Monday, June 22, 2015

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Nevada

As part of my What Goes Around Spins Around Las Vegas Trip Report, I covered my trip to the fabulous Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

It's a wonderful getaway, and an easy drive from the Las Vegas strip - its just 15 miles west of town. Winning at the tables? Take a getaway and keep from giving it back. Losing at the tables? Take a break from losing!

I greatly enjoyed hiking on the trails around the Ranch, and learning about its history. Here's a pictorial view of my day.

What a great place for a picnic!

Just a closet in the ranch house?
The closet hides a secret passage to a private suite.
Howard Hughes' bar.

The hiking is fantastic here.

The oldest structures in the valley can be found here.

Lake Harriet and surrounding wetlands flourish in the desert, thanks to the springs.

Did outlaws use these caves in the canyon?...

I encourage you to learn more about this wonderful park, and take some time out from your next Vegas visit to have a picnic or do some hiking. It will do your spirit good!

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Blue Diamond, NV 89004
Phone: 702-875-4141

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