From state parks to historic landmarks, and scenic canyons to majestic mountains, many incredible places are located throughout Nevada that are perfect for exploring. Listed below are nine of these incredible places.
1. Techatticup Mine
Techatticup Mine, located within the Eldorado Canyon, is the oldest, richest and most famous mine in Southern Nevada. What causes it to stand out from the rest is the fact that there's nearly Two million dollars worth of silver and gold still inside. $2 million worth of silver and gold? I believe I can see myself exploring this mine.
2. Mount Charleston
Mount Charleston, officially known as "Charleston Peak," is the highest mountain within the Spring Mountains and Clark County. For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, Mount Charleston is the perfect place to be. This amazing mountain offers its visitors numerous hiking trails, a great ski area and nearly 200 campsites.
3. Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Established in 1957, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park protects North America's largest known ichthyosaur fossils. This park also preserves the mining town of Berlin—a true Nevada ghost town. Visitors of this state park will enjoy recreational activities such as camping, picnicking and exploring the park's scenic nature trail.
4. Pyramid Lake
Pyramid Lake, which is located within the Reno-Tahoe territory, is one of Nevada's most amazing lakes. The Pyramid-shaped island that sits off the eastern shore (pictured) is how Pyramid Lake received its name. If you're looking to explore an area with great fishing opportunities, Pyramid Lake is a great place to be.
5. Ruby Mountains
The Ruby Mountains, located near Elko, is a great area to explore. While hiking the trails of this mountain range, visitors will stumble upon beautiful wildlife, lovely alpine lakes and so much more.
6. Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park is a great place to go exploring if you're a history lover. This historic state park is located along the Carson River, nearly 40 miles east of Carson City. It offers several recreational activities, including hiking, camping and canoeing.
7. Black Rock Desert
The Black Rock Desert, located near Gerlach, has more than 300,000 acres of land and offers more than 120 miles of trails. The size of the Black Rock Desert makes it the perfect place for exploring. It's also the location of the world famous Burning Man.
8. Clark County Wetlands Park
If you're a nature lover, you'll love exploring Clark County Wetlands Park, which is located in Las Vegas. This amazing park provides habitats for more than 300 species of plants and animals while providing its visitors with several walking and biking trails.
9. Grapevine Canyon
Grapevine Canyon, located in Laughlin, features more than 700 petroglyphs dating between 1100 and 1900 AD. Visitors will love exploring this canyon because of its great history and beautiful scenery. Grapevine Canyon also provides amazing hiking opportunities.
Have you explored any of these incredible places? What other places in Nevada are perfect for exploring? Please share them with us!