Sunday, May 2, 2010

Valley of Fire, Nevada~~Scenic Sunday 050210















After our morning at the horse clinic outside of Las Vegas, hubby and I bought sandwiches at Whole Foods, went back to the hotel, ate lunch, collapsed for an hour and took a nap, and got up in time to watch the Kentucky Derby. By 4:00 p.m. we were ready to hit the road again and do some sightseeing. We had never driven through the Valley of Fire state park outside of Las Vegas, so off we went! And, what views! Our first glimpse was some red rocks among the lava which makes up the mountains in that region. Upon entering the park, we were treated to quite a landscape! The ranger at the station told us to take the Mouse's Tank road, up beyond the visitors' center (which had just closed), so we did. Here are some pics from that road. Scenic Sunday for May 2, 2010.

4 comments:

Jeanne Selep said...

How far outside of Vegas is this?

Cheryl Ann said...

Jeanne, it is about 40-45 miles outside of Vegas. It's off Interstate 15...before the Glendale exit. Watch for the signs.

ramblingwoods.com said...

What vivid colors...

Mary said...

For as often as I've been in the state I've never seen the Valley of Fire. It is really amazing as are your photos of it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary