According to transporthint, Las Vegas is the ideal starting point for visiting the spectacular natural wonders and unique natural experiences. Within a radius of just 100 to 200 kilometers you will find some of the greatest attractions in the entire USA. They are easily accessible by car, bus or plane. We present the most worth seeing ones here.
Around 200 kilometers from Las Vegas, the lowest point in North America is located at minus 84.93 meters below sea level: This depression lies in the heart of Death Valley – as researchers call depressions below sea level. Death Valley impresses with its colorful wasteland, snow-capped mountain peaks, beautiful sand dunes and wild canyons. Rain clouds rarely get past the mountains, but even a little rain turns the desert into a blooming garden. Despite the harsh environmental conditions, more than 1,000 different plant species can be found in the park. They were able to adapt to the local climatic conditions. As soon as the sun goes down, the temperatures drop quite quickly due to the dry air. In July, the desert is about 47°C hot, but still over 700 venture annually. 000 visitors on the 210 km long road through the valley. Tours to Zabriskie Point, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Scotty’s Castle and other attractions can be booked year-round. The Valley Moreto
About a four-hour drive from Las Vegas is one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders: the Grand Canyon. Alternatively accessible by bus, plane or helicopter. More on that
Grand Canyon Skywalk
A glass viewing platform 220 meters above the canyon. The Skywalk offers an impressive view of the landscape of the Grand Canyon and the course of the Colorado River. You can find more information here
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
Built between 1931 and 1936, the power plant generates more than 4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year and provides power to Southern California (56%), Arizona (19%) and Nevada (25%). Its dam dams the Colorado River to form the 640 km² Lake Mead , which also supplies 18 million people in California, Arizona and Nevada with drinking water and invites them to swim, water ski, fish or dive.
Red Rock Canyon
Not far from Las Vegas, the landscape of the Red Rock Canyon invites you to climb, hike or simply marvel.
Valley of Fire State Park
The park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. It delights visitors with its main attraction: the ancient trees in the “Petrified Forest”. The park is located about 10 km from Lake Mead – one hour northeast of Las Vegas. The name “Valley of Fire” derives from the red sandstone formations that were created 150 million years ago by large faults in the sand dunes in the time of the dinosaurs. The approximately 3,000-year-old Indian rock carvings are another attraction of the park.
The desert in western North America covers an area of 35,000 km² and includes parts of the US states of California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. It forms a typical American desert basin bounded by the Tehachapi Mountains and the San Bernardino Ranges. Their western margins are very distinct as they consist of California’s two largest continental fault zones, the San Andreas Fault and the Garlock Fault Zone. The Mojave receives a maximum of 150 mm of rainfall per year and one of the hottest regions, Death Valley, averages temperatures of over 45°C in the months of July to August. It is also home to the Mojave National Preserve, a desert sanctuary with unique flora and fauna that has adapted to the area’s conditions.