is full of long, dusty desert roads, but there is great
scenic beauty in this State as well. For example, as you
drive to Great Basin National Park the change in scenery
is quick and in no time you are among old trees. The
Bristlecone Pine is rumored to be among the oldest tree
species alive today.
on "the outskirts of nowhere," Big Rock Wilderness sits
at 6,844 feet of elevation, 121 miles from Ely, Nevada
and 141 miles from Las Vegas. Here large boulder fields
are a treat for climbers, and if you wish to enjoy a
night sky devoid of city lights or pitch a tent in true
desert wilderness, Big Rocks is where you can do
Valley of Fire State Park is less than an hour away from
Las Vegas, but it feels remote and unspoiled by the chaos
of the strip. The rock formations here, as well as in
nearby Red Rock Canyon, are incredible.
are many eye-popping National Historic Landmarks in
Nevada. These significant landmarks span literally
thousands of years of Nevada geologic history.