There’s more to Nevada than the desert and thrilling city life; all throughout our state you can find incredible outdoor attractions that will steal your breath away. Whether you’re looking to explore our tallest mountains or just spend a day near the water, there’s nothing like taking the time to enjoy our scenery.
Pack your bags and prepare yourself for an adventure, you’ll want to add these 12 natural wonders to your bucket list immediately:
1. Valley of Fire State Park
No your camera isn't magically cranking up the saturation on your pictures; the Valley of Fire is truly as vibrant as you can see it pictured above! It's the largest
and oldest state park in Nevada.
2. Fly Geyser
Fly Geyser has grown a considerable amount over the last 40 years. It's covered in colorful algae that creates an eye-catching natural wonder. The popular geyser can be found just north of Gerlach.
3. Pyramid Lake
There may be a considerable number of local legends and frightening myths surrounding this lake, but there's no denying the natural beauty of Pyramid Lake.
4. Mount Charleston
Or as you also may know it, Charleston Peak. Located just north of Las Vegas and one of the highest mountains in our state, you'll be able to achieve unforgettable views if you decide to hike up along this mountain.
5. Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark
Not too far from the small town of Tonopah, this volcanic landmark is roughly 400 acres in size. Wow!
6. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Known as Nevada's first conservation area, this scenic treasure of our state has become a popular place to visit. Located just west of Las Vegas, the area is a favorite place for hikers to explore.
7. Cathedral Gorge State Park
One of the most visually appealing places in our state, you'll have a hard time not draining the batteries on all your cameras during your visit here. You'll find spires and cliffs that will bring out the explorer in you and also make you appreciate the beauty of Nevada. We're so lucky to call this our backyard!
8. Ruby Mountains
There's nothing like the other-worldly views that you'll experience during an adventure to the Ruby Mountains! It's one of our favorite mountain ranges to explore in Nevada. It's found within Elko County - see the view of Lamoille Canyon for yourself.
9. Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Yes, this park has a name that's a bit of a mouthful, but that won't stop us from making a visit here! Dedicated to the remains of a large marine reptile, you won't believe the size of this fossil once you see it for yourself up close.
10. Sand Mountain
A singing sand dune of our state, there's nothing like being brave enough to explore this unique mountain. It's two miles long and just east of Fallon. There's no other place in Nevada like this.
11. Lehman Caves
Located within our famous Great Basin National Park, you'll find one of America's most beautiful caves that you can explore for yourself.
12. Lake Tahoe
We've never been more pleased to partake in the act of "sharing is caring." Located outside of Carson City and right along the border that we share with California, you'll find one of our most beautiful lakes!
Sometimes after we’re able to truly call Nevada home, we forget to pinch ourselves and realize that we’re so lucky to be living in this beautiful desert dream! In case you were looking for more reasons to fall back in love with our state, read about these
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