From the bloggers at Monty’s Musings.
You already know when you come RV camping to Las Vegas that you’ll find the casinos, the shows and the architecture like nowhere else in America. Easy access to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam make those two wonders natural side trips while visiting, as well.
But did you know this desert city is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, just waiting to be explored? If you’ve never seen Vegas beyond the lights, it’s time to find the best spots to hike, bike and photograph just a short drive from the city limits.
Las Vegas Day Trip #1: Valley of Fire State Park
Don’t miss the stunning red rock formations in this enormous park just west of Lake Mead and an hour northeast of Las Vegas on I-15. Stop by the visitor center first to get a feel for just how special Valley of Fire State Park really is, then choose a trail or scenic drive and get closer.
The stunning beauty of gigantic shapes formed by wind and water will capture the attention of everyone in your group. From Mouse’s Tank to the White Domes and Elephant Rock, there’s a trail that will get you there, if you’re willing to venture off the road. There’s even a full-service campground on-site, if you decide to stay another day in the Valley of Fire.
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