Basin and Range National Monument
The Basin and Range area is a vast and iconic American landscape comprising rugged mountain ranges and rock art sites. It preserves the legacies of 13,000 years of culture. In the middle lies Michael Heizer’s monumental sculpture, “City,” on private land he owns.
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
The NCA protects 120 miles of the finest Western stretches of the historic emigrant trails and wagon ruts; pioneer graffiti and historic structures persist to this day. Spectacular scenic opportunities abound in one of the largest and flattest alkaline playas in the United States. The 44-mile long Playa is a now-dry remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan. Interesting geologic features dominate the landscape, and opportunities for solitude abound. Each Labor Day week, the Black Rock Playa is also the location of the world-famous Burning Man Festival.
Gold Butte National Monument
Gold Butte National Monument is overflowing with jaw-dropping geology, history and remote, undeveloped camping opportunities. It is sacred to the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, and protects petroglyphs and traces of human habitation dating back over 12,000 years. The area is popular for hiking, hunting, birding and driving the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway to it's namesake mining ghost town.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip and is a can't-miss destination. It offers world-class rock climbing and a multitude of other recreation, as well as a scenic drive, miles of trails, picnic areas and a visitor center.
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area's 48,438 acres provide peace and solitude for those who visit the unique scenic and geologic features and extraordinary cultural resources.