By: Jake Hoffman
From the lights of Las Vegas is Valley of Fire State Park, a collection of hiking trails and natural sites that are awe inspiring.
It's almost as though Mother Nature planned this formation to look familiar.
See where early visitors to the new state park stayed. The Cabins were constructed in the 1930s by the CCC.
A stunning display, the Fire Wave can be reached via a 20-minute hike. It's worth the walk.
Highlighting the White Domes Loop hiking trail are these narrows.
Also along the trail are ruins from the set of "The Professionals" which was filmed on site in the 1960s.
Rainbow Vista trail guides you to a scenic canyon overlook that's worth trudging through loose sand.
I saw no fewer than 15 bighorn sheep, and some were as close as 10-feet to me. Certainly, be mindful of your surroundings.
Click through to see our full recap, complete with a TON of pictures of the Valley of Fire State Park!