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USA Valley of Fire

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Parking lot #3 in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada primarily serves the Fire Wave trailhead. That trail starts on the east side of the road. A short 10 minute walk down the drainage on the west side of the parking lot will lead to a wonderland of colorful sandstone including “Crazy Hill” (aka; Rainbow Rock) and a handful of small but photogenic arches. There is a slab of sandstone on the east side of the road that offers numerous compositions including this one looking north.

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From the Valley of Fire Visitor Center drive 13 miles (21km) to the Fire Wave parking area (parking lot #3). There is parking available on both sides of the road. Park on the east side of the road and walk north about 40 yards (35 meters) to a slab of sandstone where there’s a large (and also photogenic) rock on the right side of the slab. Avoid visiting during the summer when temperatures frequently exceed 110° F (43C). Fall and winter are great times to visit. If you visit during summer, make sure you carry plenty of water.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunrise during winter
Sunrise & Sunset 06:42 - 16:59 | current local time: 06:43
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