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White Domes, Valley of Fire

The White Domes Trail is a 1.2 mile loop hike in the Valley of Fire State Park. You will see a slot canyon, a natural arch, multicolored sandstone, and interesting patterns of erosion that have created sculptured forms around the trail.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 1.2 miles total – easy
Elevation gain: <200 feet - easy Terrain: Loose sand and slickrock - easy Exposure: Some climbing over obstructions - easy To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

The White Domes Trail is located in the Valley of Fire State Park, in south-eastern Nevada, accessed from Interstate I15.

If coming from the north take exit 93 and travel south east on the N Moapa Valley Boulevard, route 169, through Overton, Nevada, 20.0 miles to the Valley of Fire Highway. The eastern park entry is 2.0 miles along this road to the pay station. You need cash or a check to pay for the $10 one day entry permit.

If coming from the south take exit 75 onto the Valley of Fire Highway and travel 14.5 miles east to the west park entry station.

The White Domes Trailhead is 5 miles north of the park Visitor Center. Park in the large parking lot at the end of the road.

For a one page printout of the directions click Directions to White Domes Trail

The Trail

The hike starts at the White Domes parking area and the route is well marked. First, you will travel south and slightly uphill through some very fine sand. Then you work your way down a fairly steep canyon to an old movie set towards the bottom. From the movie set, you have a short walk down into a wash and turn right (west) to follow the wash into a narrow slot canyon. Beyond the slot canyon the trail turns right and travels north up the far side of the white domes. Eventually the trail rejoins the road below the parking area.

These are some of the pictures that we took.

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