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Visitors to Las Vegas often marvel at the mountains that ring the city, scrappy hills to the east, rocky peaks painted red in the west and snow-capped summits north of town, covered in forests of hearty pine. Yes, Sin City is about much more than the best Las Vegas casinos (just check out our list of the best things to do in Las Vegas for some more inspiration). Despite sweltering summers, the city is a hiker’s paradise, where trails for every fitness level and adventure appetite await within a quick drive. Whether you want to navigate slot canyons or sand dunes, explore hidden forests or hot springs, here are the best spots to go hiking near Las Vegas. Just be warned: You’ll want to make an appointment at the best spas in Las Vegas to recuperate your strength after all that exercise.