Silica Dome Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Feb 20, 2018 7:27 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2018

Short and sweet  Sucess!

What a fun scramble up to the top! The graffiti detracts from the wilderness feeling, but views down to Fire Canyon really are something. Felt bad at accidentally knocking a piece of sandstone off the "waves" you climb near the summit, but I imagine much of it has met the same fate over years of heavy use. :/


gimpilator - Dec 20, 2016 11:35 am Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2016

28 Peaks in 15 Days  Sucess!

Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Orocopia, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.

Click here to see the trip report with photos.


RoryKuykendall - Aug 31, 2016 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2015

Great East Scramble  Sucess!

Great easy scramble. Little peak with big views.


alpinedon - Jun 9, 2015 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Short & Sweet & Hot  Sucess!

Swung by Valley of Fire State Park on the way home from Las Vegas to St. George. It was in the mid- to high-nineties when I arrived so I was only able to scramble up this dome before leaving but it was fun and beautiful. Can't wait to go back.


jtellis - Sep 9, 2013 2:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

Short, pleasant hike  Sucess!

In October 2012, while the Fire Canyon Road was closed for repairs, I attempted a "cross-country" hike up to Silica Dome from Mouse Tank, I believe. While short as the bird flies, it ended up being several hours of up-and-down through endless ravines. I got close, but the day was hotter than expected, and water started to get short, so I wisely bailed since no one would have ever found me if I'd had any trouble. I returned nearly a year later -- the road is open, and my wife was with me, and we took a nice short walk out on a hot and (surprisingly) humid morning.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 15, 2013 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2012

Regular way  Sucess!

Just drove to road's end and then did the hike up on Easter Sunday. Nice colors and views.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Mar 20, 2012 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2012

Silica Sublime  Sucess!

A pleasant, quick climb to a brilliant array of geology. Thanks for showing me this.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 29, 2011 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Silica Dome  Sucess!

A short climb. I enjoyed seeing where the red and white/yellow rock meet each other. You get a great view of this from the top.


Vasler - Jan 12, 2011 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

Silica  Sucess!

Easy hike when done the most common way from the dirt lot lookout, but for the little effort you get an eyeful of Fire Canyon. I spent almost an hour relaxing up there the first time.


calipidder - Jun 22, 2010 11:49 am Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2006

Big horns!  Sucess!

Walked up the dome for a different perspective and sat for an hour watching a few bighorns that weren't visible from the parking area.


VermontMike - May 19, 2009 12:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2008

All alone!  Sucess!

The views are great from atop Silica. Can't say enough about VOF . . . great camping, hiking, bouldering, everything. Lost myself hiking various canyons for a few hours one day. Really tranquil.


mountaingazelle - Jan 25, 2009 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2009

Silica Dome  Sucess!

Went up Silica Dome during my first trip to Valley of Fire. Also did several hikes while I was there. Had a great view from the summit as a storm was moving through and clouds filled the valley.


mtnhiker13 - Jul 27, 2007 8:17 pm

on a quick trip to Vegas  Sucess!

Climbed around Valley of Fire on a quick weekend trip to Vegas! Loved this area. The rock and colors were great. Awesome pictures.


Kruck - Feb 13, 2007 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2004

Free for all  Sucess!

Love the feel of the park. Pick a direction and start moving.


cp0915 - Dec 27, 2006 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2006

North Slope  Sucess!

Nice views from the top.


redsplashman23 - Dec 16, 2006 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2006

Silica Dome  Sucess!

Hiked and scrambled from the visitor center.

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