After our visit to Hoover Dam, we returned to Vegas, and my companions caught plane rides home, leaving me wondering what to do next with a few extra days. I decided to make the one-hour drive northeast on Interstate 15 to Valley of Fire Highway, which leads to Valley of Fire State Park. The park features 40,000 acres of incredible hiking trails and intriguing rock formations.
The park did not disappoint. Paved scenic roads lead to seven trails and two campgrounds. One of the campgrounds is situated directly next to Arch Rock, a delicate sandstone arch.
While at the park, I was already making plans for a return visit to take photos of the arch under a starry nighttime sky, far removed from city lights.