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  • Red Rock National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock National Conservation Area offers enticements of a different nature. This Bureau of Land Management site has a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnicking, nature observing and a visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits. 17 miles (27 km) from Las Vegas

  • Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Visit one of the seven wonders of the natural world at Grand Canyon National Park. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1.6 km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size. The South Rim is open year round. The North Rim is usually closed in winter. 276 miles (444 km) from Las Vegas

  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Escape the Vegas heat at Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. This U.S. Forest Service site, contains the impressive 11,918-foot-high Charleston Peak It offers camping, picnicking and hiking in warmer months, and skiing, snowboarding and tubing in winter. The recreation area encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity. 34 miles (54 km) from Las Vegas

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

At over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history. 270 miles (434 km) from Las Vegas

  • Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area’s 48,438 acres vary from lowland dry lake beds to volcanic rock peaks, reaching more than 5,000 feet. The centerpiece of the area is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, one of the most significant cultural resources in Southern Nevada. Visitors to this Bureau of Land Management site enjoy hiking and cycling and horseback riding. 23 miles (37 km) from Las Vegas

  • Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site

One camp, 10,000 lives; one camp, 10,000 stories. In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II.
242 miles (389 km) from Las Vegas

  • Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Encompassing six major mountain ranges and seven distinct life zones, Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres, the park boasts more than 500 plant species and 320 bird species as it transitions from the Mojave to the Great Basin Desert. The refuge, managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was established for the desert bighorn sheep. The Corn Creek Visitor Center is a good starting point for your visit. 30 miles (48 km) from Las Vegas

  • Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park

In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery. 296 miles (476 km) from Las Vegas

  • Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park

Red sandstone formed from ancient sand dunes electrifies the desert at Valley of Fire. Popular for hiking, camping, picnicking and scenic driving, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park is one of the most photogenic destinations in the Southwest. 52 miles (83 km) from Las Vegas

  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge is one of the world's largest known natural bridges. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 85,000 people from around the world who visit it each year. 273 miles (439 km) from Las Vegas, + a boat ride or hike

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