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That's a valid point.
Not sure you would like our desert landscape nature. Las Vegas is surrounded by desert.
Some things you can do:
Only a 30-minute drive west of the Strip lies Red Rock Canyon, a Technicolor natural conservation area composed of sandstone bluffs, seasonal waterfall oases, and desert hiking trails that wind past prime wildlife watching areas. To see everything up close, climb on a bicycle to tour the park's memorable 13-mile scenic drive.
A multicoloured chasm measuring a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is probably the USA's signature natural attraction. What better way to appreciate its scope than from the air, more specifically from a helicopter's window seat? A helicopter is also the fastest way to get to the canyon from Las Vegas
Carving its way through the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River spills over the Hoover Dam, just a 40-minute drive from the Strip. Touring the dam, which lets you go deep underground to see the massive electricity generators up close, is a popular day trip for Vegas visitors. But most tourists never see the dam from the bottom up. kayak tours that launch below the gigantic dam,
For classic south-western desert scenery just like in Hollywood westerns, drive an hour north-east of the Strip to Valley of Fire state park. Bizarre rock formations with memorable names such as White Domes, Arch Rock, and the Mouse's Tank are scattered across the desert landscape. If you look closely, some rocks are inscribed with ancient Native American petroglyphs.
Flying into Las Vegas, you'll glimpse miles of huge sand dunes encircling the city. To really get out there and experience the desert, the wind whipping your hair around as you bounce over terrain that no normal car could handle, you've got to rent a dune buggy. Based near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sun Buggy lets you bring along a group of friends for the Mini Baja Chase, a 30-minute race during which you'll feel like you're flying on downhill descents and roaring up over sandy hills.