There are many scenic places located throughout Nevada, and some of these places are better known than others. Sometimes you’ve got to travel off the beaten path to discover all the beauty Nevada has to offer.
Let’s take a look at nine scenic places you may or may not already be familiar with. If you’ve never visited these places, they should definitely be added to your bucket list.
1. Lunar Crater Volcanic Field
Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, located in central Nevada, covers more than 100 square miles and is comprised of cinder cones, elongated fissures, ash hills and a 430-foot deep lunar crater--which happens to be its main feature.
2. Floyd Lamb Park
Floyd Lamb Park, located in Las Vegas, is a 2,040-acre park that's centered on Tule Springs, a series of small lakes. This lovely park also features four stocked ponds and beautiful scenic paths.
3. Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor is Lake Tahoe's finest beach, and it's surrounded by Lake Tahoe's most spectacular scenery.
4. Boundary Peak
Located in Esmeralda County, and at more than 13,000 feet, Boundary Peak is Nevada's highest point.
5. Washoe Lake
Washoe Lake is located within the Washoe Valley of Washoe County. Because of its high wind speeds, Washoe Lake is very popular among windsurfers.
6. Crystal Spring at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located within the Amargosa Valley of southern Nye County. Crystal Spring is just one of the many beautiful springs located at this refuge.
7. Lake Mohave
Lake Mohave is a reservoir that was formed by Davis Dam on the Colorado River. It also defines the border between Nevada and Arizona. Lake Mohave is located north of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona, and it's an important part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
8. Sand Mountain
Sand Mountain, a singing sand dune, is located approximately 25 miles east of Fallon, Nevada. It measures two miles in length and is nearly 600 feet high. Sand Mountain is the perfect spot for off-road enthusiasts.
9. Angel Lake
Angel Lake, located in central Elko County, is a glacial tarn that covers approximately 13 acres and is a popular recreation site within the area.
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