9 Top-Rated Hiking Trails near Las Vegas

3. White Domes, Valley of Fire State Park

The most unique feature on the White Domes hike is a slot canyon, but the scenery on the entire hike is spectacular. The trail starts out on sand but quickly descends over a series of stone stairs, into a small area surrounded by rolling stone hills, boulders, and huge rock fins. This setting has also been used repeatedly in movies, TV shows, and ads. Continuing on, the trail enters a narrow slot canyon, with twisting walls and some temporary shade. On the backside of the canyon, the trail opens into a desert landscape, with views over red rock ridges and distant mountains. Near the end of the hike, on the edge of the parking lot, is a large fin with a very gradual approach, perfect for walking up a short distance.

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