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For the outdoors types, you’d be hard pressed to outmatch Clark County. Dazzling mountains, tranquil lakes and vast deserts make room for those interested in both leisurely exploration and extreme adventure. Be awe-inspired by the celestial Red Rock Canyon at the Calico Basin where thousands come to rock climb the impressive and challenging facade every year. In the warmer months, pull out your hiking boots and trailblaze the Spring Mountains at Mount Charleston to the Charleston Peak – the highest point in Clark County – and in the chillier winter, this mountain top acts as the perfect summit to take the skis and snowboard for a spin. For the thrill-seekers, extreme sports like off-road ATV tours, skydiving, and outdoor shooting ranges are right at your fingertips in our extensive outdoor recreation hub.
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Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a rock climbing route waits for you at the grandiose Red Rock Canyon in the Calico Basin. With a wide variety of both short trad and sport climbs as well as guided climbing tours, Red Rock Canyon is the perfect setting for a both beautiful and challenging workout. Due to the warm and dry location, climbing at Red Rock Canyon is possible year-round, making this destination a favorite of local and national rock climbing communities alike.
Forge ahead on 74 miles of multi-use trails, 35 miles of equestrian trails, 10 pedestrian bridges and 15 trailheads/waysides maintained by County Parks & Recreation. The county trails are a part of Southern Nevada Health District’s Neon to Nature regional trail system which also offers a trail finder tool, allowing residents to locate safe, easily accessible trails to schools, shopping locations, federal lands and more. You might just stumble upon one of the County Parks, such as Sunset or Wetlands Park.
For those wishing to excursion even farther, Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers 1.5 million acres of incredible views and gives sight to the iconic Hoover Dam. Spring Mountain Ranch Park is a sprawling recreation area nestled within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, conducive for hiking, bird-watching and picnicking. And for those that like a little history mixed in with their physical activity, a day trip to Valley of Fire State Park located in the Mojave Desert topped off by an evening cruise along the Colorado River in Laughlin presents the perfect getaway.
We all love a little thrill. Outdoor recreation in Clark County is no exception, with extreme sports and activities like off-road ATV tours, gunship helicopters, skydiving, and much more.
The Driver: Get the best views of Nevada through a helmet while accelerating down the Vegas countryside on a blood-pumping ATV tour. Visit DeTour Vegas, Las Vegas ATV Tours, or Awesome Adventures for the ride of your life.
The Range-Shooter: For those who cannot stay away from the range, you are in for a treat with this Aerial Shooting Adventure Tour. To experience the basics in grand style, visit Shoot Las Vegas or Clark County’s own top-rated, five-star Clark County Shooting Complex.
Clark County demonstrates strong leadership in water and land conservation, endangered life protection, and air quality control through the Desert Conservation Program and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Clark County Parks & Recreation advocates for the well-being of those in Southern Nevada through a healthy lifestyle inclusive of the great outdoors. Get in touch with our administrative office to learn more.