If climbing crags and scaling rock walls is your passion, Nevada has the outdoor and indoor climbing you crave. With more than 300 mountain ranges, Nevada is host to a plethora of rock formations that will test your mental and physical strength.
One of the most scenic places in southern Nevada is as popular with tourists as it is with locals.
It can be difficult to stand out in a state so rich in amazing outdoor wonders, but Great Basin National Park does just that.
Nevada’s largest national park is filled with fabulous natural treasures, from spectacular alpine lakes to limestone caverns and even a small glacier, yet it has an unusually low number of annual visitors. Visitors to the park in spring or fall can conceivably hike for hours on backcountry trails without seeing another soul.
The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway follows a U-shaped, sheerwalled canyon flush with summer wildflowers and spectacular colors in the fall. Campgrounds and picnic areas are available. At the top are restrooms and trails leading to the backcountry. Fishing, biking, and snowmobiling are some of the more popular activities in the area.
Gold Butte is Nevada's piece of the Grand Canyon. Northeast of Las Vegas waits the 350,000-acre region known as Gold Butte, which offers wondrous geology, intriguing history and prehistory, remote and undeveloped camping opportunities, important and fragile wildlife species, and timeless solitude.