There are two ways to get to the Valley
Of Fire from Las Vegas.
The quickest way ....
From Las Vegas, drive north on Interstate 15
approximately 35 miles to State Route 169. The cut-off is well marked. There is
a Paiute Indian Reservation Tobacco Shop and small casino at that exit. It is a
great place to make a pit stop before you go on to Valley of Fire. Drive
east on Route 169 for approximately 15 miles. This takes you to the west
entrance of the Valley Of Fire. The drive through is about 10 miles in length
and take you to route 167, the North Shore road.
The most scenic way ....
The route along the North Shore Road takes a little
bit longer. It is very scenic. Along this this route, there are 4 marinas that
you can stop at and have lunch or just look around. There are some excellent
vistas of Lake Mead from the North Shore Road, but most of them are from a
distance. This route takes you through colorful desert vistas. Along the way are
several extinct volcanoes, outcroppings of the bright red Navajo Sandstone and
dozens of intriguing geological formations.
From Las Vegas, drive east on
Lake Mead Blvd., past Frenchman and Sunrise Mountain approximately 15 miles to
Route 167. Turn north (left) on route 167 for about 40 miles. Two Miles past the
Overton Beach cut-off, turn west (left) on Route 169.
The best way to go is to do both. I recommend that you start with the quickest
route and you go back to Las Vegas along the North Shore Road.
In the photo at the top we are looking at the road which goes to the White