Beginner Las Vegas Hikes
for the Nature Novice

Just a few miles from the Silverton are some of the most fantastic beginner Las Vegas hikes  — from the desert landscapes of Red Rock Canyon to the refreshing pines of Mt. Charleston.  You don’t have to be an expert hiker to enjoy these beginner Las Vegas hikes.  Here are three of our favorites:

 

Beginner Las Vegas Hikes at Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is just a short 25 minute drive from Silverton Casino, a Las Vegas hotel good for hiking.  Within minutes, you’ve left behind all traces of Sin City and are surrounded by gorgeous mountain landscapes, and perfect beginner Las Vegas hikes.

The Scenic Drive, a 13 mile paved road, provides access to explore the many special canyons and sandstone hills in the heart of the canyon. There are 12 different trailheads and free parking areas to begin your next outdoor adventure. A visitor center provides a great introduction to the unique natural and cultural history of this area along with safety and orientation information. This is also one of the best selfie spots in Las Vegas.

Before you head out, make a stop at Bass Pro Shops to pick up your hiking supplies, including a water bottle to stay hydrated.  To plan ahead, here’s a good site with more information.

Note:   Currently, Red Rock Canyon has a timed entry reservation system (through May 31, 2022).  All vehicles entering the Scenic Drive need a free reservation, which is available online.

 

Beginner Las Vegas Hikes at Mt. Charleston

Mt. Charleston

If you are worried about the high summer temperatures in Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston is your place to cool off while taking a beginner Las Vegas hike.  More than 60 miles of maintained trails wind through the area, most starting at over 6,000ft in elevation and some culminating at the 11,916ft Charleston Peak.  The good news — it’s less than an hour from Silverton Casino, your home base for a Las Vegas hike, and often as much as 30 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas valley below.

Be sure to  avoid dehydration due to the high elevation by packing plenty of water.  (Again, we recommend Bass Pro for supplies)

Note: Hikers should always watch the weather and check for flood, lightning, and avalanche warnings.

 

Las Vegas Nature Walk at Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve

Las Vegas Springs Preserve consists of 180 acres dedicated to nature walks and displays and is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The Preserve is located approximately 20 minutes from Silverton Casino and Bass Pro Shops. The Preserve is built around the original water source for Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Springs.

While more “theme park” than “nature trail,” this is a perfect beginner Las Vegas hike.  The Springs Preserve includes colorful desert botanical gardens, museum galleries, outdoor concert and event venues, an indoor theater, historic photo gallery and a series of walking trails that meander through a wetland habitat.

 

Take a Break:  Stay With Us! 

This summer we celebrate 25 years as one of Las Vegas’ favorite local casinos.  When you are done with your Las Vegas selfie spots, join us all year long for casino promotions, special offers, and a 25% discount on hotel stays through July 31, 2022    Book online or call Silverton Room Reservations at 866.722.4608 and use promo code 25OFF2022 to book your two-night minimum stay.

 

*Offer is limited, subject to change and based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Promotional rates are valid on standard rooms only. Room types are not guaranteed and are on a request basis only. Resort fees are not included. Offer is good for one room for a maximum of two persons. Limit of one active reservation. All reservations will require first night’s room/tax deposit upon booking. Must cancel 24 hours prior to check-in to receive a refund. A credit card deposit of $100 is required at hotel check-in. Must be 21 years of age or older to book. Management reserves all rights.

Las Vegas Side Trips

When it’s time to get away, Las Vegas has plenty of diversions.  To help with your plans, here are three of our favorite Las Vegas side trips — and a great offer to stay at Silverton.

Las Vegas Side Trip #1:  Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

It’s  the perfect time of the year to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which features a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, and picnic areas and many other outdoor recreation opportunities…  just 25 minutes away from Silverton.

The Scenic Drive, a 13 mile paved road, provides access to explore the many special canyons and sandstone hills in the heart of the canyon. There are 12 different trailheads and free parking areas to begin your next outdoor adventure. A visitor center provides a great introduction to the unique natural and cultural history of this area along with safety and orientation information.

Note:   Currently, Red Rock Canyon has a timed entry reservation system.  All vehicles entering the Scenic Drive need a free reservation, which is available online.

Las Vegas Side Trip #2:  Town Square

Town Square Las Vegas

‘Tis the season for outdoor shopping!  Just a few miles from Silverton, Town Square is a premier one-of-a-kind retail and entertainment destination, featuring 26 architecturally distinctive buildings, public parks , and water features.  Park your car and stroll around, visiting 150 retailers – from Apple to Zumiez, and every brand in between.

When it’s time to head indoors, Town Square is also home to  AMC 18 Theatres and Stoney’s Rockin’ Country.

Las Vegas Side Trip #3:  AREA 15

AREA 15 Las Vegas

AREA 15 is a new immersive playground in Las Vegas, all rolled into a vast and vibrant entertainment district.  It’s one of the great Las Vegas side trips.  Throw an axe, wander through a bamboo volcano, race on a zip line, or explore other mesmerizing realms.  From the futuristic to the thrill-seeking, there’s an experience for everybody here.

Dozens of featured experiences include VAN GOGH – The Immersive Experience,  the MEOW WOLF Omega Mart attraction, Sanctuary Sessions Silent Disco,  the Army of the Dead VR Experience, Lost Spirits Distillery, and the brand new illuminarium, which opens April 15.

 

Take a Break:  Stay With Us! 

This summer we celebrate 25 years as one of Las Vegas’ favorite local casinos. Join us all year long for casino promotions, special offers, and a 25% discount on hotel stays through July 31, 2022    Book online or call Silverton Room Reservations at 866.722.4608 and use promo code 25OFF2022 to book your two-night minimum stay.

 

*Offer is limited, subject to change and based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Promotional rates are valid on standard rooms only. Room types are not guaranteed and are on a request basis only. Resort fees are not included. Offer is good for one room for a maximum of two persons. Limit of one active reservation. All reservations will require first night’s room/tax deposit upon booking. Must cancel 24 hours prior to check-in to receive a refund. A credit card deposit of $100 is required at hotel check-in. Must be 21 years of age or older to book. Management reserves all rights.