NileGuide Expert Says:
Bring your camera to this green oasis hidden just outside Red Rock Canyon. Great place for history buffs & those who like to find places off the beaten path.
6375 Highway 159
Las Vegas, NV 89124
The Spring Mountain Ranch was once a working ranch, and cattle still linger in a few of the meadows. Behind the ranch stand the majestic Wilson Cliffs, vertical sandstone walls of red, white, and pink. Several of the ranch's original buildings are still intact, and tours are available of the main ranch house. Prior owners of the property include Howard Hughes and Vera Crupp. The ranch was saved from developers when the State of Nevada purchased it in the late 1960s, and today it's home to an annual Civil War reenactment, the outdoor productions of Super Summer Theater, and several living history programs. The large meadows make a perfect place for a picnic, and it's the only place around Red Rock Canyon where you can picnic in a grassy meadow.