Our little family spent a few days at Valley of Fires where we were pleasantly surprised to find the views from every campsite are absolutely breathtaking!
Over the week, we made several walks along the interpretive trail where you can really get a close up of the lava flows...
After cooling down a few thousand years ago, tons of plants and critters have made their home among the malpais.
Along the trail we met a couple of friends! A collared lizard and a horned lizard!
The four winds make Valley of Fires a bird and a birders playground. Birds are constantly soaring above the beautiful landscape riding the waves of the wind.
If you're at the main viewpoint just beyond the parking area, you're sure to find a couple of swallows who've made their home under the protection of the roof!
Many birds find their way to the plethora of cacti within the lava fields, some taking a moment to bask among the rocks. While others spend the afternoon enjoying the airspace!
The sights along the interpretive trail are fantastic!
You can't really top a sunset like this every night!