Outdoor Activities



Located 4 miles southeast of Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Park Area allows a great deal of relaxation and fun year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it's twice the size of Rhode Island and is America's largest man-made reservoir....  Read More

Mount Charleston


The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Better known to locals as Mount Charleston, it is located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and encompasses more than 316,000 acres of...  Read More

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Part of the Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon is an easy escape from the fast pace of the Glitter City, located just 17 miles from downtown Vegas. The area showcases spectacular scenery, complete with rugged red rock formations, desert vegetation,...  Read More

Valley of Fire State Park
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This grand geological park, located 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, is Nevada's oldest state park. Its brilliantly colored sandstone formations were generated from 150 million years of weathering in the Mojave Desert. In fact, the park's name...  Read More

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
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Many people don't think of Las Vegas as a premier skiing and snowboarding destination, but--surprise!--this resort located just a short distance outside of the city offers visitors the chance to partake in their favorite winter sports, including...  Read More

Northwest Las Vegas
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada


Amid the modern amenities of the Strip, it's easy to lose sight of the Western town that Vegas once was. On 115-acre Bonnie Springs Ranch, though, the Old West is still alive and kicking. Old Nevada is a replica of an 1880s mining town, complete...  Read More



The 680-acre Floyd Lamb Park offers a great respite from desert barrenness with several lakes that support a wealth of plant life. In turn, local flora provide habitats for a wide range of critters. Paths and picnic tables make the park an...  Read More

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Photo courtesy of Amy Sprunger


Comprised of four separate but adjoining preserves, this wildlife refuge located about 20 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas sprawls over 1.6 million of acres. The largest parcel of the grand complex, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, is also...  Read More