A nice state park that provide close-by option for real nature experience and
hikes just nearby Las Vegas center.
This is year around park although summer is very hot and not the recommended time
to visit. Winter can be cold especially at early morning. From November through
end of May you must make a reservation in the website (link below).
note 1: Because it is just near Las Vegas this is very popular park for hikes, bike
rides (nice one-way road) and rock-climbing. During weekend the parking lots at
different trailheads can be full and the trail themselves will be with many people.
Therefore, at winter this is by reservation only.
note 2: Make sure to make a visit reservation and day pass (Nov. – end of May).
thoughts: I visited here only one, only driving the main scenic one-way road and
stopping at some nice viewpoints. I can’t recommend on hiking trails.
visit the visitor center was closed due to Kovid19 and I had only short time for
pay gate there is a 13 miles Scenic Drive, this is one-way road going through
the popular stopping and viewing points.
many hiking options at the park, some are short and easy staying in the valley
and canyons other are longer and climb to high viewing points.
can be a nearby option for nature experience for people visiting Las Vegas,
spending here the morning or afternoon.