Towering peaks, breathtaking vistas, a wild, rushing river…not exactly what comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas? Then perhaps it’s time we properly introduce you.
The Las Vegas Strip is synonymous with vacation fun. You can shop to your heart’s content at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or the Fashion Show Mall, splurge on exquisite gourmet meals, indulge in decadent spa treatments at Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio or any other resort and party until sunrise at some of the hottest clubs in the world. But Las Vegas has way more to offer than just what lies on The Strip’s playground. Just minutes from the mega-resorts, the Springs Preserve is essentially a living museum. Exhibits focus on everything from Las Vegas history to desert wildlife to the dynamics of a flash flood. You’ll want to set aside an entire day to take it all in. With your newfound desert know-how you can venture into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or Valley of Fire State Park, each with spectacular rock formations and miles upon miles of trails to explore. Red Rock is also considered a rock-climbing Mecca for its hundreds of high-quality climbs on nearly perfect sandstone.
For a first-hand view of the raw power of nature, visit Hoover Dam. Built in 1936, it is the third-highest dam in the world and supplies power to more than 20 million people in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego. Make a day out of your dam visit and stop in Boulder City for lunch at one of the many cafes that line the quaint town’s main street. Nevada’s southernmost city, Laughlin, is home to one of the country’s most popular motorcycle rallies, the Laughlin River Run and offers the same high-quality dining, gaming and entertainment as Las Vegas at a more laid-back pace.
Primm, 43 miles south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15, is California’s gateway to the Las Vegas region. Many travelers try their first hand with lady luck here on their way to the main event. In the opposite direction, 79 miles northeast of the city, Mesquite greets westbound travelers from Arizona. Relaxing resorts and exceptional golf courses might charm you into a vacation extension.
If the only thing keeping you from making that Las Vegas sojourn is the perceived lack of ski slopes, think again. Mount Charleston, less than an hour north of the city, offers skiing and snowboarding in winter months. Hiking and camping in the alpine forests of the Spring Mountains is a great way to beat the summer heat from the valley below.
The Las Vegas Territory is comprised of Boulder City, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Moapa Valley, North Las Vegas, Primm, and Searchlight.
The historic Spring Mountain Ranch is located near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. Past owners of the ranch included the millionaire Howard Hughes, Chester Lauck of the radio comedy team “Lum & Abner” and German actress Vera Krupp. Scheduled, guided tours through the ranch house and other historic ranch buildings are available throughout the week.
Ride along a ridgeline with scenic views of the Lake Tahoe Basin to the west and Carson Valley to the east.
Enjoy swimming, horseback riding, the petting zoo, cocktails, dining, and the excitement of the Old West at the Bonnie Springs Motel.
We have beautiful themed rooms complete with fireplaces and luv tubs, or we have kitchen suites available which are great for the whole family. For our motel guests, we offer our horseback riding Breakfast Ride, a 1-hour guided ride and breakfast, for a special rate. The ride is at 9:00 am, and reservations must be made by 7:00 pm the night before.
Pets are also welcome with a small deposit, except in our specialty theme rooms.
Located just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, but a world away in atmosphere, escape to the mountains at the Resort on Mt. Charleston. This rustic and relaxing pet-friendly lodge is set high above the bustling Las Vegas Strip in the serene Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area and the Humboldt-Toyabe National Forest.
Welcome to Echo Bay Marina, your Nevada gateway to the northern reaches of Lake Mead. The marina offers boat rentals, marina services, as well as RV sites with hookups and boat storage facilities.
An impressive scenic drive along the North Shore Road, Echo Bay Marina is approximately 35 miles from Lake Mead Blvd. This scenic tour takes you through unforgettable desert vistas and a large outcropping of red sandstone - similar to the formations found in Valley of the Fire.