Things To Do in Nevada

Nevada Spotlights

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National ParkLocated in east central Nevada just west of the Nevada/Utah border. There is no entrance fee to the park but there is a fee for tours of Lehman Caves. This area has some of the darkest night skies left in the United States. With the naked eye on a clear moonless night, you can see 5 planets, star clusters, meteors, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Milky Way. Other activities in the park include camping, biking, fishing, picnicking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, climbing and horseback riding. Great Basin is home to 5,000 year old bristlecone pine tree and singleleaf pinyon that produce pine nuts in the Fall.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock CanyonLocated 17 miles west of Las Vegas. This national conservation area offers a 13-mile scenic drive and more than 30 miles of hiking trails. Other activities include picnicking, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain and road biking, and camping. The geologic features and plants and animals represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert.