Nevada Nature January 22, 2016
Here Are 10 MORE Incredible Natural Wonders In Nevada (Part II)
Recently, we took a look at 12 of Nevada’s most incredible natural wonders. See original post
here. Because the Silver State is filled with many natural wonders, we’ve decided to take a look at 10 more, which are listed below.
1. Lamoille Canyon
Lamoille Canyon, located within the central portion of Elko County, is the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains and was sculpted by glaciers during the ice ages.
2. Boundary Peak
With an elevation of 13,147 feet, Boundary Peak (Esmeralda County) is the highest point in Nevada.
3. Ash Springs
Ash Springs, located approximately 100 miles north of Las Vegas, is surrounded by lush vegetation and provides an oasis in the isolated desert.
4. Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona, includes all of Lake Mead, in addition to Lake Mohave - a reservoir on the Colorado River created by Hoover Dam and Davis Dam. Water recreational activities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area include boating, swimming and fishing. Several hiking trails also surround the area.
5. Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area features several petroglyphs that archaeologists believe were created by native cultures from the Archaic to historic eras.
6. Mount Rose Wilderness
Mount Rose Wilderness, located between Lake Tahoe and Reno, is a protected wilderness area in the Carson Range covering 28,000 acres.
7. Angel Lake
Angel Lake, located within the East Humboldt Range in Elko County, is a beautiful alpine lake that's situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet.
8. Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark
The Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark is a volcanic landmark that's located about 70 miles outside of Tonopah. Measuring 400 acres in size, this crater is thought to have been formed by many powerful volcanic explosions.
9. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located within the Red Rock Canyon, 15 miles west of Las Vegas. Its main function is preserving the historic Sandstone Ranch, which was established in 1876.
10. Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1938, is located in southwestern Elko County and northwestern White Pine County. This wildlife refuge encompasses nearly 40,000 acres of wetlands in Ruby Valley.
Have you visited any of these natural wonders? What other natural wonders in Nevada are worth checking out? Let us know in the comments below!
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