Posted by: danielfee | February 12, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 02-12-2012

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

 

 
 
 
 

The Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, dedicated in 1935. It covers an area of 34,880 acres. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the landscape. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. Located just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas it makes an easy day trip and you can be back it time for dinner and a night on the strip.

 

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