Valley of Fire State Park

After taking my scenic roads from Cedar City, Utah towards Las Vegas I went to revisit Valley of Fire, which I had been to several years ago. This incredible Park is located about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, 32 miles north on the dreaded interstate and the rest of the way on a two-lane road with a ridiculously low speed limit.

While there are many interesting formations at the Park which I will post photos of in the near future, I want to show you some other colors than the reds, browns and beige’s you have been seeing at many of the places I have been visiting recently.

This rock was laying in the sand in a sandy path to an overlook. It is about twice the size of my shoe. I hope the pictures do the colors justice.

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Here is a colorful portion of a mainly light-brown formation:

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And I zoomed in on some sections of this multi-colored formation:

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Here is another very large formation, and I zoomed in on various spots on it:

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The colors and textures are really amazing. And this is all nature at work – not man-made art.

One final photo to tease you for future posts. This looks like chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Or, dare I say, rocky road…. Get it?….. Rocky?

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’m here all week. Remember to tip your waitresses.