Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire?

Old Dec 29th, 2003, 07:35 AM
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Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire?

Which of the two makes a better day trip from Las Vegas, and which is more impressive?

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Old Dec 29th, 2003, 07:56 AM
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I've never been to the Valley of Fire, so I don't want to give you a biased opinion. I think it's a little further away, though. I've heard it's fantastic- maybe someone who's been there can offer an opinion on that park.

Red Rock is quite beautiful and is an easy drive in an afternoon. There's some good hiking and trails as well as wild burros. Sometimes, we drive through it on the weekend, just for fun.
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I've been to Red Rock numerous times. It's pretty neat! Fun to explore. I have never been to Valley of Fire. I thinks about 60 miles from Vegas. North or northeast I think.
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Old Dec 29th, 2003, 09:38 AM
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I haven't been to Red Rock Canyon, but my family loved Valley of Fire. It is probably 45 minutes north of Las Vegas. It was really beautiful and my kids loved being able to climb on the rocks and through the holes.
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I've been to both. Red Rock is a lot closer to Las Vegas; Valley of Fire is about an hour away. I thought Valley of Fire was much more impressive and diverse. At Valley of Fire there are petroglyphs, arches, a slot canyon and amazing red rock scenery. It's very much worth the extra time to get there!
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Old Dec 30th, 2003, 04:41 AM
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I can't comment on Red Rock Canyon, but Valley of Fire was fantastic! I kept waiting for the roadrunner and Wyle E. Coyote to come zipping by! We didn't drive ourselves, but took a tour. We use Action Tours - www.actiontours.com - whenever we go to Vegas. It isn't cheap, but they take you off road on the way to Valley of Fire. We saw landscape that I've never seen before. We drove across some federal land where scenes from star wars was shot - very eerie looking. We saw a wild horse, too. Then back on road and to Valley of Fire. It was a great half day away from the Strip. Have fun.
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Old Dec 30th, 2003, 11:50 AM
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We didn't get to Red Rock, but Valley of Fire was awesome! Pix in an album (which also includes some Vegas stuff) at http://community.webshots.com/user/bookhall .
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BookHall: Thanks for sharing the awesome shots.
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i've been to both and i like valley of fire better (although red rock canyon is really beautiful too). i agree that valley of fire is more diverse. you must do the white dome trail. the scenery is just awesome. actually you can walk all the trails in a day if you get started early enough.
i'll be going back there the next time i'm in vegas.
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I've been to both. Definitely the Valley of Fire. Much more spectacular.
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