Leaving Las Vegas
Escape the bright lights of the big city and explore the beautiful scenery of the Greater Las Vegas area in a Slingshot! From the world-famous Hoover Dam to Lake Mead and Mount Charleston, the most beautiful desserts, lakes, and mountains are all at your fingertips!
The Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. States of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States, measured by water capacity. It is on the Colorado River about 24 mi (39 km) from the Las Vegas Strip southeast of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. The reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, Nevada, and California, providing sustenance to nearly 20 million people and large areas of farmland.
RED ROCK CAYNON
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, allows visitors to hike, picnic and view plant and animal life under 3,000-foot-high red rock formations. Red Rock Canyon presents awe-inspiring views most wouldn’t expect to see near a major metropolitan city. In contrast to the bright lights and hype of the Strip, Red Rock offers desert beauty, towering red cliffs and abundant wildlife.
Boulder City, Nevada, just 20 miles from Las Vegas, is the perfect place to spend a day. With a quaint atmosphere and beautiful historic charm, you’ll find plenty to see and lots to do. Take a stroll down Main Street and peek your head into any of our many unique boutiques or spend a day playing one of our majestic golf courses.
Laughlin is 90 miles (140 km) south of Las Vegas, located in the far southern tip of Nevada. It is best known for its gaming, entertainment, and water recreation. Being located on the river, outdoor and family activities are emphasized. Many of the casinos that line the Colorado River are linked by an unofficial pedestrian thoroughfare known as the Laughlin Riverwalk.
Named for nearby Mount Charleston, the highest point in Clark County, the town is in a valley of the Spring Mountains to the northwest of Las Vegas, noted for its hiking trails, and for the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel. At an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, temperatures are much lower than in Las Vegas, which has an elevation of about 2,000 feet, making it a popular place for Las Vegans to vacation.
LAKE LAS VEGAS
Lake Las Vegas is a pristine, master-planned 3600 acre residential and recreational community surrounding a freshwater lake. Its old-world Mediterranean theme is reflected in the overall design and ambiance of this charming destination and also very unique to the desert southwest. This spectacular waterside resort destination will be sure to make you feel like you’re at a desert paradise but really only minutes away from the famed Las Vegas Strip.
VALLEY OF FIRE
Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays.