Things to Do in Southern Nevada

Things to Do in Southern Nevada
Southern Nevada is known for the tourist city of Las Vegas with its flashy casinos and non-stop nightlife, but this region is also home to a variety of natural attractions. This scenic desert environment is home to the colorful Red Rock mountains and several national parks. Adventurers will also be happy to find a variety of hiking trails and camping areas.

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 30 miles west of Pahrump, Nevada. It occupies 23,000 acres of desert. This area is home to 24 species of plants and animals that are only found on the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. One of these species is the devil's hole pupfish which can only be found in the Devil's Hole, a 10-meter deep hole located in the Northeast Corner of the park. Other types of endangered pupfish can be found within the many springs and streams on the refuge.

Ash Meadows NWR
HCR 70, Box 610Z
Amargosa Valley, NV 89020
(775) 372-5435

Bootleg Canyon Flightlines

Bootleg Canyon Flightlines gives visitors the opportunity to experience a stunning view of Bootleg Canyon Park from overhead. Hike up to the top of Red Mountain. Take a zip line down to the bottom of the canyon. As of September 2009, the cost of this adventure is $139 per person. There is no age limit, but passengers must weigh between 75 and 250 pounds to safely use the zip lines.

BC Flightlines
1512 Industrial Road
Boulder City, NV 89005

Lost City

The Lost City Museum was built to preserve artifacts of the Anasazi people which were threatened by redirected water from the construction of the Hoover Dam. The museum houses a collection of pottery and stone tools used by native inhabitants of the Moapa Valley. It's located one hour away from Las Vegas.

721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd
Overton, Nevada 89040
(702) 397-8987

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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