The Enrapturing White Dome Rock Formations
In a region predominantly swathed by red sandstone, the towering White Domes rises like the proverbial phoenix in the Fire State Park of Nevada. There is a trail leading to this conspicuous natural formation, known as the White Domes trail. The extent of the trail comprises a solid 1.2 miles hike to the dome shaped rock formations and has become a popular trail among hikers and campers. Erosion of the rock facade over the years has led to the formation of riveting patterns and natural sculptures, which overlook the trail. The acrylic fridge magnet depicts a spectacular image of the White Dome Rock formations as they arise amidst the red sandstone landscape, making it a coveted holiday souvenir.
Location of White Domes and How to Get There
The White Domes Trail is the pride and joy of Nevada's Fire State Park. There are several ways to reach the trail, depending on your route and direction. From the south-east, one can reach the trail via Interstate 115. If traveling from the north, diverge at exit 93 and continue along N Moapa Valley Boulevard, via route 169. There is a pay station approximately 2 miles from the Valley and is located on the east of the park. A paid permit is required for a one day stay in the park. The White Domes Trailhead is located five miles north of the park's Visitor Center.
Embarking On the White Domes Trail
The trail begins at the White Domes parking lot and is comprised of a well-designated route with directions and markings. One needs to travel an uphill incline towards the south and continue down a steep canyon where an old movie set is located. At this juncture you need to proceed down into a wash and turn right, while following the stream into a small slot canyon. From here you need to follow the trail, which takes a right and continues north all the way up to the fabled white domes.