Bowl of Fire Trail is a hiking trail in Clark County, Nevada. It is within Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It is 7.8 miles long and begins at 2,373 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,379 feet. Bowl of Fire Trailhead and another parking are near the trailhead. The Bowl of Fire attraction can be seen along the trail.
Bowl of Fire Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Who says all the beautiful red sandstone is at Red Rock Canyon? The Bowl of Fire trail takes you from a seemingly ordinary wash to unusual red Aztec sandstone formations. The area didn’t get its name by being mundane; this area is truly one of the most gorgeous spots in the Lake Mead region. Lake Mead can get quite warm, so venture out only when the temperatures are practical for hiking. On a rare occasion you may find water in sandstone depressions called tinajas, but do not count on it for your drinking water. Dogs will enjoy the change from sauntering up a wash to the treat of a little scramble at the end of the hike. If your dog has sensitive paws, you may want to take a pair of dog booties with you on this hike. The sandstone formations have a texture similar to sandpaper, and may wear down the nails and pads of your dog—more so than other hikes described in this book. Under foot and paw: Gravel, dirt, and rocks."
--Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
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