What is interesting about the Valley of Fire State Park is that if you drive to it via I-15 like we did, there is a nice straight drive out of Las Vegas for about an hour or so and then you take the exit and drive some more. A lot more! Honestly, there were signs saying you had so many miles to go before even getting to the park. You had to drive through the desert to get to more desert. You know you are getting close when the big red rocks begin to appear.
And when you finally get to the entry point and pay your $10.00 to get in (well worth it) you have to drive even further to get to the visitors center or any of the other major sites in the park. The roads are amazing; twists, turns, uphill, downhill and more. My ears even popped a few times from the elevation. This is what was on the other side of the previous posts “drop off” point. More winding road but what’s with the missing part of the dividing line 😉