Bitter Spring Byway explores a region of rugged foothills and desert arroyos that seems remote from the sprawl of the urban Las Vegas Valley but actually lies not far to the north.
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Living in Las Vegas provides ample opportunities for outdoor escapes that are just a few short hours (sometimes shorter) away, and one of my personal favorites is Zion National Park in southern Utah.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park lies within a half-hour's drive of the Las Vegas Valley in the heart of scenic Red Rock Canyon National Convservation Area. Its pastoral setting, fascinating history, special events and year-round recreational activities make it a popular getaway.
Carved from limestone by the Logan River and its many tributaries, beautiful Logan Canyon in northeastern Utah provides access to the forested heights of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of the city of Logan.
Western showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody founded his namesake Wyoming town in 1896 to welcome visitors to Yellowstone National Park.
Anasazi State Park Museum near the farming community of Boulder in southern Utah preserves an important archaeological site where excavation has revealed nearly 100 structures and thousands of artifacts from prehistoric Native Americans.
The magic of the open road, trail or mountain has long captured the imaginations of cyclists, whether they are professional riders or weekend warriors. Here are nine rides that will leave you itching to grab your bike and take to the road.
St. George is the perfect place for a sunny weekend escape. It's a desert playground that offers hiking, golfing, biking, climbing and many more family friendly activities.
The feeling had been nagging at me for years, the urge to ride a bicycle along the Pacific Ocean in North County, that area north of San Diego. From Oceanside through Carlsbad and Encinitas to Solana Beach, Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. All on old U.S. 101, the coastal road.
Here's a list of getaways for the month of August.
Ely is much like the mines that made it, nearly broke it and partially sustain it today: It doesn't look like much on the surface, but scrape away the dust and the dirt and you'll uncover more than a few gems.
For outdoor lovers in Southern Nevada, summer temperatures can bring out severe cases of cabin fever. It is difficult locating a hiking or biking destination with moderate temperatures that isn't crowded and isn't too far away.
The route through the Sierra Nevadas runs through historic towns, follows streams, overlooks lakes, traverses ranch country and climbs several foothill summits.
As much as locals love Las Vegas, sometimes you have to get away from it all for a day, or even an afternoon. Luckily, the desert (and even the city) is full of surprises and quiet places to avoid the hustle and bustle of Sin City.
Fort Verde State Historical Park in Arizona preserves remnants of frontier history during turbulent times of the late 1800s.
Southern Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park comprises a unique geological area, the gorgeous sands colored by iron oxide from the eroding Navajo sandstone found throughout the state’s color country.
One of the reasons to love primitive camping over other varieties is its low cost. This stripped-down version of camping can save you money, since you will need a lot less equipment to get up close to nature: just a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack and other necessities.
Is going to Disney really a good idea when you are expecting? Here are ways to enjoy the parks even if you’ve got a growing baby bump.
Southwestern Utah’s gorgeous Kolob Terrace sweeps from the 10,000-foot heights of the Markagunt Plateau to the cliff tops of Zion Canyon. This wild and rugged area lures campers, hikers, horsemen and fishermen.
This alpine lake more than 6,000 feet above sea level, which is as much as 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, inspires so much awe that sometimes, words simply fail.
Las Vegans itching for a taste of somewhere new are only a short drive from another Western food haven: Los Angeles. Far more than avocados and quinoa, California cuisine has a breadth and depth that one has to taste to believe.
The following activities are planned in the Las Vegas region during July.
There are at least 16 new roller coasters across the country that have opened or are about to open this summer. Here are six totally worth the trip.