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Snow Bound: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

Snow Bound: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

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A dazzling, snow-filled outdoor adventure is probably the last mental image most people would associate with Las Vegas. And that is precisely part of the beauty of making the trip to Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. It's a radically different environment from anywhere near the valley floor. Even driving within the speed limit, you […]

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Road Trip: Joshua Tree via desert back roads

Road Trip: Joshua Tree via desert back roads

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Sometimes you need a road trip to realize just how close Las Vegas is to truly remote places totally off the grid. How about hitting the road and pointing it to the intersection of two deserts? Remote enough? The destination is Joshua Tree but getting there is a journey in itself. Instead of getting on […]

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Urban Exploration: Angel Park Loop

Urban Exploration: Angel Park Loop

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The Angel Park Trail is a three-mile concrete loop that starts up near Vegas Drive & Rampart Boulevard, then runs south along Durango Drive to Angel Park. It then west along the Angel Park Golf Course to Alta Drive. This is truly one of the most outstanding trails in Las Vegas Valley. There are spectacular […]

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Urban Exploration: Flamingo Arroyo Trail

Urban Exploration: Flamingo Arroyo Trail

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The Flamingo Arroyo Trail begins at the Clark County Wetlands Park, and ends at Pecos McLeod. Plans to eventually extend it east to UNLV will push it to almost 9 miles in length. As part of the Las Vegas Valley Regional Trail System, the most recent trailhead was completed in 2010, and features art by […]

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Urban Exploration: Bonanza Trail

Urban Exploration: Bonanza Trail

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The Bonanza Trail is a six-mile trail that runs along Summerlin Parkway and U.S. 95. The concrete trail starts near Durango Drive at the Angel Park Trail (fore!). From there it takes you to Valley View Boulevard before ending at the scenic Red Rock Bicycle Trail near Valley View and Alta Drive, close to downtown. […]

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Road Trip: Arizona Hot Springs

Road Trip: Arizona Hot Springs

To say that finding the Arizona hot springs past Boulder is difficult might be the understatement of the century. It’s a pleasant hike with terrific views of canyons and the Colorado, but the National Park Service is wasting absolutely no signage on this hike. The biggest problem with this is that a lot of other […]

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Road Trip: Utah’s Scenic Highway 12

Road Trip: Utah’s Scenic Highway 12

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If you’re like me, you love desert living but long for fall foliage like clockwork every year. While many people flock to Zion this time of year, far fewer continue on to Bryce Canyon National Park to the Northeast. In fact, Bryce is just one of many natural wonders along Utah’s Highway 12, a scenic […]

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Local Hikes: Sloan Canyon Petroglyphs

Local Hikes: Sloan Canyon Petroglyphs

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We've been meaning to hike Sloan Canyon ever since reading Deborah Walls' book, Base Camp Las Vegas. This hidden gem is actually closer than we thought, and has been called "Sistine Chapel of Native American rock art" due to it's 300 rock art panels. Having seen many great petroglyphs at Valley of Fire, we decided to […]

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Local Hikes: Ice Box Canyon Trail

Local Hikes: Ice Box Canyon Trail

A spur of the moment hike to Red Rock at this time of year can be the best decision you’ve made in a long time. It’s the blooming season, so the desert is offering up colors you might only normally see in the tropics: bright orange, yellows, pinks, and purples. We decided to check out […]

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Local Hikes: Calico Tanks

Local Hikes: Calico Tanks

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My sister and I head up to Red Rock Canyon about once a week to enjoy some fresh air, sublime views, and good old fashioned exercise. Our favorite hike is Calico Tanks which begins at the Sandstone quarry. The entrance to this hike is off of the Scenic Loop so there is a small fee […]

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