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White Domes Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA

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The White Domes trail is an easy to moderate trail accessible from within the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.  The trailhead descends through multicolored sandstone shown here, from white to pale yellow, to pinks, oranges and deep rust reds.  Along the trail you'll see an old 1966 movie set, a slot canyon, Moqui marbles, and more marvelous sandstone formations.

The Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada's oldest state park, dedicated in 1935.  Driving between Mesquite and Las Vegas along I-15 within the desert basin and range, it's easy to miss the two exits that take you to the east and west entrances to the park.  Or, you might imagine from the surrounding desert that "Valley of Fire" means "hotter than Hades" and decide to pass.

If you passed by, you'd be missing some spectacular red sandstone formations, fossilized sand dunes from the time of the dinosaurs, 150 million years ago.   On a sunny day as well as at sunrise and sunset, they glow like fire.  Hence, the name, Valley of Fire.  The red rock of the western part of the park shows in bright contrast against the grays and green browns of the darker sedimentary rock of the older Muddy Mountains.  The eastern end of the park, including the road to White Domes, offers a vast spread of sandstone of all hues.

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A: Valley of Fire - White Dome Canyon Trail

di Carsten Arenz, 10 metri di distanza

This is a part to the White Dome Slotcanyon trail in the Valley of Fire State Park. A nice round trai...

Valley of Fire - White Dome Canyon Trail

B: USA, NEVADA, VALLEY OF FIRE 06

di jiri spacaj, 60 metri di distanza

USA, NEVADA, VALLEY OF FIRE 06

C: Valley of Fire ( White Dome)

di Willy Kaemena, 130 metri di distanza

Valley of Fire Wikipedia: "Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, USA and was ...

Valley of Fire ( White Dome)

D: USA, NEVADA, VALLEY OF FIRE 04

di jiri spacaj, 160 metri di distanza

USA, NEVADA, VALLEY OF FIRE 04

E: USA, NEVADA, VALLEY OF FIRE - 09 PANO

di jiri spacaj, 170 metri di distanza

USA, NEVADA, VALLEY OF FIRE - 09 PANO

F: Valley of Fire - White Dome Slot Canyon

di Carsten Arenz, 170 metri di distanza

This panorama was taken in the middle of the White Dome Slot Canyon in the Valley of Fire State Park....

Valley of Fire - White Dome Slot Canyon

G: Valley of Fire - White Dome Slot Canyon Entrance

di Carsten Arenz, 180 metri di distanza

This is the entry to one of the walkable slot canyons in the Valleys of Fire State Park. The Canyon i...

Valley of Fire - White Dome Slot Canyon Entrance

H: Valley of Fire - White Dome Canyon Entrance

di Carsten Arenz, 210 metri di distanza

This is the entrance to the White Dome Slotcanyon trail in the Valley of Fire State Park. A nice roun...

Valley of Fire - White Dome Canyon Entrance

I: Valley of Fire

di Willy Kaemena, 290 metri di distanza

Valley of Fire Wikipedia: "Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, USA and was ...

Valley of Fire

J: Valley of Fire - White Dome Canyon Trail Exit

di Carsten Arenz, 350 metri di distanza

This is the last piece of the White Dome Canyon round trail in the Valley of Fire State Park. Another...

Valley of Fire - White Dome Canyon Trail Exit

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Nevada, USA

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