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Las Vegas Adventures: Hike, Bike, and Canoe

Las Vegas Adventures: Hike, Bike, and Canoe January 23, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Las Vegas may be considered a place for having fun inside, but visitors are starting to discover the wealth of active adventures around the city. In the rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert surrounding Las Vegas, you’ll find an array of hiking, biking, and canoeing opportunities. Hiking Want to...

Desert Wildflower Season

Desert Wildflower Season April 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Some people think of the desert around Las Vegas as a dry, drab place, but when it’s in bloom, it’s full of colorful surprises. If you’re driving to Las Vegas at this time of year, be on the lookout for desert wildflowers. During spring, the desert starts to show its colors. Take a...

Las Vegas and the Great Outdoors

Las Vegas and the Great Outdoors February 19, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
One of the best things about Las Vegas is its location–right smack in the middle of some of the United State’s most dramatic and remote landscapes. You have to go to Alaska to find a larger wildlife refuge than the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, for instance, and it’s about an hour’s...

Beautiful Vegas History: Spring Mountain Ranch

Beautiful Vegas History: Spring Mountain Ranch September 29, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you were a horse thief in the 1830s, you probably wanted to avoid the Old Spanish Trail, the popular route through the American Southwest. Like outlaws everywhere, you wanted to stay off the main roads. But even thieves need water, especially in the middle of the desert. The springs around the current...

The New Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

The New Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center September 23, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The new Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center opened in April of this year. It replaced the old center, which was built in 1982 when only 20,000 people visited Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area annually. Today, about a million people a year see the sandstone cliffs and hidden springs of Red Rock. As...

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: Red Rock Resort

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: Red Rock Resort August 20, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Beyond the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll find suburbs full of cookie-cutter stucco homes, wide streets that invite speeding, and a bunch of neighborhood casinos. Places like the Red Rock Resort—the subject of today’s Photo Friday shot—offer residents and visitors all the amenities of a Strip hotel,...

Hiking in Red Rock Canyon

Hiking in Red Rock Canyon April 17, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Along the Pine Creek Trail In about six more weeks, temperatures in Las Vegas will be in the mid-90s (35 C). Right now, highs are in the 80s. Visitors who like the outdoors can find plenty of afternoon jaunts to take them away from the slot machines. This is a great time to enjoy the pleasant weather,...

Spring in Las Vegas: Time to Explore

Spring in Las Vegas: Time to Explore March 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
April and May offer great weather for exploring the desert around Las Vegas, before the heat of summer arrives. The Grand Canyon and Death Valley are only a half-day’s drive away, and closer to Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead are just two outdoor options for visitors. Red Rock Canyon National...
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