Deeper into the Valley of Fire State Park we pass the Visitor’s Center and embark on one of the most spectacular drives I’ve ever had the pleasure of driving. If you check out the park brochure, this drive takes us from Mouse’s Tank to Rainbow Vista and back. Not a long stretch by any measure but probably one of the most eye catching. You might have noticed that the hood has changed. That’s because I’m now in a Camaro SS with my brother riding shotgun. To my disappointment, my GoPro shut itself off when I did this drive the first time with the Corvette ZHZ. So after a bit of work convincing my brother to tag along, it was back to Hertz, this time for a Camaro SS.
For the sake of time (and space) I cut together this video to highlight the truly awe inspiring formations of the crimson red sandstone formed over 150 million years ago.
Music: Bodies of Water – Open Rhythms
Heading back to the main road, 169/Valley of Fire Hwy, you can continue towards Lake Mead and then down to the Hoover Dam. I recommend this drive to any driving enthusiast/ nature lover in or around the Las Vegas area. Erosion, shifting sand dunes and fault line movement make this the landscape we see today.