Nevada Nature February 17, 2017
Escape To These 11 Hidden Oases In Nevada To Find Peace And Quiet
If you’re having one of those days where you just want to get away and enjoy some serenity all by yourself, the best way is to find a beautiful, peaceful spot in nature. Here are 11 exquisite options to have on your ready list for your next mental health day.
1. Springs Preserve (Las Vegas)
is a luscious desert-themed botanical park hidden in the middle of Las Vegas that has walking trails, benches to meditate on and a cafe where you can enjoy a pleasant meal with a one-of-a-kind view.
2. Kershaw-Ryan State Park (Caliente)
Most people don't know about one of Nevada's less visited
which makes it the perfect spot to get away from the crowds in a floral garden set against the mountains.
3. Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (Alamo)
Located only about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, you won't believe this green and wet
sits in the middle of the desert.
4. Cave Lake State Park (Ely)
Cave Lake State Park
is a favorite quiet spot for locals in the Ely area. There are hiking trials, picnic areas and boating options you can enjoy by yourself or with others if you're feeling social!
5. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Amargosa Valley)
literally IS an oases in the desert and there are so many lovely quiet spots you can find here to enjoy the striking turquoise blue of the springs.
5. Galena Creek Regional Park (Reno)
Reno locals love
Galena Creek Regional Park
as a serene natural paradise one can enjoy quietly with a hike or sitting by the creek with a book.
6. Sunset Park (Las Vegas)
is a much loved urban respite for Las Vegas natives who seek this spot out for play as well as just a quiet relaxing stroll through nature.
7. Jarbidge Wilderness (Elko)
If you're looking for peace, go to one of the most remote spots in the state. The
covers 113,000 acres with towering mountains and lush green canyons.
8. Spring Mountain Ranch (Las Vegas)
Located by the Red Rock Canyon National Park, this is the
to bring a blanket and spread out on the large green lawn with a book and enjoy the silence.
9. U.S. 50
Dubbed the "Loneliest Road in America,"
which crosses through Nevada is definitely the place to take a drive if you don't want some real peace and quiet and extreme solitude.
10. Clark County Wetlands (Henderson)
are a bird watcher's dream, and you can marvel at all the water and marshy land despite the dry temperatures in the area.
11. Lamoille Canyon (Lamoille)
Taking a camping trip in
is the perfect spot to unwind and remove yourself from the hectic pace of modern life.
Have you been to any of these places before? Where is your favorite place in Nevada to escape in nature? Let us know!