Date: January 3, 2018
Category: Blog

Itching for an adventurous escape in 2018? We’ve gathered some of the top outdoor activities for you to consider in Southern Nevada. Whether you’re down to explore the desert on your own or prefer to be a part of a guided tour, Las Vegas has plenty of opportunity for adrenaline seekers. Wander through these five desert adventure destinations near Las Vegas below and don’t be afraid to get lost in nature for a day or two.

Black Canyon River Adventure

Take a unique and awe-inspiring day trip aboard a motor-assisted inflatable raft through spectacular Black Canyon – the natural gorge of the Colorado River immediately below Hoover Dam in Southern Nevada. The Black Canyon Raft Tour offers a 3-hour float down the river that includes lunch, personal tour guide, and transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel.

Las Vegas Off-Road Tours

Experience a different side of Las Vegas by escaping the strip and booking an off-road tour out in the Mohave desert. Choose how long you want to explore while behind the wheel of a Polaris RZR XP 1000. These tours are guided, but you’re the driver!

Colorado River Kayak

Plan a kayaking trip to explore the Colorado River and Black Canyon in a different light. Paddle your way to electrifying coves and save some time for a hike or two after lunch. Beginners are welcome, so don’t be afraid to sign up if you’ve never been paddling before.

Hummer Tour

Would you rather someone else take the wheel for the day? Travel in a Hummer H2 through Joshua tree forests, past Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim for three hours of exploring with this exciting day trip from Las Vegas.

Helicopter Tour

Soar above the desert landscape and snag a bird’s eye view of places like the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon. Tours include half-day or full-day options, depending on your preference and time constraints. Ready to sightsee in a whole new way? View the “highest” tours in Las Vegas here.

If you’re having trouble choosing which desert adventure to go on first, start with a relaxed day on the river on our Black Canyon River Adventure. You can always work up to more adventurous pursuits as you “find” yourself in the desert. Start your reservation today! You’ll be glad you did.