Elephant Rock (Valley of Fire State Park)

Valley of Fire - Elephant Rock


Elephant Rock at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is one of the finest examples of a natural arch. Located  just a short distance from the parking area of the east entrance, it is fairly accessible to anyone with the ability to walk. 

The Arch was formed over many thousands of years by strong desert winds and rain washing away the sandstone. Eventually the arch will collapse, but until that time we have it’s beauty to enjoy.


Valley of Fire - Elephant Rock

Valley of Fire – Elephant Rock


About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.