If you have recently looked to move into one of the beautiful new homes in Las Vegas than you have a lot to look forward to. Many people do not know this, but Las Vegas has many great place to hike. Here are a few places you might like to try:
The most well known of all the hiking areas of Las Vegas is Red Rock. Red Rock is very reminiscent of Zions National Park. The benefit is that this state park has easier access and is less busying than the national park. This state park has a 13 mile scenic drive that gives access to lots of different levels of trails. Some of the more popular family friendly trails are Moenkopi Loop, White Rock, Lost Creek, Icebox Canyon, and many more. There are over a dozen of different trails and a variety levels to choose from.
Just before you hit Red Rock State park there is a turnoff to Calico Basin. This has several hikes to choose from and is a great choice for families. You also do not have to pay the admission charge to get into the State Park. There is a short board walk hike that goes around a beautiful meadow. It also, has nature signs to give interesting facts about the foliage and animals in the area. There are restrooms and several covered eating areas, with the option to bbq. There is a longer hike to choose from in the same parking lot that takes you up the backside of the red rocks with incredible views and beautiful rock formations.
Just a short drive northwest of the valley will put you in the mountains. Mount Charleston even has snow in the winter along with it’s own ski resort. During the summer there are beautiful hikes. Mary Jane falls is one of the most popular ones because of the views and at the end there is a waterfall to rest by. Robbers Roost is another fun hike because of the history of fugitives hiding out there, the hike has a plaque that tell the story.