Whether you’re looking to experience Nevada’s natural beauty or you want to take in the sights of the Las Vegas Strip, there are plenty of fantastic views to enjoy throughout the state.
Although the mountains and lakes of Great Basin National Park offer some beautiful views, consider exploring an intriguing and mysterious view below the ground’s surface. The park is home to more than 40 known caves teeming with interesting formations like stalactites, stalagmites and anthodites. There are four main groups of caves in the park, but the Lehman Caves are the only ones open to the public. At 7,300 feet, the Lehman Annex Cave is the highest in elevation of all the park’s caves, making scientists believe it was the first to form. Visitors can enjoy tours of the Lehman Caves and explore the unique underground landscapes they offer. Guided tours are offered daily, and there are three to choose from. Opt for the Candlelight Tour and you can make your way through the caves using historic candle lanterns. Learn more about all there is to see at Great Basin National Park and schedule your cave tour at www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm.
What visit to Nevada would be complete without a delectable meal paired with a breathtaking view of the Las Vegas Strip? For a truly memorable experience, visit the Eiffel Tower Restaurant; located on the 11th floor of the Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower replica, the restaurant offers guests the ultimate in French cuisine from Chef J. Joho. Specialties include Beef Wellington, Roasted Rack of Lamb and Sautéed Sea Bass. Guests arrive at the restaurant by way of a glass elevator, and are then treated to the dazzling scenery of Las Vegas’ twinkling lights, as well as the amazing water fountain show from the Bellagio Hotel. Make your reservations today at www.eiffeltowerrestaurant.com.
Get ready for an adventure exploring Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, just 20 minutes outside of Elko. Along the 12 miles of road, you’ll see waterfalls and granite cliffs as you make your way up to the Ruby Mountains Scenic Area. Interpretive signs will lead you on a self-guided tour, and you’ll learn about the environment of the Ruby Mountain Range. If you’d rather leave your car behind and explore on foot, you can take the short nature walk in the canyon or tackle part of the 40-mile Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail. You’ll be rewarded with plenty of spectacular views of the mountains. Learn more about the byway at www.byways.org/stories/68618. You can find directions and other information from the USDA Forest Service at www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/htnf/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=75383&actid=42.
Nevada’s scenery will leave you speechless. Take some time to experience the great views all around you.