RV Travel In Nevada
Many people think of Las Vegas when they think of Nevada, however, Nevada is so much more. With spectacular red rock canyons, mountains and pristine lakes, Nevada is also a land for the outdoor enthusiast and the nature lover. For these reasons, RV travel is the best way to see Nevada. RV travelers know that vacationing with an RV means freedom; freedom from time restrictions, freedom from set activities, freedom to do what you want to do. Traveling by RV will allow you to see such sites as Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston and Hoover Dam up close and personal.
Red Rock Canyon
Aside from the fact that you are surrounded by cliffs, red rock formations and striated mesas in this park, there is more beauty to be seen and explore on one of the hikes the park offers. The Cave Canyon Hike, for instance, has guests exploring one of the canyons of Blue Diamond Hill and caving inside one of the caves. A night hike, Red Springs Star Hike, takes visitor past rushing springs and learning about constellations. Children love the process of becoming Junior Rangers at Red Rock Canyon. They learn about plants and wildlife of the desert, make a craft and earn a Junior Ranger Certificate. If you are lucky, you might get caught in a traffic jam with a bunch of wild burros who are known for sticking their heads in car windows and searching for snacks they are not supposed to eat.
Just 35 miles from Las Vegas, Mount Charleston is the highest mountain in the Spring Mountain chain. Standing at an elevation of 11,916 feet, it has become a popular getaway for residents of Las Vegas as well as for travelers from all over. Skiing in the winter and camping and hiking the rest of the year are some of the main activities on Mount Charleston. There are many campgrounds for RV’s to choose from such as Fletcher View which has amenities like pressurized water and drinking water, firewood to purchase, electric hook ups and a pit restroom. Fun things to do at/near Fletcher View include bird watching, hiking and bicycling.
Hoover Dam, a National Historic Landmark, is the Western Hemisphere’s highest concrete dam and stands at over 725 feet above the mighty Colorado River. The dam produces 4 billion kilowatts of electricity every year which makes it one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the country. The Hoover Dam Tour is a unique experience in which guests get to see a video about the history, go 500 feet underground to see the generator, stand on a 30-foot pipe where you can feel the rushing water and stand on the observation deck for an amazing view of the Colorado River as well as Lake Mead. After leaving Hoover Dam you can head down to Lake Mead where there are several campgrounds to choose from as well as activities such as kayaking, sport fishing and desert hiking.
Nevada has wide open spaces, lots of natural beauty and many campgrounds from which to enjoy it all. And RV travelers have the time to enjoy it all.