Nevada is mostly known for the lights of Las Vegas, but there are numerous outdoor activities to be enjoyed in this state as well. Being the 7th largest state in terms of total area, yet the 9th least densely populated, there is more than enough open spaces to be enjoyed.
Take a Car or Motorcycle Ride – There is no better way to enjoy Nevada’s vastness than by hitting the open road in a convertible or motorcycle. The state’s extensive highway system is the best way to take in all of the views and fresh air the state has to offer. You are only limited by your imagination and your gas tank.
Ruby Mountains – Located in Northern Nevada, right outside of Elko, these mountains are full of wonder and surprise. This area is called “Cowboy Country”, but there is plenty to do for the hikers and adventurers as well. There are numerous hidden lakes located throughout the Ruby Mountains that are favorites for the locals. Griswold Lake, shown here, is at an elevation of over 9,000 feet.
Valley of Fire State Park – This is Nevada’s oldest and largest start park, dedicated in 1935. This park is famous for it’s scenic beauty as well as its petrified wood and over 3,000 year-old native carvings in the rocks. Activities in the park include camping, RV parking, picnicking and hiking. Located just 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, this park is open year-round for visitors to enjoy.
Lake Tahoe – This famous lake which borders between eastern California and western Nevada contains many different parks and recreational areas. There are numerous ramps to launch your boat and enjoy the clean water and the picturesque views. The southeast part of the lake in Nevada also has a handful of charter companies that will take you out in a ferry or sailboat.
Hoover Dam – Located on the border between Nevada and Arizona, just east of Las Vegas, this world famous concrete dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936. It harnesses the water from Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume, into usable power for parts of Nevada, Arizona, and California. This modern display of man’s ingenuity continues to amaze and astound over 1 million visitors each year.
As you can see, Nevada is a great place to visit, but why not buy a property nearby to enjoy these activities whenever you want? Take a look at our Available Properties to see what you can find in the area.