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Why is Spring the Perfect Time to Visit the Valley of Fire

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Mar 22, 2016 6:30:00 PM

There are few places with more unique natural features than Nevada's Valley of Fire. Nevada's oldest state park is a true national treasure, filled with amazing landscapes, rock formations and petroglyphs left by the native Anasazi.

Even if you've never been to the Valley of Fire personally, you've probably seen it. The Valley has been used in dozens of TV and film productions, most notably Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas," Burt Lancaster's "The Professionals," and Michael Bay's "Transformers," as well as "Airwolf," "Star Trek Generations," and the original "Total Recall." It's an iconic location, and one of the most striking natural features in the United States.

If you're planning a trip to the Las Vegas area this Spring, it's the perfect time to visit. The Valley of Fire is only a short flight away.

Valley Of Fire in the Spring is a True National Treasure

Valley of Fire

Spring is one of the most popular times to visit the Valley of Fire largely due to the nice temperature. Nevada has mild temperatures during winter and early spring before the summer heat kicks in. March temperatures average in the upper 60s. April averages hover around 75.

That's perfect for hiking around the many trails, and investigating the ruins and petroglyphs left by the Anasazi. You might even stumble upon still-standing sets from "The Professionals."

Additionally, the Valley of Fire often experiences a bloom in the spring, and this year it's great. Much like the current Death Valley bloom, the Valley of Fire is carpeted with flowers in many locations throughout the state park. Thanks to the milder temperatures, there are also excellent opportunities to see the local wildlife, which becomes increasingly nocturnal as the temperature rises.

 

Watch Death Valley burst into a bloom of wildflowers.

Posted by Mashable Science on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

You might even get to see the rare and endangered desert tortoise. The beautiful reptiles, beloved in Nevada and California, typically live well over 50 years.

See the Valley Of Fire in Style With Maverick

Valley of Fire Tour

Las Vegas’ premier helicopter tour company, Maverick Helicopters, offers year-round tours to the Grand Canyon, during which you can also see the Valley of Fire, allowing you to view the full majesty of this amazing landscape from the comfort and grace of a helicopter. You'll have amazing views from the air. 

Maverick has the safest aviation record of any tourist flight service in the world and is ready to make your dreams a reality. Contact Maverick today to discuss flights and group rate discounts!

Don't forget to pick up our free e-book, 5 Las Vegas Hacks, full of great tips to enhance your Vegas vacation experience.

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