Insider’s Guide To Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Check out the “other side of Las Vegas,” a scenic landscape of epic proportions filled with deserts, mountains, and canyons.

    Male Speaker1: Come, checkout the other side of Las Vegas; a scenic landscape of epic proportions filled with deserts, mountains and canyons.

    Male Speaker2: From the Lake Mead, to the Valley of Fire, to the Grand Canyon, we have some of the best desert landscapes in the world.

    Male Speaker1: Las Vegas is surrounded by breathtaking canyons just a few hours from the strip. The iconic Grand Canyon is just 300 miles southeast of the city with towering colorful clips spanning across 280 miles. Just 15 miles west of the city, Red Rock Canyon offers the ultimate escape with a place to hike, bike and rock climb. People who enjoy the mountains year round will want to drive just 45 minutes northwest to Mount Charleston popular for its hiking trails and panoramic views.

    If you are ready for true adventure in the outdoors, strap yourself in for Flightlinez 1.5 million Zip Line in Boulder City, where you'll descend thousands of feet at 65 miles per hour across Boot Leg Canyon, taking in an incredible mountain scenery.

    Want to cool down? Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. let's you swim, water ski and relax year round with the Hoover Dam right next door. And for serious kayakers or canoers, paddling down the Colorado River through Black Canyon is a once in a lifetime experience you'll never forget.

    To take in the scenery from a unique perspective jump on a plane or helicopter and get a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead or even the Hoover Dam. You can also speed through the desert with multiple tour companies or take it down a notch with a meandering guided tour of the Valley of Fire.

    Female Speaker: The Valley of Fire is considered the hidden jewel of Nevada and people seem to love it.

    Male Speaker1: Experience the great outdoors that surrounds Las Vegas and take a deep breath amidst the area's natural wonders.