Nevada is not just Las Vegas

Think Nevada, you think of Las Vegas, but there is a lot more to this desert state than showgirls and casinos. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts flock to Nevada to see the majestic mountains, pristine lakes and spectacular canyon made from red rocks. These are just a few reasons why the perfect way to explore Nevada is in an RV, giving you the ultimate freedom needed to explore this diverse and expansive state.

Travelling around Nevada in an RV affords you the freedom to explore the likes of the Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston when you want, and to get up close and personal in your own time.

Red Rock Canyonis way more than just formations of red rocks, cliffs  and striated mesas, there is much beauty to be explored and enjoyed in this park. There are many hikes available around the park to ensure you get to see the best that nature has to offer, such as the Cave Canyon Hike, where you get to explore the canyons of the Blue Diamond Hill and go caving.

The Red Springs Star Hike takes place at night and takes the visitors past the rushing springs and the chance to learn the constellations. Kids love getting to be Junior Rangers atRedRockCanyon, they learn about the desert plants and wildlife, make crafts and earn their certificate. One delight in being in a traffic jam with a pack of wild burros, renowned for poking their heads through car windows and looking for snacks.

Mount Charleston is located 35 miles from Las Vegas and is the tallest mountain in the Spring Mountain chain. With an elevation of 11,916ft it is a popular getaway for Vegas residents as well as other travellers. Some of the activities here include skiing in the winter and hiking and camping the rest of the year.

There are plenty off campsites for you to take your RV too, Fletcher view being one of the best with pressurised a drinking water, a restroom, electric hookups and the ability to buy firewood. In and around Fletcher view you can take parts in activities such as cycling, bird watching and hiking.

Rated as a National Historic Landmark, the Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere at 725ft and towers over the mighty Colorado River. The dam is one of the largest hydro-electric power plants in the US, producing 4bn KW of electricity a year.

Visiting the dam gives the visitor a unique experience, and guest will see a video about the dams history, go 500ft underground to see the actual generator, and stand on a pipe measuring 30ft through which you can feel the water rushing. Another must is to stand on the observation deck for a breathtaking view of the Colorado River and Lake Mead.  This is a great area to camp in after you have left the dam, with kayaking, fishing etc available.