Las Vegas, Nevada is well-known around the world for a number of reasons. If you’re looking for something more to Las Vegas besides just the glitz, glamour, and bright lights, you’re in the right place. There are tons of hiking trails near Las Vegas since it’s smack in the middle of several unique desert and mountain hikes. Despite what you may think the desert is like, be sure to be cautious of the conditions including extreme heat in the summer, as well as snow or ice in the winter.

Here are some of our favorite hiking trails near Las Vegas, NV that we think are well worth the visit.

1. Valley of Fire State Park: White Domes Trail

Distance: 1.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 150 feet

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Cost: $10 per vehicle

The White Domes trail is a short hike that features endless stunning landscapes, scenery, and rock formations. Only 54 minutes away, this trail is a fairly easy hike that brings you through a narrow canyon. Furthermore, this beautiful hike forces you to drive toward the end of White Domes Road which is one of the best places to really experience Valley Fire State Park’s beauty.

2. Arizona Hot Springs

Arizona hot springs - Top 3 Hiking Trails Near Las Vegas, NV

Distance: 5.9 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 1,223 feet

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Cost: FREE

Arizona Hot Springs has easily become our favorite hot springs hike. It’s only 39 minutes from Las Vegas and features some of the most beautiful canyons and hot springs in the country. You can access the hot springs by the Colorado River or by trail. When we did this hike, we did it via the Hot Spring Canyon trail instead of the White Rock Canyon trail (which is slightly longer). There were 3 pools that varied in temperature. The warmest pool was about 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Since this is a longer trail, it is recommended that you take the proper precautions during the summer months. To find out more about the Arizona Hot Springs, check out our most recent article about our hike!

3. Valley of Fire State Park: Fire Wave

Distance: 1.2 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 175 feet

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Cost: $10 per vehicle

This is an easy hiking trail near Las Vegas that showcases ribbed sandstone and colorful hills. You will be in direct sunlight for the entire hike so it is recommended that you visit during the morning. If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, this is a quick hike that offers tons of photography opportunities!

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