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Retrace historic footsteps along Old Spanish Trail

Travelers along some of Nevada’s major highways follow the historic footsteps of centuries-old trails. Head north into Utah on Interstate 15, or west into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and over the mountains into Pahrump Valley, and you retrace part of the Old Spanish Trail, the oldest transportation corridor in the state.

Want to go birdwatching?

Springtime in the desert is the premier birdwatching season, when thousands of avian visitors follow a major international flyway northward as winter retreats.

Northshore Road a nice place for a quick getaway

Southern Nevadans seeking nearby outings on short winter days cannot go wrong with Lake Mead’s Northshore Road. This 62-mile scenic drive within Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers sweeping views of the lake, colorful desert panoramas and rugged mountains.

Fall a fine time to visit scenic Lincoln County

Sparsely populated Lincoln County comprises old towns, ancient rock art, numerous all-terrain vehicle trails and five outstanding areas preserved as state parks. Visit this autumn and you’ll enjoy seasonal color until the snow flies.

Explore ancient cultures near Flagstaff

Visitors to Flagstaff, Ariz., can learn about native cultures at the Museum of Northern Arizona and see glimpses of the region’s fascinating past on scenic side trips to three nearby national monuments.

Parowan home to ample history

Parowan, Utah, occupies a peaceful valley at the floor of a stream-carved canyon just off Interstate 15 north of Cedar City, about 200 miles from Las Vegas.