Best of Nevada hiking, USA
Best of Nevada hiking, USA


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Viva Las Vegas! Nevada, home to the world’s most iconic pleasure-town, is one of the most-visited places in the United States, and a unique travel destination. Nevada may be best known for the glittering lights of Las Vegas, but in fact, the real treasure of this western state is its nature. With arid deserts, craggy mountains, and stunning blue lakes, Nevada’s diverse landscapes may just surprise you. There’s so much to do here away from the casinos and bars, so jump in and start exploring!

Although many of us associate Nevada with lonely desert highways, the landscape here is surprisingly diverse and offers many opportunities for adventure travel. Red Rock Canyon, just a short drive from Las Vegas itself, is a spectacular place to go hiking, while the Valley of Fire State Park is one of the most amazing sights you can see across the whole state. You’ll also find strange and contorted spires of rock in Cathedral Gorge State Park – a fantastic photo opportunity and a sight you won’t forget in a hurry!

Closer to the border with California, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destinations in Nevada, with plenty of opportunities for canoeing, paddle-boarding, and sailing. You’ll also find some fantastic hikes in the Great Basin National Park, where the mountains, trees, and flowers provide a very different vista. Expect the unexpected – wherever you go, Nevada is sure to surprise you.

If you’re looking for a little travel inspiration, check out our guide to adventure holidays in Nevada! We’ve put together activity guides, suggestions for great hikes, and top tips for planning a trip to the Silver State.

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