You Should Avoid These 8 Most Dangerous Spots In Nevada Nature

There are many beautiful areas located throughout the state of Nevada. As a matter of fact, the natural beauty of these areas attracts visitors from all over the United States and even the world. Well, what if we were to tell you that a few of these beautiful areas can be quite dangerous if you don’t use extreme caution? Who would’ve thought one of the nation’s most beautiful states has several dangerous spots? Not us! Listed below are eight dangerous places in Nevada. How many of them have you visited?

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Address: Truckee River, United States
Address: Incline Village, NV 89451, USA
Address: Mount Charleston, Mt Charleston, NV 89124, USA
Address: Red Rock Canyon, Nevada 89161, USA
Address: Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, 22222 NV-431, Reno, NV 89511, USA
Address: Lake Mead, United States
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Most Dangerous Places in Nevada

December 29, 2021

What are some dangerous cities and towns in Nevada?  

Ah, Nevada: home of the original “Sin City”. Sure, there are plenty of safe places to live and hang out all over the state, but unfortunately, like most places, it’s not perfect – there are indeed some dangerous cities and towns around here. According to Burglary.com, the top most dangerous cities in Nevada are Reno, with a crime rate of 3,946 per 100,000 residents, and Las Vegas, with a crime rate of 3,738 per 100,000 residents. It may seem obvious, considering that those are the two largest, most populated cities in the entire state; there are small towns and cities, though, that also make the list. For example, Elko, Nevada, has a population of just over 20,000 people and a crime rate of 3,166 per 100,000 residents; that’s a crime rate almost as high as the aforementioned cities, but with significantly less population. There’s also Sparks, with a population of under 100,000 and a crime rate of 2,966 per 100,000 residents.  

Where are some dangerous places to avoid in Nevada?  

As we said, Nevada isn’t perfect. It’s got some dangerous places to avoid, both man-made and natural. Above, we outlined some of the more dangerous cities and towns, but what about the natural dangers here? Some dangerous places in Nevada include, well, the entire desert during the warmest months. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Nevada was a miserable 125 degrees Fahrenheit, but that doesn’t mean winter is all that peachy, either – the lowest temperature ever recorded here was –50 degrees. Yikes. Both extremes can (and do) kill, and it’s important to avoid them at all costs. There’s also the Mount Rose fault, which is capable of strong earthquakes (and it’s bound to crack someday). Flooding and flood-prone areas are also dangerous during the summer monsoon season, and should be avoided (ESPECIALLY when flooded). Need more? Check out this list of the biggest risks that come with living in Nevada 

Address: Truckee River, United States
Address: Incline Village, NV 89451, USA
Address: Mount Charleston, Mt Charleston, NV 89124, USA
Address: Red Rock Canyon, Nevada 89161, USA
Address: Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, 22222 NV-431, Reno, NV 89511, USA
Address: Lake Mead, United States