People would be surprised at what Las Vegas has to truly offer in the wintertime. As locals experience extreme temperature drops, they head to nature’s hidden gems in located right in the valley for leisure, adventure and a dose of nature. Check out these five beautiful winter escapes you definitely want to explore in the middle of the desert.
As Las Vegas’ main attraction all year-round for hiking and outdoor recreation, Mount Charleston is covered with snow in the winter months. The perfect spot for families, you can play in the snow and take light strolls through a white wonderland. It can get a bit icy for hiking on the popular trails, so be sure you’re prepared with proper gear. Don’t forget to stop by at the Mount Charleston Lodge for some delicious grub!
Literally “The Coolest Place in Vegas,” Lee Canyon is the place to shred on the slopes and have fun with your best friends! Located just outside Mount Charleston, it’s about a 40-60 minute drive from the city– but totally worth it! From rentals, private coaching, tubing and more, Lee Canyon welcomes all levels of skiing and snowboarding.
The Red Rock Canyon is a great place to do your hiking in the wintertime. Though it is a lower elevation, you can still get your dose of nature without freezing your finger off. Grab a buddy or leash up your dog, and explore Red Rock’s various hiking trails to beautiful terrains.
Just a 45 minute drive from Las Vegas, the infamous Hoover Dam is a must-see in the winter. From private tours to paddling and rafting, taking a trip to this significant landscape is definitely one for the books.
If you’re up for a road trip with friends and family , the Grand Canyon National Park is a five hour drive from the city. There are many fun ways to explore the Grand Canyon in the winter. Catch their guided tours to learn about this beautiful, historic site.