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Valley of Fire Assistance Please

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Abbotsford, Canada
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Valley of Fire Assistance Please

1) Will the visitor center give good directions to all the popular rock formations?

2) Are the native petroglyphs easy to access by car?

3) Is there a good website to research easy hiking trails anyone can recommend? I didn't see much on the state park site.

4) Are there any concessions or cafes to eat at in the park?

5) What's the temperature like in early March? Is rain ever an issue?

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1. Re: Valley of Fire Assistance Please



these sites should answer most of your questions

Wasilla, Alaska
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I can help with a couple of the questions... We were there in late November and basically drove through with a few stops. You can see the pictures from our trip here: …blogspot.com/2013/01/valley-of-fire.html

1) I spent a few minutes going through the visitors center. It seemed well staffed and the staff were answering people's questions. So I think they'll be able to help you out.

2) Yes. At Atlatl Rock there's petroglyphs that you can get up close to. There's a picture of them at the link above.

3) Hiking: Try this link: everytrail.com/best/hiking-valley-of-fire-st…

4) We didn't see any concessions or cafes. The visitors center had drinks and snack in the gift store. We were going to eat at Overton before coming into the park from the east side, but we were running low on time after visiting Hoover Dam that morning. When you exit the interstate on the west side there's a casino/truck stop that had food. And an incredible amount of fireworks...

We loved Valley of Fire and hope to get back there sometime and explore it further.

Shag Harbour, Canada
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If your into hiking, I would suggest Red Rock over VOF, especially in early March. That is when run off from melting snow will create waterfalls at the end of some easy hikes. Hiking at VOF is not that great, IMO.

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I agree, hiking was not good. No concessions so pack a picnci-we wished we had. There was a vending machine in the gift shop, though. Everything is very drivable. I would have actually preferrred the sites to be closer together so we could have walked, but we drove for the most part. The only walking I honestly remmeber was a little one to get to the elephant rock. And a very short walk (like feet) to see the petroglyphs (sp?).

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