California Trail Back Country Byway Drive this nine-mile historic trail and consider the 200,000 immigrants who traveled along this route to California in the 1840s and 50s. The trail features historic structures and wagon wheel ruts. Access the byway near the turnoff to Thousand Springs, NV; +1 206 286 0888.
Gold Butte Back Country Byway Discover 62 miles of rugged desert country, visit a historic mining area, view sandstone formations, wildlife, and a petroglyph site. Access the byway south of Mesquite off State Rte. 170. Gold Butte, NV; +1 206 286 0888.
Great Basin National Park Observe 5,000-year-old bristlecone pine trees that grow in the shadow of a 13,063-foot peak. Bike on rough roads, camp next to a warm fire, fish for trout, and tour the backcountry on horseback. In summer enjoy hiking among an array of wildflowers. 100 Great Basin National Park, Baker, NV; +1 775 234 7331.
Red Rock Climbing Center Climb more than 8,000 square feet of challenging surfaces including 35-foot walls and overhangs designed by some of the world's top climbers. Take an introduction class and learn how to correctly belay then head outdoors with a guide to nearby Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. 8201 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV; +1 702 254 5604. Fee.