Valley of Fire Location
The Valley of Fire Half Marathon, 10k and 5k all happen in the incredibly beautiful and unique Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada; located only 6 miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via I-15. The race route will be CLOSED TO CARS for the first 3.5 hours of the race.
Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The Valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Bring the whole family and enjoy hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays.
Driving Directions to Valley of Fire State Park Visitor Center – Event Start/Finish area:
From the South: Drive North on Interstate 15. About 32 miles north of Las Vegas take exit 75 onto SR-169 towards Valley of Fire / Lake Mead. Drive about 18 miles on Valley of Fire Highway and you will park in the big wash area about 300 yards from the start/finish area across from the Visitor Center (a ranger and/or race volunteer will be directing you where to park).
From the North: Drive South on Interstate 15. About 26 miles south of Mesquite take exit 93 onto SR-169 towards Logandale / Overton. Turn left off ramp. Drive 20.1 miles and turn right onto SR-169 / Valley of Fire Highway. Drive 3 miles and you will park in the big wash area about 300 yards from the start/finish area across from the Visitor Center (a ranger and/or race volunteer will be directing you where to park).
Bus Transportation to Valley of Fire State Park:
Las Vegas Cyclery is offering round-trip busing to the race from the shop located at 10575 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135. The shop is right next door to the Element Hotel, one of our host venues. Cost for busing is $25 round trip. Please contact us if you’d like to reserve a spot on the bus. There are 26 spots total; all of which are currently available.
Las Vegas, Nevada: 55 miles
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada: 6 miles
Hoover Dam: 68 miles
St. George, Utah: 90 miles
Zion National Park, Utah: 135 miles
Bryce National Park, Utah: 235 miles
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: 238 miles
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