Best Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas

Las Vegas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

What are the best ways to enjoy the outdoors in Las Vegas? Las Vegas may be known for the glitter and glam of the Las Vegas Strip, but there are dozens of ways to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mojave desert. We’re sharing a few of our picks for enjoying the outdoors in Las Vegas. From adrenaline-pumping ideas to relaxing, scenic options–we’re highlighting the best of everything outdoors in Las Vegas.

Explore the Grand Canyon From Las Vegas

It’s easy to imagine Las Vegas as a city of lights in the middle of the desert, but Las Vegas is also located near some of the most beautiful natural wonders. The Grand Canyon National Park opened in 1919 and is celebrating its Centennial year in 2019.

The best and most breathtaking way to visit the Grand Canyon is via a helicopter ride. Helicopter tours will set you back a few hundred dollars but seeing the Grand Canyon from the sky is truly priceless. We recommend checking out tours from SundanceMaverick, and Papillon. Each offers slightly different packages and options so finding the right one for you will be easy.

Get Outdoors Dune Buggy in the Las Vegas Desert

Get off-road with Sun Buggy Fun Rentals. Sun Buggy is an off-road ATV tour company with ten years of experience in the Las Vegas valley. They offer tours with ATVs, Polaris RZRs, 3/4 scale desert racers, and dune buggies. These things are fast, and we know that fast means fun!

Sun Buggy offers free shuttle service on their adventure packages with pick up almost anywhere in Las Vegas. What are you waiting for? Start dreaming up your next dune buggy dream.

Enjoy Art Outdoors in Las Vegas 

Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a 35-foot high art installation in the middle of the Las Vegas desert. The art installation is located just ten miles south of Las Vegas, alongside Interstate 15. Seven Magic Mountains was produced by the Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art.

Originally opened in May of 2016 with a plan of remaining for just two years, the installation has become so popular that it will now remain until the end of 2021. Don’t wait!  We don’t want you to miss the opportunity to see this piece of public art. Plus, it’s a great spot to snap an incredible photo.

Zip-lining in Bootleg Canyon

Are you ready for an exciting adventure and beautiful scenery? Zipline tours allow you a new way to experience the outdoors. Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon offers four ziplines that cover over a mile and a half of the Bootleg Canyon. Tours start at the top of the mountain and guests make their way back down over a series of ziplines and incredible views. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife–they’ve been known to make appearances for tours.

Daytime zipline tours are offered from 9 am to 2 pm, sunset tours begin at 5 pm. Finally, moonlight zipline (yep, tours at night with just the moon to light the mountain) tours begin at 8 pm.

Take a Pink Jeep Tour

Explore the beautiful desert mountains, valley and views with Pink Jeep Adventure Tours. Pink Jeep offers dozens of different tours around Las Vegas. The most popular tours include a 9-hour exploration of Death Valley, a half-day trip to the Valley of Fire–the first and largest State Park in Nevada, and the full-day Grand Canyon South Rim tour.

Pink Jeep Adventure Tours has been providing guests with unforgettable experiences for 58 years. Check out of their tour options to find one that’s perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

Golfing in Las Vegas

Golfing is one of the best ways to spend a morning or afternoon enjoying the outdoors. Las Vegas has dozens of options for every skill level and interest. Enjoy the outdoors on your next trip by making golf plans.

Explore Lake Las Vegas

Head over to Lake Las Vegas for exciting water sports in a gorgeous and serene setting. Lake Las Vegas Water Sports offers several rental options including:

  • Yacht Rental
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Tandem Kayaks
  • Water Pedal Bikes
  • Cable Park Passes
  • Paddle Boards
  • Pedal Boats
  • Flyboards
  • Trevi Jay Boats

Lake Las Vegas Water Sports also offers membership packages for rentals by the month and season. After you’re done enjoying the water, don’t forget to explore the beautiful hotels and restaurants surrounding the lake. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset after an activity-packed day.

Horseback Riding

Giddy up and get over to Sandy Valley Ranch. Sandy Valley Ranch is just 45 minutes from Las Vegas but will feel a whole world away. All their horseback rides are private–just your guide and party members. Additionally, all rides are tailored to your party and their skill level and experience.

Looking to up the ante? Sandy Valley Ranch also offers a Cowboy for a Day experience where guests and experience what it’s like to herd cattle, trail ride, and shoot Wild West ’45s. Your day ends with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a Cowboy Gourmet Dinner and campfire.

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Explore the Las Vegas Outdoors

How are you planning on enjoying the outdoors in Las Vegas? Do your vacations include adventure or just relaxing?