Nevada’s extraordinary natural resources provide a perfect backdrop for recreation enthusiasts. It doesn’t really matter what you’re doing as long as you take a sense of adventure, a willingness to jump in with both feet, and a way to record these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Valley of Fire State Park isn’t just the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, it’s also one of the most impressive, with incredible sandstone formations created when dinosaurs roamed.
One of the most scenic places in southern Nevada is as popular with tourists as it is with locals.
Before Great Basin was designated as a national park, there was Lehman Caves National Monument, which is now part of Great Basin National Park.
Absalom Lehman, who discovered the limestone cave with its intriguing formations, conducted private tours for hundreds of visitors in the 1880s. You can still tour the caves today. Location: Lehman Caves may be accessed on the northeastern side of Great Basin National Park. Lehman Caves may only be entered with a guided tour.
Located in southeastern Nevada about 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas, lies the beautiful Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The area is utopic bliss to a multitude of species of wildlife and plants, and has been preserved for thousands of migratory waterfowl and endangered species. Situated south of the quiet farming community of Alamo, Nevada, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Refuge system across the United States.
Like many historic cities in the Silver State, the grand, bustling city of Belmont has dwindled into one of the state’s more iconic ghost towns. Positioned north of Tonopah, and the additional living ghost town of Manhattan, lies the fascinating remains of Belmont.