So what to start with? I’m not a fan of Las Vegas. Not even a little. But the area around it – mmm, so beautiful. Valley of Fire is one of them. The vast part has all the features that make high desert places interesting: colorful rocks, arches, sunsets.
The Valley of Fire first appeared in my plan in September 2016 road trip as the last place we would visit. The temperatures that day were above 100s, so we waited until the night but still decided to visit Red Rock Canyon.
After that, I saw so many amazing shots of the park so I cannot forget about it. The Arizona trip made me possible to return to the idea of the visit of Valley of Fire.
No, I think that the trip was too intense and it better for us to skip the place (again) to reschedule it to have more time and energy. But still, we drove there.
Among all exciting spots in the park most of all I wanted to see the wave. We tried to win Arizona’s Wave lottery and failed. And I was sooooo disappointed! The smaller way could change my mood.
The Valley of Fire is relatively close (16 miles) from Las Vegas and very well-known park. These create the crowds in some places in the park. And the Wave is one of them. Photographers were there for the sunset, and tourists from all around the world – just to get the shots to the Instagram accounts.
We visit the park on December 31st. That was the night of the Supermoon (or the night before?). The view was impressive: the red land over the purple skies with a huge white moon in it. Another story is the Valley of Fire road that goes from the East to West entrances (we entered from East). The road is designated as the scenic, and it’s awe-inspiring.