This blaze of ruddy rock just west of Las Vegas is a destination for tourists, athletes and adventurers. Visitors can hike its many trails, bike the undulating scenic loop or simply drive the 13-mile road through the park, pausing to take in the sights—all best enjoyed outside the scorching summer season. To do Red Rock right, however, you’ll have to rope up. The canyon is home to some of the best climbing in the U.S.
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If you’re under the impression that Las Vegas attractions only reside inside the best Las Vegas casinos, think again. The valley is home to many outdoor spaces ideal for hiking, cycling, running, picnicking, relaxing and getting sun. From ancient petroglyphs to modern playgrounds, there’s plenty to see at each one of these Las Vegas parks. Round up a few friends, grab an iced latte at one of the best coffee shops and cafes in Las Vegas and spend the day on these lush green spaces.