So are you ready to be on a trip that lets you explore something different than usual???
Then no need to be worried at all, because the majority of tourists in Las Vegas love to venture on the top 10 destinations around Las Vegas and they don’t even prefer to visit Strip again.
Let me take you on a voyage to help you unleash the beauty of Las Vegas destinations which are not even in Vegas.
1. Valley of Fire State Park
How about accessing Nevada’s oldest state park, which is about an hour away from the northeast of the Vegas Strip?
Nope, it isn’t, because after catching a glimpse of the ochre-red Aztec sandstone outcroppings that characterize the 40,000 acres, there’s no surprise how the place got its name.
You may find the rocks here are only one of many attractions, and around it is circa-1935 open space, covered with trees and petroglyphs that are believed to be around 2,000 years old.
2. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Get set ready to enjoy the rock-climbing, mountain-biking, hiking, pictograph-hunting, botany-identifying, wildlife-watching and bouldering at Red Rock Canyon.
It is an expansive Bureau of Land Management-owned parcel due west of Las Vegas, near Summerlin. Here visitors get to access most trailheads off the 13-mile scenic driving loop, which lets you visit the informative visitor center in the first few miles.
Also, there is a limited number of campsites are available too and don’t forget to enjoy the Cowboy Trail Rides, that can be experienced just outside the park and end up inside the park on a vista, looking east.
For any type of age group, the rides are perfect.
3. Seven Magic Mountains
The seven rock towers comprise the Seven Magic Mountains installation in the Mojave Desert, which is a quick 15 minutes away south of Las Vegas and rise from the drab landscape like rainbow-colored totems.
This very part of Las Vegas is the vision of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, who has brought the creative impression of the human experience in the desert.
Within this, each tower has locally-sourced boulders, and each stands more than 30 feet tall. You can view them from the I-15 Interstate, and reaching them is a little trickier but full of adventurous.
4. A Mysterious Ghost Town
OOOHHH scary, no am not referring to spooktober Halloween month, but this place Nipton — population 16 is not the ordinary ghost town.
So basically this town is covered by the major industries of mining and ranching, which got pulled out years ago. And, you may find the remains of the ramshackle buildings from more vibrant times.
Eslinger runs the Nipton Trading Post, the only store in town. There is also a Hotel Nipton and its eco-cabins, the only accommodations for non-residents. However, this entire town was purchased in early August by American Green Inc., a marijuana-focused technology and growing firm that plans to turn it into a “cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.
5. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
Tule (pronounced too-lee) and lets you get overtly mesmerized by seeing the past as present at this site, which in 2014 became a National Park Service site.
Currently, it is located 30 minutes northwest of Las Vegas, and the area is teeming with fossils that date back all the way to the Ice Age — mammoths, lions and camels, to name a few.
Another side of the fame this place has received is the story of Pleistocene paleontology, which was the first site where scientists first applied radiocarbon dating in the United States.
You can roam around the site, and get to meet the nonprofit Protectors of Tule Springs, who would explain to you every bit of this site’s story.
6. Hoover Dam
Mentioning Las Vegas without the Hoover Dam is impossible and it is very famous not just for its beauty but for another reason as well that suggests that every casino here gets the power from the dam.
The dam, is located around 30 minutes southeast of Las Vegas, spans the Black Canyon of the Colorado River and forms the southern terminus of Lake Mead.
Technically, it’s also called an arch-gravity dam, meaning that it’s curved in such a way that water pressing on it makes it stronger. You can take the tour of this place at the cost of $30 only.
7. Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Ever thought of seeing snow in the Las Vegas Valley?
Then you must visit the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, which is about an hour north of downtown.
Locals know this place as Mount Charleston, and temperatures in the park usually run about 20 degrees cooler than on the Valley floor.
You must visit this place during summer, which brings the escape from the 115-degree heat, and during the winter, it turns out to be snow-covered peaks and supports the ski resort.
Also, you can find the Spring Mountains ecosystem, which is famous for bristlecone pines, among the oldest life forms on Earth.
8. River Mountains Loop Trail
The most scenic beauty of the town is situated in the 34-mile River Mountains Loop Trail, this River Mountains is Iocated around 45 minutes southeast of the Strip, and that connects the Boulder City, Henderson and the wilderness along with.
The most adventurous portion of the trail is between Lake Las Vegas and Henderson, which is located between three successive hills, each taller and more challenging than the last. Locals call these rises the “Three Sisters.”
9. Lake Las Vegas
This very lake is surrounded by resorts and pricey homes from celebrities like Celine Dion. This lake has the area of the 320-acre and is situated about 40 minutes southeast of the Strip.
Eventually, it is a recreation hotspot, where you can enjoy renting kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and rowboats. Also, you can enjoy golf.
10. Lake Mead National Recreation Area
It isn’t a lake at all, but spread across 112 miles long and is more than 530 feet deep, it’s the largest reservoir in the United States. It is made out of the Colorado River by the Hoover Dam. This very “lake” is about 45 minutes southeast of Sin City and gives the drinking and irrigation water to residents of three states: Arizona, Nevada, and California.
You may find the mesmerizing source of recreation; sailing, jet skiing, boating, sportfishing –and every other water sport, which is liked by the locals and visitors.
This very list brings out a very different but engaging aspect of Las Vegas and can even let you experience the other frolic side of the sin city, which is not possible to be seen elsewhere.
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