Nevada Nature November 22, 2015
These 13 Mind-Blowing Sceneries Totally Define Nevada
Without a doubt, Nevada is filled with the most gorgeous scenery EVER! Many of Nevada’s scenic places truly define what the Silver State is all about. Let’s take a look at 13 sceneries that totally define Nevada.
1. Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park, located about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, is Nevada's oldest (1935) and largest (35,000 acres) state park.
2. Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Established in 1936, with approximately 1.5 million acres, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a beautiful area that's located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona.
The most beautiful scenery in Tonopah is located in its night sky. Tonopah has amazing stargazing opportunities, and it's been "Rated #1 Stargazing Destination in America" by USA TODAY.
4. Great Basin National Park
Located in White Pine County, Great Basin National Park was established in 1986 and is home to Lehman Caves.
5. Mt. Charleston
With an elevation of 11,916 feet, Mt. Charleston is the highest point in Clark County and the eighth highest mountain in the state.
6. Floyd Lamb Park
Floyd Lamb Park, located in Las Vegas, is 2,040 acres and is home to four ponds that are perfect for fishing.
7. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, located along the border of California and Nevada, is North America's largest alpine lake.
8. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is Nevada's first National Conservation Area and receives approximately one million visitors each year.
9. Lamoille Canyon
Located in Elko County, Lamoille Canyon is the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains.
10. Pyramid Lake
Pyramid Lake, located in Washoe County, is the largest remnant of ancient Lake Lahotan.
Rhyolite, a former mining town in Nye County, is now one of Nevada's most popular ghost towns.
12. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, a protected wildlife refuge, is located within the Amargosa Valley of southern Nye County. Many wetlands are scattered throughout the refuge.
13. Cathedral Gorge State Park
Founded in 1935, Cathedral Gorge State Park covers 1,608 acres and is a popular area for hiking and wildlife viewing.
What do you think about these scenic places in Nevada? Aren’t they GORGEOUS? Share your thoughts with us below!