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Free Weekend at Red Rock On Tap

Free Weekend at Red Rock On Tap

If you’ve been planning a trip out to the Red Rock area, this weekend might be just the time to do it: Veterans Day weekend is fee-free.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for November 11-13. 

Red Rock Canyon features a LEED-Gold visitor center, a scenic drive, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, road biking, picnic areas and nature-observing opportunities.

Snow Begins to Pile Up for Ski Resort

Snow Begins to Pile Up for Ski Resort

 

Last weekend’s winter weather gave the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort a head start on its 2011-12 season.

Resort officials report 8 inches of new snow from Friday alone, which accumulated at a rate of an inch per hour.

LVSSR’s ski patrol took to the mountain Saturday for training. The resort plans to open Friday, Nov. 25 – the day after Thanksgiving – for its season.

BLM Open House on Potential Red Rock-Area Trail

BLM Open House on Potential Red Rock-Area Trail

 

A new multiuse trail near Red Rock Canyon will be the subject of an open house hosted Wednesday afternoon by the Bureau of Land Management.

The open house will be part of an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the construction of a multiuse trail from the 13-Mile Scenic Drive entrance paralleling State Route 159 until it connects to the Scenic Drive Exit parking lot.

The open house will be held from noon to 7 p.m. with short overview presentations at 2 and 6 p.m. After the presentations, attendees are invited to offer comment on the EA including specific feedback on the trail alignment, surface design and trailheads.

When people enter the fee booth at the entrance of the 13-Mile Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant they are participating in the open house and fees will be waived.

Podcast Gives a Look Inside Spring Mountains

Podcast Gives a Look Inside Spring Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service is offering a new kind of adventure at the Spring Mountains – a self-guided tour for the Cathedral Rock Trail available at the touch of a button.

This on-demand tour guide is available via podcast and can be downloaded to a smart phone or mobile media device for free at http://www.discoverspringmountains.org/media.html.

There is cell reception at the trailhead; however, it is recommended to download the podcast at home before your trip.

During this 1.4-mile hike, people can learn about the past and present changes that shape the mountains. Computer animation helps to visualize the transformation of the Spring Mountains from a vast ocean to the desert oasis it is today as people make the trek to the summit of Cathedral Rock for a fantastic view of the canyon and valley below.

Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

 

A Thursday meeting at Red Rock Canyon will focus on improving transportation options in the popular recreation area.

County-Backed Camps Start Sunday

County-Backed Camps Start Sunday

The first of two camps put on by the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department starts Sunday, and registration remains open.

Spaces remain for On the Edge Teen Camp for both boys and girls. We also have limited spaces open for Omni Camp for girls. Camps will be held at Camp Lee Canyon, located just 45 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley. Each camp is one week long.  

On the Edge Camp, for teens ages 13 to 15, will take place July 17 to 22. This fun and challenging outdoor adventure camp features recreation activities such as bouldering, slack-line, geo-caching, mountain biking, hiking, a one-night campout under the stars and a teen dance with live disc jockey. Traditional camp activities such as hikes, archery, campfires, sing-a-longs and cabin skits are also included.