Great Ways to Get Off the Beaten Path Around Las Vegas

We know how busy the Las Vegas Strip can be. From the crowds of people hustling across the street to the loud cars zooming by, it can be a bit overstimulating at times. If you’re looking to get away, here are some great ways to get off the beaten path around Las Vegas.

 

Sightsee on the Black Canyon National Water Trail

 

Cruise along the Black Canyon National Water Trail on a motor-assisted raft and soak in the sights that are the result of millions of years of volcanic activity. On our Black Canyon Raft Tour, you’ll get the unique opportunity to explore caves and canyons that not many people get to see. And that’s not all. Our guests will have the chance to sit beneath the Hoover 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.

 

Designate a Lake Day

 

If you’re a fan of hiking, fishing, kayaking or boating, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is where it’s at! Take a 30-minute drive from the Strip and enjoy two sizeable lakes, Mohave and Mead. We suggest renting a personal watercraft on Lake Mead or horseback riding through the desert trails. Leashed dogs are also welcome throughout most of the park so bring Fido along if you wish.

 

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 in the morning, afternoon, or around sunset. Don’t worry if you don’t have much trail riding experience, the cowhands will choose the perfect horse for your skill level.

 

Experience the Gold Strike Hot Springs

 

Up for a challenging hike? The route to the Gold Strike Hot Springs is far from easy, but it’s well worth it when you reach the end. Hikers can expect to complete various ropes courses and maneuver around giant boulders in order to descend 600 feet into the hot springs that lie at the foot of the canyon. If you think you have what it takes, read up before you go.

 

Visit Red Rock Canyon

 

While the Grand Canyon is within a day's reach of Las Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon is a breathtaking natural wonder that is only an hour away from the city. Whether you want to take a quick drive through the 13-mile loop around the canyon, or you prefer to spend a day hiking through this desert wonderland, it's sure to be a great escape from the Las Vegas Strip. The canyon is also a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts looking for a new challenge.

 

Las Vegas is full of fun and exciting things to do that are within driving distance from The Strip. Get off the beaten path and forge your own way to one or two of the adventures above. We welcome you to enjoy a day on the Black Canyon National Water Trail where you’ll be able to soak in some sunshine and slow down a bit. Give us a call at 800-455-3490 or visit our website to learn more!

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