Those looking to unwind and reconnect with nature after spending a few days—and a few dollars—along the Las Vegas Strip have an array of appealing excursions nearby. Visitors can get a glimpse of the Colorado River, hike or drive amid the Mohave Desert or have a wild, wild west experience by horseback just minutes from the strip.
Black Canyon River Adventure’s Hoover Dam Tour
This three hour Black Canyon River Tour won’t leave you stranded on a deserted island, but it will take you on the journey of a lifetime down the Colorado River. Get on board a motor-assisted raft amid the spectacular Black Canyon gorge and soak in the sights that are the result of millions of years of volcanic activity. However, the highlight of the journey is the wholly manmade Hoover Dam. Our guests will have the chance to sit beneath the dam and enjoy a provided box lunch and get their feet wet before heading back to Willow Beach Marina for the conclusion of the tour. Contact Black Canyon River Adventures online or call us at 800-455-3490 to book your tour.
Explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Just west of the Las Vegas Strip awaits the wonders of Red Rock Canyon, where impressive rock formations are a stark contrast to the lights and glitz of the city. Visitors can take in the picturesque sights of rare plant and animal species via various marked hiking and biking trails or by driving the 13-mile loop through the Mojave Desert. The canyon is also a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts looking for a new challenge.
Discover Nevada’s Wilder Side at Wild West Adventures
About 45 minutes away from the Vegas Strip, you can have an authentic western experience at Wild West Adventures. Guests can saddle up and ride across awe-inspiring desert trails on horseback and get a sense of how cowboys, early pioneers, and Native Americans traversed these lands. No riding experience is necessary, as expert cowhands at the ranch offer guidance in addition to selecting just the right horse for every rider individually.
These three outdoor adventures offer the perfect getaway from the action of the Las Vegas Strip, so book your experience today.