
Valley of Fire has some amazing petroglyphs.
I'd love to know what they mean
Your guess is as good as mine.
I like the foot
Closer view of some of the glyphs
Running big horn
A burro sniffing another burro's butt?
Our next stop was the petrified wood logs.
This sign cracked me up. "Do Not Disturb Petrified Wood" Why - are they are already scared enough?
How the log turned to rock
The next stop was an overlook of some of the red and white sand canyons.
View from the viewpoint
We climbed to the top of silica dome (in the distance behind the sign) for a better view of the area.
View from the dome
Silica dome rock
Silica Dome and Fire Canyon
Another duelling cameras shot
We were surprised by the sight of two bighorn below us at the head of Fire Canyon
They were out of the line of sight from people at the view point, but we were able to enjoy watching them from the top of Silica Dome, a mere quarter mile away
My shadow on the top of Silica Dome
Looks like a turtle.
Part of the seven sisters, seven tall rocks that stand apart from the rest of the red rocks.
built in the 1930s as a shelter for travelers. I don't know how much they were used - the place turned into a state park only a couple of years later.
Not a bad spot to spend some time.