Valley of Fire, NV: White Domes Loop

This 1.1-mile loop in Valley of Fire State Park features towering rock formations, tight slot canyons, and picturesque desert landscapes.
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This 1.1-mile loop in Valley of Fire State Park features towering rock formations, tight slot canyons, and picturesque desert landscapes.

A good introduction to desert hiking, this easy-going, 1.1-mile loop in Valley of Fire State Park winds through a slot canyon and passes colorful sandstone formations. From the trailhead, follow the well-marked trail south between massive rocks and descend a set of sand-covered steps to the bottom of a wash.
After 0.3 mile, pass the old movie set for The Professionals and bear right into a wash bordered by The Narrows, a short slot canyon with towering rock walls. Squeeze through the slot, then turn right at the marked trail junction on the other side. Head north for 0.4 mile (past more rock formations and seasonal wildflowers) to the park road and turn right for the 0.1-mile stretch back to the trailhead.
Info: Valley of Fire State Park
-Mapped by Chelise Simmons

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 1.7

Waypoints

WDS001

Location: 36.485862, -114.533002

Hike south on the sandy trail that leaves from the parking lot. Ahead, descend rock steps to the bottom of the canyon.

WDS002

Location: 36.481804, -114.533157

At the abandoned movie set, descend into the wash and veer west.

WRS003

Location: 36.481372, -114.534209

Maneuver through "The Narrows," a slot canyon. Past the canyon, turn right at the trail sign, heading north on packed sand trail.

WRD004

Location: 36.483934, -114.535099

Stop for views of seasonal wildflowers that bloom below the rock formations. Continue north.

WDS005

Location: 36.487471, -114.534729

At mile 0.8, the trail winds northeast toward the road.

WDS006

Location: 36.488053, -114.533383

The trail meets the road at mile 0.9, turn right and head south back to the trailhead.

Cholla Cactus

Location: 36.486902, -114.534804

Rock formation at the trailhead

Location: 36.485858, -114.532884

View near the trailhead

Location: 36.484517, -114.532862

Movie Set

Location: 36.481808, -114.533098

The trail passes a movie set used in The Professionals.

View of Slot Canyon

Location: 36.481368, -114.534123

Slot Canyon

Location: 36.481381, -114.534472

Striped Rocks

Location: 36.482351, -114.534799

April Wildflowers

Location: 36.483939, -114.535008

Natural Arch

Location: 36.486039, -114.53511

Rock Formations

Location: 36.48776, -114.533281