The Best Outdoor Activities in Nevada
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Hike to Goldstrike Hot Springs
Nevada / Gold Strike Hot Springs Trailhead
The first mile is flat and deceivingly easy as you walk under a highway bridge and in between looming canyon walls. But don't get too comfortable -- at around the 1.
Explore The Fire Wave
Nevada / The Fire Wave
Once a secret unmarked location The Fire Wave has quickly become a huge draw for park visitors in The Valley of Fire.
Exploring Nevada's Pastel Canyon
Nevada / Pastel Canyon
Pastel Canyon or Pink Canyon is part of wash no.
Hike Red Rock's Ice Box Canyon
Nevada / Ice Box Canyon Trailhead
Red Rock Canyon is about 30-45 minutes outside of Las Vegas and is the perfect little get away from the noise of Sin City; however, it will still be slightly infested with tourists.
Explore Elephant Rock, NV
Nevada / Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock is a beautiful red sandstone arch right at the West Entrance of Nevada's first state park, The Valley of Fire. Elephant Rock is easy to find. From I-15 take exit 75 and travel west.
Photographing Rainbow Vista
Nevada / Rainbow Vista Trail
Rainbow Vista is located in the heart of Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park and only a short drive, north on I-15 out of Las Vegas.
Summit Mt. Charleston
Nevada / North Loop/Trail Canyon Trail
Escape the heat and ditch the bright lights of Las Vegas and hike to the summit of Mt. Charleston.
Hike Calico Tanks at Red Rock Canyon
Nevada / Calico Tanks Trailhead
Enjoy a easy scenic hike in this beautiful Nevada desert hike. Great for beginners who are willing to climb a little.
Camp at Wheeler Peak Campground in Great Basin NP
Nevada / Wheeler Peak Campground
Located on the Nevada/Utah border about 4 hours from Salt Lake City, it's a hidden gem! Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest mountain at just over 13000ft and provides the backbone of the park.
Hike the Pinnacle Loop in the Valley of Fire
Nevada / Pinnacle Loop Trailhead
Pinnacle Loop is an unmaintained poorly marked trail leading to a cluster of sandstone towers, hidden close to some of the more popular areas of the Valley of Fire like Atlatl Rock and a campground.
Exploring Cathedral Gorge SP
Nevada / Cathedral Gorge SP Campground
Cathedral Gorge seems like a hidden gem. There aren't many people who visit so if you go, you should have plenty of room to do as you wish.
Trail Running in Red Rocks Nevada
Nevada / White Rock Trailhead
Red Rocks's Nevada (officially Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area) has long been one of our favorite climbing destinations.
Hike the White Domes Trail in Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada / White Dome Trail Parking Lot
The White Domes Loop Trail is at the end of Mouse's Tank Road. Travel north from the visitor center until you get to the White Domes Parking Lot.
Explore Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens
Nevada / Ward Charcoal Ovens
The Ward Charcoal Ovens are a unique photo location with some of the darkest night skies in the country.
Hiking Charlie's Spring in The Valley of Fire
Nevada / Charlie Spring
Charlie's Spring is a small oasis in the Valley of Fire State Park just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The unmarked trail is flat and follows a wash for 2.
Bike the Cowboy Trails Near Red Rocks Canyon
Nevada / Fossil Ridge Rd, NV
The Cowboy Trails offer a perfect break from climbing in Red Rock Canyon or a night on the Town in Las Vegas. You will need to be as tough as a cowboy (or cowgirl) to ride these trails.
Camp at Arch Rock Campground in Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada / Arch Rock Campground
Arch Rock Campground is first come first serve campground in Valley of Fire State Park. It is the more "primitive" of the two campsites in the park.
Summit Wheeler Peak
Nevada / Upper Lehman Creek Trailhead
Not a feat for the faint of heart. You have to want this one. Especially if you are dealing with intermittent patches of snow.
Rock Climb the Black Corridor
Nevada / Red Rocks
This is a popular area for beginners and intermediate rope climbers. The corridor is sheltered from the wind, which makes it climbable year-round (but bring a light jacket!).
Camp at Angel Lake in the Ruby Mountains
Nevada / Angel Lake Campground
Angel Lake is a gem of a campground located just south of Wells, Nevada. Most people drive right by on I-80 on their way through but its definitely worth stopping for.
Visit the Shoe Tree of Middlegate
Nevada / The Shoe Tree of Middlegate
Normally I wouldn't agree with thousands of shoes hanging from a beautiful tree, but the story behind the Middlegate Shoe Tree is too meaningful not to enjoy.
Hike to Granite Peak
Nevada / Granite Peak Trailhead
To reach the trail, drive up Hinkey Summit Road from Paradise Valley (the road is pretty rough--make sure your spare tire is inflated). The trailhead is right at the top.
Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness
Nevada / Bowl of Fire Trail
The Bowl of Fire, tucked away in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness, is made up of the same dramatic conglomerate as that of the Valley of Fire, only almost no-one stops to visit as they blitz by on Nort.
Hike to Mouse's Tank in Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada / Petroglyph Canyon Trail
This short hike takes you through a red sandstone canyon covered in beautiful Native American rock art.
Camp at Boxcar Cove
Nevada / Boxcar Cove
The shoreline of "Lake" Mead is what you would expect of a large, man-made reservoir with fluctuating water levels (muddy & unpleasant), but that is not to say that the Lake Mead National Recreation .
Rock Climb at Red Rock Conservation Area
Nevada / Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The official address for Red Rock Conservation area for you GPS travelers is: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161. Head into the park, and you'll be on the one way Scenic Loop Drive.
Hike the Prospect Trail in the Valley of Fire
Nevada / Prospect Trail
Coming from the adventure guide map you can buy at the Visitors Center, which you should do, they describe the Prospect Trail in the following: "Hikers and equestrians enjoy 5.
Bouldering at Kraft Boulders, Red Rock
Nevada / Kraft Boulders Parking Lot and Trailhead
Drive through Calico Basin near Red Rock Canyon Conservatory Area, and park at the end of the road. (The parking lot is pinpointed above) Once you're out of your car, you'll see the Cube.
Hike or Trail Run White Rock to Willow Springs
Nevada / White Rock Trailhead
This hike is located along the 13 mile scenic drive in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. To enter the park you will need to pay a $7.00 entry fee per car (or $3.00 fee per bike).
Hike to Pink Canyon in Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada / Valley of Fire - Pink Canyon
Valley of Fire is a place that will exceed your expectations. It’s kind of small but packs a punch.