Driving approximately 50 miles; about 1 hour. Hiking up to 2-4 miles total throughout the day; most trails in Valley of Fire are unpaved; roundtrips of about 1 mile each; little change in elevation.
At the hotel restaurant, the breakfast buffet includes fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted baked goods, cereal, an egg dish, French toast, oatmeal, breakfast potatoes and meats, coffee, assorted teas, juice, milk and water.
We’ll transfer by motorcoach to Valley of Fire State Park for a full day of hiking. Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park and gets its name from the captivating formations of red sandstone throughout. The park is home to a vast array of desert creatures, most of them nocturnal due to blistering summer temperatures, and many floral species including indigo bush and a variety of cacti. We will begin our day with a hiking field trip to Atlatl Rock to view fascinating petroglyphs that have endured for over 3,000 years. At the petroglyph stop, our instructor will conduct a lecture on the wildlife and desert ecology of Death Valley.
On the trail, we’ll find a spot to rest and eat our boxed lunches that includes a sandwich, chips, fruit and cookies. Water provided by the motorcoach.
Continuing, we’ll enjoy the brilliant landscape on short hikes and walks that include White Domes, Mouse's Tank and Fire Wave. At the conclusion of our hikes for the day, we’ll transfer back to the hotel.
At the Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, we’ll enjoy the award-winning dinner buffet with coffee, iced tea, sodas and water; other beverages available for purchase.
At leisure. Be sure to prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.