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Things to see in Mesquite
Explore natural wonders in several national parks just a short drive from Mesquite. Along the way, you'll also discover many local sights you won't want to miss.

Mesquite Attractions

Attractions Near Mesquite

Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah 63, Bryce, UT 84764 Phone: (435) 834-5322
Thousands of delicately-carved spires rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park. Millions of years of wind and water at work have etched out the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon National Park is 24 miles southeast of Panguitch, Utah. The visitor center is open year-round. Park entrance fee.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

2390 W Hwy 56, Ste 11, Cedar City, UT 84720 Phone: (435) 586-9451
Cedar Breaks National Monument is nestled high in the Cedar Mountains between Cedar City and Panguitch. Sudden contrasting landscapes come together to make one of Southern Utah's finest touring attractions. Many visitors from around the world enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Cedar Breaks annually. Grass fields, evergreen trees, wildlife and windblown sandstone make for a grand experience unique to only a few locations in the world. The area provides mild temperatures during the summer months. Cedar Breaks will become a favorite stop for those seeking the solitude and beauty of nature. Cedar Breaks National Monument is open from early June to mid-October. Entrance fee.

Dixie National Forest

1789 N Wedgewood Ln, Cedar City, UT 84720 Phone: (435) 865-3700
The Dixie National Forest, with headquarters in Cedar City, Utah occupies two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. The largest National Forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. Elevations vary from 2,800 feet near St. George, Utah to 11,322 feet at Blue Bell Knoll on Boulder Mountain. The southern rim of the Great Basin, near the Colorado River, provides spectacular scenery. Colorado River canyons are made up of many-colored cliffs and steep-walled gorges.

Gold Butte National Monument

Interstate 15 and Exit 112 Riverside/Bunkerville, Mesquite, NV 89027
The Gold Butte National Monument one of the newest national monuments and includes 350,000 acres of rugged and remote desert landscape. Chiseled red sandstone, tree-clad mountains, twisting canyons are in the stretch of the Mojave Desert. Little Finland is part of the Gold Butte National Monument where a plateau of orange/red Aztec sandstone has been eroded into intricate and complex forms in an area of 2,000 by 400 feet. At this time there is no visitor center or modern facilities.

Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

Highway 67, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 Phone: (928) 638-7888
You'll find that the Grand Canyon's North Rim, open from mid May through mid October, offers a uniquely different experience from that of the South Rim. For one thing, it's generally a lot less crowded. A mile deep and 18 miles wide in places, the 277-mile-long Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring destination for any visitor. Entrance Fee.

Great Basin National Park

100 Great Basin NP, Baker, NV 89311 Phone: (775) 234-7331
From the sagebrush at its alluvial base to the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park includes streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines, and numerous limestone caverns, including beautiful Lehman Caves. Located in east-central Nevada near U.S. Highway 6 & 50 approximately 286 miles North of Las Vegas. Open year round.

Hoover Dam

US Hwy 93, Boulder City, NV 89006 Phone: (702) 494-2517
Few man-made sights are more breathtaking than massive Hoover Dam. Soaring more than 70 stories (726 feet) from the bottom of Black Canyon, it is the highest dam in the United States. Lake Mead, the country's largest man-made lake, provides 550 miles of varied and unsurpassed outdoor activities throughout the Lake Mead National Recreation area. The Hoover Dam Tour Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tour Center open from 9am - 6pm. This manmade "wonder of the world" is a mere 75 miles north of Laughlin and easily accessible for a memorable day trip.

If you’re heading to Las Vegas from Arizona on US 93, the new Hoover Dam Bridge is your express lane to the Entertainment Capital of the World. It spans across the Colorado River and rises 890 feet above the river and is a great alternative to US 95 because it will reduce your travel time. In no time, you’ll be in the middle of all the action from shows and shopping, to spas and restaurants!

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV 89029 Phone: (702) 293-8990
Lake Mead, formed by the Hoover Dam, is the country's largest manmade lake, providing 550 miles of shoreline with varied and exceptional outdoor activities. Both Lakes Mead and Mohave comprise the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and are part of the National Park Service.

Valley Of Fire State Park

PO Box 515, Overton, NV 89040 Phone: (702) 397-2088
From Las Vegas take I-15 north, approx 40 miles, to Exit 75 and turn right; admission. Valley of Fire derives its name from the spectacular red sandstone formations in the park. A visitors information center located within the park includes exhibits on geology, prehistory and ecology of the park. There are camping sites, picnicking sites and hiking opportunities for the visitor.

Virgin River Gorge Recreation Area

Cedar Pockets Rd, Littlefield, AZ 86432 Phone: (435) 688-3200
The Recreation Area is located off of Interstate 15 about 20 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada. The Virgin River Gorge Recreation Area is the only developed campground you will find on the Arizona Strip. Whether you are having a picnic, or spending the night, don't neglect to hike the short trails leading to the Virgin River, and to a hilltop site where geology and history are explained. Keep a lookout for Bighorn Sheep who live on the rocky crags above the gorge. Day Use and Camping Fees are required.

Zion National Park

Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767 Phone: (435) 772-3256
One of the nation's oldest national parks, Zion has a quiet grandeur that is unique. The 6-mile drive into the heart of verdant Zion Canyon brings visitors past such scenic wonders as The Great White Throne, The Watchman, Grotto Picnic Area, Angels Landing, Weeping Rock, the trail to Emerald Pools and the fantastic Gateway To The Narrows Trail. Park entrance fees.