Posted by: danielfee | March 14, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 03-14-2013

Fire Canyon - Nevada

Fire Canyon – Nevada

Fire Canyon

Fire Canyon

Fire Canyon is located in the Valley of Fire State Park which is the oldest state park in Nevada. It was dedicated in 1935 and 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. The park is located just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

 

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