Valley of Fire Event

January 23 – 27: Group Campsite with 12 Dry Sites

Hosts & Co-Hosts Needed

Immediately following the Mid-Winter International Board of TrusteesEvent in Las Vegas, this is an easy 67 mile trip to an amazing geological wonderland.

Valley of Fire consists of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone mountains. The sandstone is from the Jurassic period and is the remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after inland seas subsided and the land rose.

Early man moved into southern Nevada as far back as 11,000 years ago. The most obvious evidence of occupation is the petroglyphs carved into the rocks by the Basketmaker culture about 2,500 years ago, followed later by the Early Pueblo culture. Paiutes were living in this area in 1865 when Mormons settled at nearby St. Thomas at the south end of the Moapa Valley.