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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary

(702) 645-4224

8103 Racel St
Las Vegas, NV 89131   Directions Website

Head to the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary and see what kind of animals they've saved recently. The organization provides safety for a variety of animals in hopes of finding them a loving home. Tour the outdoor facility and see animals like birds, llamas, goats, donkeys, pigs, ponies and more. Who knows, you may even bring home a new pet!

Lee Canyon
Lee Canyon

(702) 385-2754

6725 Lee Canyon Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89124   Directions Website

Hit the slopes at the Lee Canyon Resort. Beginner, intermediate and avid skiers can choose from 11 trails on the beautiful Mt. Charleston. Other amenities provided by the resort include the Big Horn Cafe and the Sports Shop. Equipment rental is also available, so you never have to worry about bringing your own gear.

Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon

(702) 515-5350

Las Vegas, NV

Step away from the strip and head to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You'll find the nature conservation located in the easternmost part of the Mojave Desert, about 15 miles west of Las Vegas. The area is home to the Keystone Thrust, or Wilson Cliffs, which is a large red rock formation with sandstone peaks and walls up to 3,0000 feet high. Explore one of the city's most popular destinations for hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, and camping.

The Springs Preserve
The Springs Preserve

(702) 822-7700

333 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107   Directions Website

Part cultural institution, part museum, part gallery, part event venue, part botanical garden – there's not much that the Springs Preserve doesn't cover. The Preserve does its part to present the history and nature of Las Vegas. Many of the exhibits showcase educational bits about native animals, and many of the activities at the Preserve involve arts and crafts, and lots of fun.

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