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Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Valley of Fire

 
 
Vally of Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
1. Vally of Fire Marker
Inscription. has been designated a National Natural Landmark

This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation's Natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment.

1968
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1968 by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 25.797′ N, 114° 30.834′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Visitor Center Road. Click for map. This marker is located inside the Valley of Fire State Park at the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nevada’s First State Park (here, next to this marker); The Cabins (approx. 1.8 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 1.9 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Beehives (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Overton.
 
Also see . . .  Valley of Fire State Park
Vally of Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
2. Vally of Fire Marker
. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Natural Arch image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
3. Natural Arch
"Unable to withstand the blasting of strong winds and the slow dissolving away by rains of the cementing materials holding its sand grains together, the rock weakened allowing an arch to form. Eventually it will grow too large for its support, and nature's forces will complete their work of destruction."
Rainbow Vista image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
4. Rainbow Vista
"You are looking across 150 million years of time. The great maze of canyons, domes, towers, ridges and valleys before you are carved from sand deposited during the time when dinosaurs walked the earth. This is wild, virtually untouched wilderness. It is an "Adventure of Color" for you to experience by car and on foot."
Rainbow Vista image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
5. Rainbow Vista
Rainbow Vista image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
6. Rainbow Vista
Winding Road thru Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 2002
7. Winding Road thru Park
Elephant Rock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 2002
8. Elephant Rock
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,596 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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