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Natural Beauty and Wild Nightlife

Beyond hitting the nightlife in cities such as Reno and Vegas, plan to hike, camp or bike through the Sierra Nevada mountains. And don't leave without boating or sailing on the state's water sources, including Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead and the Humboldt River.

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Roughly the size of Rhode Island, Yosemite's landscape hosts a diverse array of ecosystems such as scrubby chaparral, old-growth forests of pine and sequoia, and expanses of alpine woodlands and meadows.  960 1280

Benjamin Pack  

Getting to Yosemite

Getting to Yosemite

Located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite takes eight to ten hours depending on the time of year. The shorter route is closed from November through May due to snowfall. 960 1280

Patricia Klarner  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

From the park entrance off Utah Route 63, visitors can take the main road all the way to Bryce amphitheater, a strikingly large horseshoe-shaped canyon that encompasses six square miles. 960 1280

Kylie Pearse  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

It only takes about four hours to reach the Grand Canyon's South Rim. The South Rim entrance is open all year and on clear days, visitors can see 90 to 110 miles of visible splendor. 960 1280

John Mulloy  

Deep History

Deep History

How the Grand Canyon formed is still open for debate, but most geologists agree that the immense canyon we see today is 5 to 6 million years old. 960 1280

John Mulloy  

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

The seasonal gardens of the cholla cactus are one of 16 attractions in Joshua Tree National Park that are accessible from the park’s 18-mile auto tour. The tour takes approximately two hours round trip. 960 1280

Kelly Smith Trimble  

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches stands out from its neighboring national parks in Canyon Country for its high quantity of natural stone arches. There are more than 2,000 arches in the park.  960 1280

Addie Navarro  

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Thousands of years of erosion has carved Canyonlands into a rugged playground for outdoor adventurers. Hundreds of mountain bikers, four-wheelers, hikers and backpackers visit every year to explore. 960 1280

John Mulloy  

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

A mere 160 miles from Las Vegas, Zion offers city-dwellers one of the quickest ways to get away for a weekend.  960 1280

Whitney North  

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