Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert.
I took a "Pink Jeep" tour from the Las Vegas strip to the Valley of Fire State Park. The tour consisted of a Ford Explorer with 4 people, took 6 hours and was very informative. We drove to several spots in the park and explored the area. Because it was a small group our time was very flexible. Almost no one was in the park. It was beautiful, peaceful and silent. I went in February and the temperature was in the 50's.