Valley of Fire

Nevada

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Valley of Fire


Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, USA.
It covers an area of almost 42,000 acres (17,000 ha). It derives its
name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting
sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which
are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be
on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.


Valley of Fire is located 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas,
at an elevation between 2,000–2,600 feet (610–790 m).


Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive
erosion, have created the present landscape. The rough floor and
jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded
sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old.
Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and
conglomerates.


From Wikipedia