Attractions Near Mesquite
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hoover Dam is 34 miles (54.4 km.) from Las Vegas. 726 feet high (220.00 meters) from bedrock. Engineering wonder of the modern world. Tours inside and outside of dam available:
Parking fee: $10.00
Adults (Ages 17-61) $15.00
Seniors (62+) $12.00
Juniors (Ages 7-16) $12.00
U.S. Military and Dependents (Adults & Seniors) $12.00
Children (Ages 0-6) Free
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. All times are for the Pacific time zone.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead NRA. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else in the world.
Valley of Fire is located about 45 miles from Mesquite. Scenic landscapes of hidden canyons and unique rock formations, petroglyphs and remains of ancient Indian civilization. Nevada Park Service visitor center open daily, 8:30am-4:30pm., tours available. Entrance fee.
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.
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.