Road trips from Southern California: Nevada
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( Lily Bay )
Valley of Fire State Park
Distance: 317 miles one-way
Valley of Fire has spectacular sandstone formations, pastel rock formations, a hiking trail to an old outlaw hide-out and Native American petroglyphs. It's a wonderful loop day trip from Las Vegas. You reach the park by way of Henderson, up the west side of Lake Mead. Take the winding road through the park back to Interstate 15. Don't go in the summer heat; the park is appropriately named.
-- Robert Woodhouse, Anaheim