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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Type: Countryside, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Farms / Ranches, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Relaxing, Romantic
Located just down the road from Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area on Highway 159, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a small oasis in the dry Mojave Desert. Natural springs have attracted... Read More
Located just down the road from Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area on Highway 159, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a small oasis in the dry Mojave Desert. Natural springs have attracted people from the early Native Americans through more modern times, when pioneers and ranchers settled here. Historic buildings, some dating to the 1860s, are located throughout the ranch's acreage. Grassy meadows, trees from a former orchard, and hiking trails surround the main ranch house. Picnic areas offer visitors a place to enjoy lunch. The dramatic Wilson Cliffs offer a backdrop of vertical sandstone. A red one-story ranch house is the centerpiece of the park, and it has a history of famous owners, including Howard Hughes and Vera Krupp. The interior has been preserved, and also acts as a visitor center. Guided tours are available, and docents are on hand to answer questions.
- Daily 8am-Sunset
- Contact for Specific Dates and Times
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
Entry Per Vehicle $10
- 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."
- Romantic Things to Do: "Spring Mountain Ranch is just down the highway from the majestic Red Rock Canyon, where you can do some additional sight-seeing. A 13-mile scenic loop lets you see the area from your car, or you can take one of many hikes."