Las Vegas, Nevada; known for it’s neon filled city, glamor, luxury, casinos, and where anything goes. It’s not exactly the cheapest nor most cultural part of the United States however did you know they have some spectacular hiking trails outside of the city? It’s usually not the first thing we think of when we hear Las Vegas. There’s more to Las Vegas then it’s famous strip. This is a great way to get away from the blue neon lights and experience the real blue of the skies.
Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail
Great over look of Lake Mead. Pass through the many tunnels and scenic overlooks this trail has to offer and you’ll forget were you’re anywhere near Las Vegas. The tunnels have been restored by the National Park Service, are 25 feet high, and provide cool damp shade against the hot desert sun.
Mary Jane Falls
At a steep climb of 900ft in just 2 miles, it’s a climb toward an amazing view for nearly the entire trail and wonderful waterfalls all for just a short distance. It’s a popular hike so expect seeing other people. Best time to see the waterfalls are in the Spring as the snow melts.
It’s got it all. Views of Las Vegas, Sheep Mountains, Las Vegas Range, and the Spring Mountains Range. The hike can bit a bit difficult but worth it in the end for the spectacle views. One of the best hikes around the Las Vegas area.
So there’s plenty more to do then just gamble and party all night. Take a break from drinking for an afternoon and take in some sun… Then at night, party on!
What have you done outside of Las Vegas? The obvious is the Grand Canyon, but what else?
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