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

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.

Nevada favorite images


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Valley of Fire State Park

Photos from Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada: Rainbow Vista, White Domes area, The Fire Wave, 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.


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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 sunrise and sunset light on the natural monuments and pinnacles. Photos by Tom Dempsey.


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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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