The Best Photography in Las Vegas

Looking for the best photography in Las Vegas? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Las Vegas. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Bouldering at Kraft Boulders, Red Rock

    0.25 mi
    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. It's a 25 foot boulder, with both easy and extremely difficult climbs on it. Head toward the Cube (toward the...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Drive the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop

    4.5
    12 mi
    Begin your drive from the visitor center. Drive along the scenic highway and stop at one of the multiple parking areas to get out of the car, stretch your legs, and hike some the trails starting from the parking area. There is a variety of easy to moderate difficulty trails stemming from the park...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Bike the Cowboy Trails Near Red Rocks Canyon

    5.0
    15 mi / 2000 ft gain
    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. It is just as much of a workout going up as it is down. However, this area offers you the chance to hone your ...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Rock Climb at Red Rock 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. Red Rock is home to thousands of different routes, so it's easy to get lost amidst the rock. I recommend usin...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Trail Running in Red Rocks Nevada

    4.0
    6.5 mi
    Red Rocks's Nevada (officially Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area) has long been one of our favorite climbing destinations. Where else can you find five star moderate 10-pitch rock climbs a short hike from the trailhead? We usually take two trips a year to this sandstone wonderland. But i...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike Red Rock's Ice Box Canyon

    4.8
    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.From the trailhead it just looks a bit like thick brush, but once you get into it, you find tiny pools and a little ...
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  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Hike the Sunset View Trail

    4.0
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
     The trail is .1 miles, and is perfect for all skill levels and for families who want to see some of the scenery in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail is accessible year round and allows dogs.
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  • Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Hike Trail Canyon in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    3.6 mi / 1584 ft gain
    THE TRAIL The Trail Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile out-and-back moderately trafficked route located in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness located approximately 45 minutes northeast of Las Vegas, NV.  This difficult trail offers access to Mt. Charleston Peak, the western side of the Mummy Mountain Trail, a...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Camp at Boxcar Cove

    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 Area is not filled with incredible places to explore (it is), and Boxcar Cove is a solid spot ...
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  • Sloan, Nevada

    Visit Seven Magic Mountains

    4.0
    40 minutes from the McCarran International Airport, you will find these car-sized boulders stacked on top of each other painted in neon colors. If you're headed this way, it's worth a quick stop to take a look. 
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  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Hang out at PWC Beach in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    4.3
    This man-made lake on the Colorado River is underrated in my opinion.  It has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want from scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, all kinds of water sports, and plenty of camping options.      This beach is near Boulder City.  Use the Boulder City Entrance, go...
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  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Hike the Railroad Tunnel Trail

    3.5
    7.2 mi / 1332 ft gain
    These tunnels were built to support the construction of the Hoover Dam. If you decide to go all the way to the dam, there is an elevator for accessibility along with stairs. This hike is relatively flat, and perfect for children - but mind the distance.  Driving directions: From Las Vegas, NV, t...
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  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Hike to Goldstrike Hot Springs

    4.5
    5 mi / 935 ft gain
    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 1.5 mile mark you will reach the first of eight ropes along the trail and the challenge begins. You will need to use these ropes to ...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness

    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 Northshore Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.To get there take the Northshore Road 16 mil...
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  • Willow Beach, Arizona

    Hike to Liberty Bell Arch

    5.3 mi
    Hit the trail early in the day to beat the heat. Hike all the way to the end of the trail (to the left after you reach the Liberty Bell) for a rewarding view of the Colorado River. In March, the cacti and other desert plants burst into bloom along the trail.  The trail is 5.3 miles out and back, ...
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  • Willow Beach, Arizona

    Canoe Black Canyon on the Colorado River

    5.0
    20 mi
    This 10-mile canoe trip starts at Willow Beach and reaches all the way to the Hoover Dam, giving you front row seats to beautiful canyon walls, waterfalls, hot springs, (sauna) caves, hiking trails, and much more. There are multiple campsites along the river but not all have pit toilets so bring ...
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