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Top 3 Reasons to Enjoy Nature on Your Vegas Vacation

The bright lights of the strip are not the only sights worth seeing on your next visit to Las Vegas. Less than an hour from the choreographed Bellagio fountains, the waters of the lower Colorado River in Lake Mead National Recreation Area sparkle in the desert sun. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we cannot help but recommend you include nature as part of your Las Vegas trip.

Here are three top reasons why:

1.   Inspiring Scenery

From soaring mountains and remarkable red rocks to the waters of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and Lake Mohave, there is an abundance of awe-inspiring natural beauty within a short drive from downtown Las Vegas. Powerful geological forces built the stunning landscape of the Mohave Desert and proof of this impressive history exists along the trails and canyons.

2.   Quiet Serenity

The solitude of the desert stands in stark contrast to the ever-present music and fun of Las Vegas. You don’t have to drive far before the noise of thousands of voices is replaced by sounds of the wilderness. Even in the popular Lake Mead National Recreation Area, you can easily find places of peaceful quiet such as the isolated Black Canyon Water Trail, which is perfect for a little rejuvenation during a busy vacation.

3.   Fascinating History

When you explore the outdoors around Las Vegas, you will get the opportunity to see the history of humanity in the valley. Archeologists have found evidence that shows human beings have lived in the Las Vegas Valley for over 10,000 years. The impact of humanity on the area can be seen in the petroglyphs carved into the rock by Native Americans, as well as in more recent edifices such as the Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

The best way to check out the natural beauty that surrounds Las Vegas is with a guided day trip. At Black River Canyon Adventures, we offer roundtrip transportation from Las Vegas hotels, making it easy to spend at least one day of your Vegas vacation in the great outdoors. Contact us today for more information or to book a nature break for your next trip to the strip.

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