White Domes Road

White Domes Road is a scenic drive at Valley of Fire State Park. It starts at the visitor center and runs north to the White Domes Trail. Along the road are picnic areas and trailheads.

 

Balanced Rock

At the visitor center, you can take a short hike up to Balanced Rock. This is an interesting rock formation that looks like a rock balanced on a spire of stone.

Balanced Rock at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Balanced Rock

 

Mouse’s Tank

Next is Mouse’s Tank, which was named for an outlaw that used the area as a hideout in the 1890s. The first part of the sandy ¾ mile round trip trail takes you past Native American petroglyphs.

Beginning of the Mouse's Tank Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Beginning of the Mouse’s Tank Trail

Petroglyphs on the Mouse's Tank Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Petroglyphs on the Mouse’s Tank Trail

Mouse's Tank Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Mouse’s Tank Trail

At the end is Mouse’s Tank, a natural tank that collects water after rainfall. The water sometimes remains for months. You can climb a rock to get a better view.

Water tank on the Mouse's Tank Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Water tank on the Mouse’s Tank Trail

View from the end of the Mouse's Tank Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

View from the end of the Mouse’s Tank Trail

View from the end of the Mouse's Tank Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

View from the end of the Mouse’s Tank Trail

 

Rainbow Vista

The next trailhead is Rainbow Vista, which is 1 mile round trip. The first part of the trail takes you through an open red sand area scattered with desert plants.

Beginning of the Rainbow Vista Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Beginning of the Rainbow Vista Trail

Rainbow Vista Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Rainbow Vista Trail

Rainbow Vista Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Rainbow Vista Trail

Colorful sandstone awaits at the end. This is where you’ll realize why the trail was named Rainbow Vista.

Colorful sandstone on the Rainbow Vista Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Colorful sandstone on the Rainbow Vista Trail

Colorful sandstone on the Rainbow Vista Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Colorful sandstone on the Rainbow Vista Trail

Rainbow Vista Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Rainbow Vista Trail

 

Fire Canyon Road

After Rainbow Vista, the road splits to the right. This is Fire Canyon Road and it leads to a parking lot where you can get a look at some interesting geological features – Silica Dome and Fire Canyon.

Silica Dome at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Silica Dome

Fire Canyon at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Fire Canyon

 

Fire Wave

Fire Wave is a 1.5 mile round trip trail over sand, gravel, and slickrock. At the end, you can admire a wave formation.

Fire Wave Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Fire Wave Trail

End of the Fire Wave Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

End of the Fire Wave Trail

End of the Fire Wave Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

End of the Fire Wave Trail

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