When I tell people I live in Las Vegas most think this:
So it’s very surprising to people that there are many outdoor activities that can be found in Vegas. Since Rock n Roll Vegas is coming up next month I figured I would share some of my favorite places to see in Vegas that are off the strip.
1 Red Rock Canyon
Located right outside of Summerlin is this majestic Canyon where you can camp or just go on a day hike. Daniel prefers to meet his local trail runners group here and goes on scenic weekly trail runs. Whatever you choose to do check out their website for a list of hiking trail closures, weather warnings or camping fees.
2 Springs Preserve
Located right off the 95 Fwy and close to the strip so you don’t venture too far from your hotel is the Springs Preserve. This is like a little oasis in the desert! Desert life blooms here and with the constantly changing exhibits this place is great if you are traveling with kids. Bonus:there are running trails inside the park.
3 Mt Charelston
The perfect way to recover from a night race! Growing up my family used to take day trips for hikes and picnics to Mt Charleston as an escape from the Vegas heat. While you’re there why not scope out your next race, the Revel Mt Charleston Half/Marathon. I have not run this race but I’ve read good things and I’m adding it to my bucket list.
These are just three places you can see in Vegas but there are so many more! I will share more #offthestrip adventures soon.
What places off the strip have you visited? What’s your favorite thing to do in Vegas?