Often times people associate Las Vegas with the strip but did you know there are countless outdoor activities to enjoy in Las Vegas? From the mountains to the lakes, Nevada truly checks off any desire you have to be active outdoors. Below are the top four outdoor activities to try out in Las Vegas.

Top 4 Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas

Ski/Snowboard Mt Charleston

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Although Tahoe, Park City, and Lee Canyon are close, Mt Charleston is even closer. Mt Charleston offers hiking trails, a boutique hotel/lodge and plenty to enjoy around the mountain. The lodge is situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet among Kyle Canyons. You can also rent cabins via Airbnb or other third party services and make a weekend out of it.

Hike Calico Tanks Trail

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The Calico Tanks Trail is located 16 miles outside of Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon and is a great hiking trail for groups. The trail is around 2.5 miles and is open to all ages and levels of experience. This trail features remarkable views of Las Vegas and it’s surrounding beauty. There are many other hiking trails available for a complete list check out: https://www.alltrails.com/us/nevada/las-vegas

Stand Up Paddle Board in Lake Las Vegas

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Lake Las Vegas refers to a 320-acre (130 ha) artificial lake and the 3,592-acre (1,454 ha) developed area around the lake. When I first moved to Las Vegas I didn’t even know such a place existed until a friend invited me to experience it. Not only was I blown away, but I was also excited to learn about this paradise where I could enjoy kayaking, boating and stand up paddleboarding.

Mountain Bike Cottonwood Canyon

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Twist and turn your way around a forest of Joshua trees on the Cottonwood Valley Mountain Bike Loop. Experience distant views of Las Vegas and 65+ miles of trail to enjoy. If Cottonwood Valley is far for you to trail through, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which offers numerous places to pull off and snap a photo.

Whether you enjoy the mountains or the lakes, Las Vegas is the place for you.

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