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Trek along 55 linear miles of trails by foot, bike or horse. Cruise, paddle or cast a line on the waters of Lake Mead or the Colorado River. Scale nearby mountains, explore coves and canyons or just admire the treasures of the desert. If you're an outdoor adventure seeker, stay in Henderson and take the opportunity to visit a variety of landmarks, trails and wildlife attractions, all located in close proximity to our premier city.
Boulder City, NV
Visit one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Tour the Hoover Dam and learn about its inner structures and how it functions as a water resource, as well as a power plant. Standing at 726 feet high and covering 1,244 feet in length, you can't believe its enormity until you see it in person.
Bird Viewing Preserve
350 East Galleria Drive, Henderson
Stop by the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and see and learn about more than 200 species of birds in a human-made habitat providing naturally occurring food sources for resident, migrating and nesting birds.
River Mountains Loop Trail
River Mountains, Henderson
Hike, climb, cycle or horseback ride through the 35-mile trail system running through the River Mountains. Stop along the way and catch a glimpse of the Las Vegas Valley, Lake Mead and other breathtaking scenery. You may even run into a Big Horn Sheep along the way.
Henderson Trails & bike Lanes
In addition to the River Mountains Loop Trail, the City of Henderson offers a multitude of trails for hiking and biking. Voted "Best Place to Ride a Bike" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Henderson offers trails for all skill levels, whether novice or experienced. Visit CityofHenderson.com for maps and more information.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
601 Nevada Highway, Boulder City
If you love outdoor adventure, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the place for you, offering 550 miles of shoreline, six marinas, camping, beaches, boating, sailing, fishing, hiking and more.
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada
16395 Bonnie Springs Road, Blue Diamond Nevada
Spend the day visiting a petting zoo, hand-feeding the animals and horseback riding. The old western town features live shows and shops, a saloon and historic exhibits. Train rides are available weekends and holidays and horseback riding available daily.
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas
Experience various galleries within this attraction, both indoors and out. Indoor galleries contain over 300 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Las Vegas past, present and future. Head outdoors for desert animals, nearly two miles of walking trails and a unique play area for the kids.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
1000 Scenic Drive, Las Vegas
Take a scenic drive or bike ride of the 13-mile loop within the recreational area and enjoy the view of the breathtaking mountains and desert landscape. Explore by foot on the many hiking trails offered and take a break for a picnic or to admire the variety of wildlife perusing the area.
Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Road
Observe the beauty of the red sandstone formations and the Mojave Desert at the oldest and largest state park. You'll find ancient trees and represetation of early man through areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs, as you hike, camp or picnic at this wonderous attraction.
Floyd Lamb Park
9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas
With over 2,000 acres of tree-shaded groves, alongside four, small fishing lakes, you can fish, shoot, horseback ride or picnic while encountering native desert wildlife and vegetation throughout the facility. Ducks, geese, chickens and peacocks are park residents.
Kyle Canyon Road
Perfect for a scenic drive, hike or climb. You’ll see beautiful pine and juniper trees, along with a variety of wildlife including elk, sheep and deer. There are numerous hiking trails and picnic areas. Skiing and camping are also available.
Bootleg Canyon Trails
1021 Yucca St, Boulder City
If mountain biking is your thing, this internationally renowned trail system is for you. Consisting of a variety of different types of technical and scenic trails with names like"The Reaper" and "Armageddon," the International Mountain Bicycling Association has designated Bootleg Canyon as an "epic ride."
Grand Canyon National Park
Highway 64 North, Grand Canyon AZ
928-638-7888 / 800-959-9164
Just a short drive from Henderson, approximately 300 miles, is the exquisite natural wonder of the Grand Canyon. Visitors can hike, bike or hop aboard a mule to travel down the canyon. The attraction offers amazing views from various viewpoints along the different rims of the canyon.