For three years, my husband and I lived in Henderson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. We think of our time there as our “great adventure”. We explored lots of areas that we never saw when we were just tourists. This photo were taken at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.
The park’s higher elevation at 3,727 ft. gives it enough temperature difference from the desert valley below for lush greenery. The park runs 10-15 degrees cooler than the city of Las Vegas, just a few miles away. If you are vacationing in Sin City and want a bit of a respite, I highly recommend a visit to Spring Mountain Ranch. There are walking trails, picnic areas and a fun gift shop in the historic house.
The place has a bit of history, as many things do in Las Vegas, including the theft of the Krupp Diamond! For more information about the history of this park, click here.