Valley of Fire Elopement Locations

Valley of Fire Elopement Locations

Hoooo boy! Buckle up for my Valley of Fire elopement locations guide, desert lovers and destination elopers! A land of red dust awaits you in the Valley of Fire. Words truly can’t describe this state park’s boundless beauty and epic landscape. You will feel like you are walking on Mars. Both in terms of the bright orange rocks that make up the dramatic scenery, and the scorching heat. And the Mars scenes from Total Recall were filmed here, as well as an iconic scene in Star Trek.  There are great ways of avoiding the 100+ summer temperatures and making this your incredible desert elopement location. Keep reading to get inspiration on how and where to have your elopement at Valley of Fire!

Here is my map of Valley of Fire elopement locations:

This map is like a virtual tour of Valley of Fire and the surrounding highlights with color photos I’ve taken of each place. So you can see all the great spots without leaving your living room. If you’re planning from afar, this is a visual key to picking out the elopement spot that works for you. Details like what seasons and time of day are best for each location are included. It will help you plan your activities, accommodations, and your day’s itinerary. Lastly, it’s easy to have a great backup location picked out with this map in front of you. Having that Plan B in your back pocket will keep your planning stress-free!

Get the map & start planning your Valley of Fire Elopement Photography with me!

Valley of Fire Elopement Photos

Chais & Spencer trusted me when I said “You have to go to Valley of Fire.” This being so close to their Las Vegas home, it’s just about as scenic as it gets. The desert rocks surrounded them as they romanced and danced in the sand. Check out their romantic elopement at valley of fire!

Valley of Fire Elopements

Valley of Fire is a Nevada State Park, about 50 miles northwest of Las Vegas at the tip of Lake Mead. The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle, and it has two campgrounds with showers. These are clutch for those who wish to stay in the park which I highly recommend! It’s so peaceful to wake up to the birdsong in the canyons. Camping out also allows you to appreciate the cool temperatures in the early morning and the stars in the evening. An early morning or sunrise elopement here would be out of this world in any part of this park. Petroglyphs from ancestral Puebloans or Anasazi peoples are visible throughout if you know where to look. You can also spot herds of bighorn sheep climbing the rocks in front of the crisp mountains in the background.

Fire Wave at Valley Of Fire

The park is probably best known for Fire Wave, a red and white layered rock formation with a spiral twist. Fire Wave would make an amazing photo location after an intimate wedding at Valley of Fire. Different times of day look vastly different here, as the changing light casts shadows and brings out the red and pink hues of the rock and sand you’re walking on. I also saw (See also: screeched and pulled over almost recklessly to observe) a Gambel’s Quail, and I pulled some fishing wire out of a lizard’s mouth after a 30-minute game of cat-and-mouse with the elusive lizard. No photos of that, but I hear from my husband that it was pretty funny to watch! Look at this MAGIC! 

The Best Hike in Valley of Fire

The White Domes hike is perhaps my favorite hike on this continent, right up there with Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain NP and the Queens’ Garden trail in Bryce Canyon NP. Located at the northernmost point of the park, the loop trail is actually one of the least visited parts of the park WHICH MAKES NO SENSE. IT IS INCREDIBLE. I did this hike twice during my last visit… on the same day… at sunrise and sunset – and would have gone back the next day if I’d had more time! Both early and late hours of the day provide some shade here and there, and a gorgeous slot canyon right in the middle is the perfect spot to rest. If you’re craving adventurous elopement photos, this is the best location ever!

Colors & Wildlife

I also found what I thought was a Gila monster wedged between some rocks. I thought my life was made and I could never top that moment.. until several hours later when I learned it was a Chuckwalla (sorry Chuckwalla fans). The colors of this canyon are insane. Vaulted white domes and orange, pink, red, and brown rocks paired with plenty of ground vegetation in the spring give it a rainbow of color. We are DEFINITELY stopping here for photos after the ceremony! I’m the Valley of Fire elopement locations guide, and this is not negotiable. Don’t even ask. 

Valley of Fire Elopement Photography Packages

I offer both Valley of fire elopement photography packages, or All inclusive elopements for a one stop shop option. There are no travel fees, download fees, watermarks or other hidden fees.

2 Day elopements in Valley of Fire – $9900

1.5 Days of elopement photography – $7900

1 Full day adventure elopement in Valley of Fire – $6900

Up to 4 hours elopement in Valley of Fire – $4900

Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters area has several picnic shelters that provide some much needed shade, and this is one of the 4 places within Valley of Fire that you can have your elopement ceremony. The “Sisters” are a group of seven large, freestanding orange rocks, with texture for DAYS. I love that this area has the steep and desolate mountains in the background, and plenty of places to explore. While this is a popular picnicking spot, there is ample opportunity to get away from the crowded areas by walking around and between the rock formations. I love the rich color of this spot for a daytime elopement in Valley of Fire. 

The Cabins at Valley of Fire

You can also elope at a small group of stone houses set directly into the red rock background at a secluded picnic area. The shade of the dwellings and privacy of this hidden spot makes this a great spot to elope in Valley of Fire. The surrounding canyons are fun to explore and there’s a sandy wash just a stone’s throw away that would make for an amazing intimate ceremony. 

Valley of Fire Visitors Center & Rainbow Vista

You can also elope near the Visitor’s center, and most folks who stop there only venture inside, so it’s actually less crowded than you’d expect. Fun rocky towers and mountain views are just behind the building. I’ve also heard it’s the best place to start a Gila monster search. Rainbow Vista is the best spot for offroad couples who want to have an adventure elopement in Valley of Fire. This spot has miles of colorful rock as far as the eye can see.. Imagine starting at dawn, hand in hand with your partner and sandwiched between the deep red rock. Taking in the first light together before your intimate elopement ceremony at Rainbow Vista. I cannot think of a more incredible location to plan your desert elopement, and YOU are the special sauce; the missing ingredient!

More Valley of Fire Locations Just for Photos

The are tons of amazing spots for elopement photos in Valley of Fire, including the Beehives and the Pink Canyon. It is truly a park you have to see for yourself – hopefully hand in hand with your person. Is there anything more romantic than sharing a new adventure together? 

Elopement Locations outside the park

Lastly, I know of a hot spring oasis and another red sandstone area just outside the park. Both would also make an incredible location for your elopement ceremony. There are just so many options – and why you need my Valley of Fire elopement guide! 

Great elopement photography in Valley of fire

The value of candid, fun, and storytelling images could not be overstated. Elopement Photography is the take-home. Besides your memories, it will be the only thing you have to keep, and it will be how you share the story of your intimate wedding with your loved ones who couldn’t be there. My bold and colorful style shows how amazing and vibrant the scene really looked. So check out my custom map of Valley of Fire elopement locations, and get in touch right away to secure your elopement date. I will help with all the details of planning and coordinating to obtain the right permits from the park, and guide you to the parts of the park that would suit your dream destination elopement ideas!  

About your Valley of Fire Photographer

I’m a nomadic and colorful elopement photographer with an obsession for mountains, hiking, and my cats. My photography style emphasizes the epic landscape of your dreams and the authentic moments that make you two.. well, you two! I love my job and my nature-loving clients. Valley of Fire is the most beautiful desert state park in the country. Maybe I’ll see you there!

I offer full day, 1.5 day and 2 day elopement photography in National Parks and the wild lands outside of them. See my pricing and package details here. I would love to chat with you and help see if an elopement with me is what you’ve been dreaming of. Get in touch below!

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