White Domes Trail

White Domes Trail is my favorite trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. It combines incredible desert scenery, history, and great viewpoints. White Domes Trail is located at the end of White Domes Road.

 

White Domes Trail

The 1.25 mile loop trail starts on a sandy path and quickly moves to a steep path down. On the path, you can veer to the left and climb the rocks to a viewpoint with a panoramic look at the park.

Beginning of White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Beginning of White Domes Trail

View from the rocks on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

View from the rocks

 

Movie Set

Back on the path, at the bottom are the remains of a movie set that has been used in several films, including Star Trek: Generations, The Good Son, and Steven King’s The Stand. The remaining structures are from The Professionals.

Movie set on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Movie set

Movie set on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Movie set

 

Narrows

Next, the trail continues through the Narrows, a wash that passes between a narrow canyon. This is a shady and cooler part of the trail.

Narrows on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Narrows

Middle of the Narrows on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Middle of the Narrows

Narrows on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Narrows

 

Second Mile

The second half of the trail starts after the narrows and takes you past interesting rock formations.

Second mile of the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Second mile of the White Domes Trail

Second mile of the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Second mile of the White Domes Trail

White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

White Domes Trail

Rock formations on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Rock formations on the White Domes Trail

Finally, before the trail loop turns back toward the parking lot, there are spectacular views of the desert. The trail then goes between two large sandstone domes.

View of the desert on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

View of the desert

View of the desert on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

View of the desert

Last part of the trail on the White Domes Trail at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Last part of the trail

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