In a very real sense, the American West is the world's largest playground. With endless miles of canyons, mountain ranges, valleys and deserts, there's always something new to experience. The summer is one of the best times to get outside and explore this region of the country, as it's warm, dry and often sunny.
Here are a few summer outdoor activities you should try this year:
River Rafting Through the Black Canyon
Located just outside of Las Vegas and near the infamous Hoover Dam, the Black Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural sights in Nevada. While there's plenty of great places to get a beautiful picture with the canyon behind you, the best way to explore this canyon is by taking a Black Canyon river tour. With a guide on hand, you will learn about the history of the canyon and the wildlife who call it home all while enjoying an adventure that can't be found anywhere else. It's the perfect way to spend a summer day, for both tourists and local residents alike.
Splashing in Lake Mead
Nestled behind the mighty Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in Nevada. This also makes it one of the best places to cool off during one of those notoriously hot summer afternoons. From boating and swimming to fishing and scuba diving, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the waters of Lake Mead.
Experiencing the Gold Strike Hot Springs
Natural hot springs often combine adventure with relaxation, but none perfects this experience better than the Gold Strike Hot Springs in Nevada. These hot springs require adventurers to challenge themselves to complete various ropes courses and to maneuver around giant boulders in order to descend 600 feet into the hot springs that lie at the foot of the canyon. It's a significant amount of work to reach the hot springs and is best left to experienced hikers who have mastered these skills. However, the hard work pays off when you reach the steaming springs!
With so much to do and see during the summer months, you may find that you hardly step foot indoors. To learn more about how we can enhance your summer season, contact us today!