McCullough Hills Trail in Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area mixes plenty of peaceful desert time with heaping amounts of healthy accomplishment.
Natalie Burt, a former news reporter at the Review-Journal for 11 years, spends as much of her free time as possible enjoying Southern Nevada’s outdoors. She’s now a teacher and has lived in Henderson for 17 years.
Turquoise pools and glittery electric-blue pupfish stand out at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, a remarkable oasis about 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
A visit to one of the West’s most stunning and heavily visited natural treasures can be filled with joyful and inspiring moments.
Why not try yoga during these downward dog days of summer? Local instructor Diane Rosenstein, 72, explains how it nurtures our bodies and minds.
For anyone needing a Red Rock fix in July or August, a successful approach would include early-bird behavior, heat tolerance, educational ambition and plenty of drinking water.
A ride along California’s 80-mile Pacific Surfliner train route comes with incomparable ocean views and opportunities to switch up exercise routines in beach towns.
The rhythm of kayaking comes fairly naturally, but logging some time in the water is essential before planning anything challenging.
Finding shooting stars and orchids in the no-frills Mojave Desert sounds like an impossible task, yet they’ll be blooming in April and May at Calico Basin.
Fields of ephemeral wildflowers aren’t expected this year at Death Valley, but the nearby national park’s rock-solidly stunning geology never takes time off.
For those entertaining extra wintry indulgences and traveling 450 miles, Northern Nevada and its mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe promise pristine and playful times.
Starting off the new year with a Red Rock nature show has been my Jan. 1 choice most years for the past three decades.
Taking to the trails at Clark County Wetlands Park is good for the heart and mind, and a recently launched mobile app can help with both the exercise and education.
Fall makes a fine time to explore areas best avoided during scorching summer days, such as Valley of Fire and Sloan Canyon.
The mostly flat Historic Railroad Trail allows walkers and bicyclists to travel back to the early 1930s.
Mural admirers don’t need a defined path to get the most from a near decade of creativity left behind by the annual Life is Beautiful music festival in downtown Las Vegas.