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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Type: Countryside, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Farms / Ranches, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Relaxing, Romantic
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a small oasis in the dry Mojave Desert. It's just a short drive down the road from Red Rock Canyon and is about 40 minutes from the Strip. The grounds are dotted... Read More
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a small oasis in the dry Mojave Desert. It's just a short drive down the road from Red Rock Canyon and is about 40 minutes from the Strip. The grounds are dotted with historic buildings, some dating to the 1860s. Grassy meadows, trees from a former orchard, and hiking trails surround the main ranch house. Picnic areas offer visitors a place to enjoy lunch, and in summer there are outdoor plays in the evenings in one of the meadows. The dramatic Wilson Cliffs offer a backdrop of vertical sandstone that will have you snapping away with your camera. A red one-story ranch house is the centerpiece of the park, and it has a fascinating history that includes Howard Hughes. The interior has been preserved and acts as a visitor center. Guided tours are available, and docents are on hand to answer questions.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
Entry Per Vehicle $10
- Romantic Things to Do: "Spring Mountain Ranch is one of the few areas in the Red Rock Canyon area that has picnic areas, complete with tables and grills. If you'd like to have a picnic at Red Rock, this is the best place to do it."
- Parks: "The small town of Blue Diamond is few miles down the road from Spring Mountain Ranch, and it recently opened a new cafe, Cottonwood Station, where you can stop for coffee, a drink or a meal."