Arch Rock is located in Valley of Fire State Park, which is in southeastern Nevada about 50 miles from Las Vegas. It is easily seen from near the paved road but can also be part of a nice 2 mile loop walk that takes you to other nice sights such as Piano Rock.

Arch Rock is not a big arch – about 12 feet by 8 feet, but the rock is an interesting color and its shape is neat. You may need to approach it a bit as it is hidden somewhat depending on your angle of view. The arch is delicate, however, and it is illegal to climb.

Arch Rock, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire gets its name because of the bright red sandstone located there, but also because it gets really hot in the summer – temperatures can go above 100° Fahrenheit.

Read all about Valley of Fire State Park here.

Nevada isn’t just for gambling or those hunting for Area 51. See some more natural areas worth visiting here.

Read descriptions of other arches I have visited here.

The United States is blessed with an abundance of scenic areas to experience. For a list by of great places to visit by state, with useful advice, go here.


IT pro by day, avid traveler and photographer by night.

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