• Kevin Esser

Valley of Fire State Park

Sin City - Las Vegas... as I mentioned before, I am not a fan of big cities in general. This one for sure is very extreme! Of course it is interesting to see "The Strip" (for a very short amount of time), but I was happy when Samira and I escaped from this place. Less than one hour driving out of the city we reached the beautiful Valley of Fire State Park.


Ammospermophilus leucurus - White-tailed Antelope Squirrel
Ammospermophilus leucurus - White-tailed Antelope Squirrel
Calypte anna - Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna - Anna's Hummingbird
Sauromalus ater - Chuckwalla
Sauromalus ater - Chuckwalla
Ovis canadensis nelsoni - Desert Bighorn Sheep
Ovis canadensis nelsoni - Desert Bighorn Sheep

Besides some animals we observed, we mainly enjoyed the fantastic scenery of the Fire Wave Trail. Since there are everywhere signs, saying it is strictly forbidden to be in the park after dark, we took some sunset pictures and rushed back home.




This rock formation reminded me of the Sandcrawler, the Jawas use in Star Wars:


Sandcrawler Rock
"Sandcrawler Rock"