Scattered across Nevada, huge beehive-shaped stone structures mark a colorful period in the state’s past. The 30-foot-high charcoal ovens played a vital role in Nevada mining in the late 1800s.
Margo Bartlett Pesek writes about day trips from Las Vegas and information about the surrounding areas. Her column appears Sunday in Travel/Living.
Early autumn, along with late spring, marks one of the best times to visit the iconic Western scenery of Monument Valley, when days are generally balmy and bright in this desert destination on the Arizona-Utah border.
The beautiful cliffs and canyons known as Snow Canyon State Park near St. George, Utah, have been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Artifacts left well over 2,500 years ago indicate humans came to hunt, gather food and find shelter over a span of about 700 years. Then came the Anasazi, Ancestral Puebloans, farmers and pueblo builders who occupied the area for more than 1,000 years.
Astronomical events largely go unnoticed in urban settings where artificial lighting dims views of night skies. But beyond the glare of city lights, Nevada’s open spaces offer wonderful views of some of the darkest skies in the country.
Bowers Mansion, one of Nevada’s most famous residences, memorializes the first fabulous Comstock mining era that brought Nevada Territory to statehood during the Civil War.
Bodie, a ghost town near Mono Lake in eastern California, preserves the remnants of an 1880s boomtown in a state of “arresteddecay” as a California State Historic Park.
Unique experiences await visitors to Grand Canyon Caverns in northern Arizona, starting with a choice of five tours of the largest dry caverns in the United States.
Austin once reigned as queen of the Central Nevada mining towns. Today it lures visitors by trading upon its past, its location on U.S. Highway 50 and nearby recreational attractions.
U.S. Highway 50, famously dubbed “the loneliest road in America,” traverses more than 400 miles of the state’s sparsely populated heartland as it parallels frontier trails.
County fairs are anticipated annual events in several of Nevada’s rural counties, providing a break in the routine for farmers and ranchers as harvest season approaches.
Beautiful wild gardens greet high-country visitors throughout the West during the brief season between snowmelt and snowfall.
This agricultural area along the east fork of the Carson River in northwestern Nevada is best visited from May through October.
Scattered across Nevada’s vast outback, several working livestock ranches welcome vacationing guests.
A comfortable place to live and a charming town to visit, Boulder City provides a day-trip destination for dining, shopping, museums, downtown artscapes, wide-ranging outdoor activities and special events.
Set amid the stunning scenery of Utah’s color country, historic Kanab is a portal to the past and a hub for recreational attractions in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.