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Location Spotlight: Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park

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Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada. Located just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the 42,059-acre park was dedicated in 1935 and derives its name from red sandstone formations that appear to be on fire when they reflect the sun’s rays.

Valley of Fire has a rich history with well-preserved historic artifacts, such as areas of petrified wood and 3,000-year-old petroglyphs (rock art). The red sandstone formations the state park was named after were also formed from shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs.

Watch this video below featuring the stunning formations, landscapes, plants and other wildlife you can find at Valley of Fire:

Valley of Fire by Amazing Places on Our Planet (YouTube)

Valley of Fire is also a popular filming location, used in an abundance of films, television shows, commercials, and photo shoots. Here is just a “short” list of films and TV productions that Valley of Fire has been featured in:

Ballad of Cable Hogue; Beer; Bells of San Angelo; Billion Dollar Threat; Bite the Bullet; Cherry 2000; Confessions of a Hitman; Duets; Father Hood; The Good Son; Heldorado; Hell’s Angels ’69; The Hitcher; Iron Eagle; Kiss of Fire; Love Among Thieves; Mission: Africa; Nightwing; One Million B.C.; The Professionals; Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Roadside Prophets; Seven Ways from Sundown; Sheriff of Las Vegas; Solar Crisis; The Stalking Moon; The Stand; Star Trek Generations; They Ran for Their Lives; Viva Las Vegas; Airwolf; Total Recall; Criss Angel Mindfreak; Domino; Transformers

If you are looking for an outdoor film-friendly location with gorgeous backdrops, ancient artifacts and an extensive film history, be sure to take a tour of Valley of Fire State Park.

For more pictures, you can view the full Valley of Fire State Park filming location details here and don’t forget to register your project!

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