USA: NEVADA

Below, view Tom Dempsey’s favorite images of Nevada. Photogenic desert parks and sights near Las Vegas include: Valley of Fire State Park, Cathedral Gorge State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Hoover Dam.

Nevada favorite images


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Read my latest trip report: “2021 April: Nevada: Valley of Fire & Cathedral Gorge State Parks

Travel tips: Many cheap flights (Southwest Airlines) conveniently fly to Las Vegas from many US cities. Drive from Las Vegas just 2 hours to St George, Utah, or 3 hours to Zion National Park, Utah. Rent a recreational vehicle (RV) for campground comfort:

  • Jucy Rentals, jucyrentals.com (Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New Zealand): The Jucy “Champ USA” (a converted Chrysler Town & Country car) has back gate cooking, two double beds (one made up inside and one via outside ladder in a pop-up tent/storage on top), inside eating table, 17-20 mpg gas mileage, with off-season lower rates through March 31. (No toilet, no hot water, no hot shower.)
  • www.CruiseAmerica.com: fully-equipped 19-foot RV and larger.

My other Southwest USA articles by state include Arizona, ColoradoNew MexicoUtah, plus Texas.

Browse more-extensive Nevada galleries below:

Valley of Fire State Park


Add any of the above images to your Cart for purchase using my Portfolio site. The above photos from Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada include: Rainbow Vista, White Domes Trail, The Fire Wave, Kaolin Wash, colorful rock patterns, Atlatl Rock, Arch Rock Campground, fossilized sand dune patterns, eroding conglomerate rock, Beavertail Cactus flower blooms, barrel cactus, Desert Primrose/Dune Evening Primrose, golden sunset, and Petroglyph Canyon Trail to Mouse’s Tank. Tom captured the images in 2021, 2011, 1999, and 1995.

Cathedral Gorge State Park

In Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada, admire fanciful mud castles, eroded from million-year-old lake sediments. Camp overnight to experience colorful golden sunset and sunrise light on the intriguing natural monuments and pinnacles. Photos by Tom Dempsey.


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Also included in the above gallery are two images from Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area, near Hickison Summit, Toquima Range, Simpson Park Mountains, near Austin, Nevada.

Hoover Dam in Black Canyon

These photos of Hoover Dam in Black Canyon, on the Nevada/Arizona border (formerly known as Boulder Dam), were captured by Tom Dempsey from the pedestrian walkway on the new Colorado River Bridge completed in 2010 (also known as the “Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge”).


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Southwest USA favorites from Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada


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My Southwest USA articles include: UtahArizona, ColoradoNew Mexico, and Nevada.

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