Las Vegas Outdoor Recreation & Hiking
Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area -
The famous Red Rock Canyon recreation area is located 17 miles from downtown Las Vegas. This phenomenal wilderness area features breathtaking scenery, mountain biking trails, 30 miles of the best hiking trails, rock climbing and picnic areas. You can also drive Red Rock Canyon on a self-guided 13-mile scenic tour. To learn more, visit www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/blm_special_areas/red_rock_nca.html.
Hiking, Biking & Recreation -There's more to Las Vegas than city lights and 24-hour casino gaming. Some of the most scenic wilderness areas in Nevada are located near Silverton Casino. Explore the hiking and biking trails of Mt. Charleston and Red Rock Canyon, or see the area on a group tour. Lake Mead is the perfect day trip for fishing and boating. Outdoor recreation guides and local wilderness maps are available at the Bass Pro Shops conveniently located adjacent to Silverton. Ask about our outdoor recreation hotel lodging packages and keep reading to learn more about out a few of our favorite spots.
Mt. Charleston Wilderness -
The Mt. Charleston Wilderness located on the outskirts of Las Vegas is anchored by Charleston Peak, whose summit reaches 11,918 feet above sea level. Charleston Peak is the tallest mountain in Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Boasting some the finest hiking trails, an estimated 40 miles of trails along rugged terrain are open to hikers. Mt. Charleston Wilderness is home to one of the biggest stands of ancient bristlecone pine trees in the western United States. To learn more about one of the finest hiking areas near the Silverton, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/districts/smnra.shtml.
Lake Mead -
Lake Mead is one of the most popular lakes in the Las Vegas area for waterskiing, fishing, boating and other water sports. Created when Hoover Dam was built, Lake Mead is fed almost entirely by snowmelt from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. Lake Mead is a convenient day trip from Las Vegas and offers lake tours and cruises, canoeing and kayaking, sport fishing and motor boating. Marina services are available at Lake Mead. Visit http://www.nps.gov/lame/
Springs Preserve -
Springs Preserve is a 180-acre facility in the Las Vegas area renowned for its cultural and scientific significance. Meander along some of the best walking trails in Las Vegas which will take you through wetland habitat, live exhibits and desert botanical gardens. An indoor theater hosts educational programs, while outdoor event space is used for seasonal concerts. Springs Preserve is also known for its environmental stewardship for energy, water and resource conservation and preservation. To learn more about Las Vegas-area outdoor recreation at Springs Preserve, visit www.springspreserve.org.