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Rainbow Vista Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.1 (9)

The Rainbow Vista Trail is short, scenic, and leads you to the Fire Canyon Overlook.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

94%

Runnable

2,146' 654 m

High

2,087' 636 m

Low

21' 6 m

Up

64' 20 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Valley of Fire is open sunrise to sunset. You need to be in or near your vehicle by sunset. Expect an entrance fee of $8 for Nevada residents or $10 for non-residents.

Description

The Rainbow Vista Trail is short, scenic, and leads you to Fire Canyon Overlook. The trip out and back shouldn't take more than an hour or so, even if you take plenty of time to admire the view. You'll be running through deep sand along most of the trail. It has a beautiful panoramic view from the trailhead, but the scenery continues throughout. After a short bit, you'll be able to see open desert surrounded by red and beige sandstone hills. Head in the direction of the rock formations on the other side of this open desert area, aiming for the rock that looks like a pyramid. Once you get there, you'll be treated with magical 360-degree views.

Just 0.35 miles from the start, you'll descend into a canyon. Make your way down to the end of this canyon. The trail ends at Fire Canyon Overlook, with views over the sandstone-covered landscape.

Flora & Fauna

Typical desert flora. Small shrubs, trees and cacti. The chollas are really beautiful with their golden spines.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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  4.1 from 9 votes

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Open desert surrounded by red and beige sandstone hills.
Feb 1, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV
The view from Fire Canyon Overlook.
Feb 1, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV
View of Chollas
Oct 6, 2019 near Moapa V…, NV
Looking west from the trail
Oct 6, 2019 near Moapa V…, NV
Rainbow Vista Trail traverses this gorgeous red rock corridor.
Mar 6, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV
Some friends pose for a photo in this "hotel" along the Rainbow Vista Trail in Valley of Fire State Park.
Feb 16, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV

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