Monday, 29 September 2014

Valley Of Fire State Park

Valley Of Fire State Park

After getting out of the bright lights and Larger Then Life buildings that is Las Vegas we aimed the brilliant white 2013 Honda Gold Wing north.  After cruising on I-15 for 50 miles we took exit 75 to the first stop on our 6-day adventure, Valley Of Fire State Park.

Valley Of Fire State Park is Nevada’s largest and oldest state park and the name suites it well.  Riding along the Valley Of Fire Highway the rust red coloring of the rock formations give the impression that the area is on fire.  The heat, well over 100 degrees when we were there, adds to the effect.

The west entrance to the park is about 12 miles off the freeway and the fee is $10.00, which is well worth it.  A stop at the visitors center has information on the history of the park, the area and is the starting point for a 5.5 mile ride (11 mile round trip) into the park.  This is a beautiful riding road and the scenery is amazing.

The Gold Wing

A great riding road

Leaving the park heading east there are two ways you can go.  You can ride through the Moapa Valley by taking route 169 back to I-15 where you can return to Las Vegas or head towards Arizona and Utah.  The other option is along 167 / North Shore Road through the Lake Mead recreation area, which will take you back to Las Vegas.

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride

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