Pink Canyon This is a must do for anyone visting Las Vegas. The Valley of Fire is only a 1 hour drive from the strip! I've done the Grand Canyon. I was up at about 4 AM, ready to make the drive to Valley of Fire, with the intention of photographing Pink Canyon until direct sunlight became. Pastel Canyon is a narrow section of Kaolin Wash in Valley of Fire State Park, viewable on a 2 mile loop hike also visting other photogenic sites including Crazy.