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February Events at Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire State Park

February 18:  “Over the Overlook” Guided Hike - NOTICE: This hike has been cancelled due to potentially hazardous weather conditions.

The “Over the Overlook” guided hike is a strenuous, off-trail hike that offers participants the opportunity to venture deep into the maze of canyons that comprise the Fire Canyon area. Beginning at the Rainbow Vista parking area, this hike starts down the trail to the Fire Canyon Overlook, then proceeds down into Fire Canyon itself before turning North and coming back up on the East side of Silica Dome. From there, the hike traverses parallel to the road back to the parking area. The hike is 3.8 miles with 500 ft. in elevation gain. The terrain is a mixture of rock and sandy washes.  PLEASE NOTE:  Those interested in participating in this guided hike must pre-register by emailing vofinterpranger@mvdsl.com. Please include the name of each participant in your party.  This hike will be limited to the first 40 people who register. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the lower parking lot at the Valley of Fire visitor center; participants will caravan to the trailhead from there.

February 19:  White Domes Loop Trail Guided Hike 

Join members of park staff for a guided hike on the 1.25-mile White Domes Loop. Attractions located along this trail include a narrow slot canyon, the remnants of a 1960s movie set, and countless colorful rock formations. During the hike, a park staff member will provide information about the geology and history of the area, and the plants and wildlife that live in the park today. 

WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at White Domes trailhead.

February 19:  “Introduction to Valley of Fire” – Indoor Talk

Want to learn a lot about Valley of Fire State Park in a short amount of time?  Stop by the visitor center at 1:30 p.m. for an indoor talk that will provide a general overview of the park’s geologic history, human history, and common flora and fauna. The presentation will be held in the front theater of the Visitor Center.

WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the front theater inside the Valley of Fire Visitor Center.

February 23: “Bats in the Sky” – Indoor Talk

Join the Nevada Department of Wildlife for an educational presentation on bats of the Mojave Desert and Valley of Fire. This is an informal discussion-based learning opportunity about the animals who live in this specialized desert habitat. The discussion will include wildlife survival, special adaptations, what to look out for while on the trail and how visitors can help our amazing desert ecosystem.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Meet in the front theater inside the Valley of Fire Visitor Center

February 23:  “All About Owls” – Indoor Talk

Join the Nevada Department of Wildlife for an educational presentation on owls of the Mojave Desert and Valley of Fire. This is an informal discussion-based learning opportunity about the animals who live in this specialized desert habitat.. We will explore wildlife survival, special adaptations, what to look out for while on the trail, and how visitors can help our amazing desert ecosystem.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the front theater inside the Valley of Fire Visitor Center.

February 25:  Atlatl Rock Guided Petroglyph Hike

Stop by the Atlatl Rock picnic area to join a ranger on a short guided hike showcasing the petroglyphs located around Atlatl Rock. Participants will be led to numerous petroglyphs that are not located along marked or maintained trails. Topics discussed during the walk will include the processes commonly used for dating and interpreting petroglyphs, and also what is known about the peoples that created this ancient rock art.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 25, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Atlatl Rock picnic area

February 25:  “Introduction to Valley of Fire” – Indoor Talk

Want to learn a lot about Valley of Fire State Park in a short amount of time?  Stop by the visitor center at 1:30 p.m. for an indoor talk that will provide a general overview of the park’s geologic history, human history, and common flora and fauna. The presentation will be held in the front theater of the visitor center.

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the front theater inside the Valley of Fire Visitor Center.

February 26:  Petrified Logs Loop Guided Hike

This approximately one-mile roundtrip hike offers participants the unique opportunity to a visit a restricted access area consisting of a vast amount of petrified wood. As participants are led by a ranger to an impressive collections of petrified wood, topics such as what kind of trees the petrified wood is believed to have been from and the petrification process will be discussed. 

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet in the lower parking lot at the Valley of Fire Visitor Center; participants will caravan to the trailhead from there.

February 26:  “Introduction to Valley of Fire” – Indoor Talk

Want to learn a lot about Valley of Fire State Park in a short amount of time?  Stop by the visitor center at 1:30 p.m. for an indoor talk that will provide a general overview of the park’s geologic history, human history, and common flora and fauna.  The presentation will be held in the front theater of the visitor center.

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the front theater inside the Valley of Fire visitor center.

Valley of Fire State Park is approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, Exit 75, and 20 miles southwest of Moapa Valley via Highway 169, Valley of Fire Road. All events are free of cost; however, there is an entrance fee into the park of $10 per vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. 

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