NV, Las Vegas: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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Just outside of the city of Las Vegas is a little known, but becoming more popular, state park. Spring Mountain Ranch is located in the Red Rock Canyon, between west Summerlin and Blue Diamond (off of highway 160). Originally inhabited by the Paiute Indians who were drawn there by the many springs....it touts 520 acres of hiking trails, a visitor center, a group use area, and an outdoor theater

The park is open from 9am to dusk, the visitor center from 10am to 4pm offers tours at noon, 1pm and 2pm, with a 3pm one added on weekends. Entrance costs are nominal. The Theater is $15 inclusive of entrance fee....or $10 if purchased at a group rate beforehand.

The Super Summer Theater sponsors performances in the outdoor theater in June, July, and August. The "Theater under the Stars" features musicals and plays for the whole family. We recently had the opportunity to spend an evening in the park with several friends. We packed picnic lunches, toted lawn chairs and blankets, and made ourselves comfy visiting, watching the sunset, and enjoying the musical rendition of '1776'. No sun and a higher elevation (3,800 feet)

summer theatre

made for a much cooler evening than on the 'ground floor' of the valley of Las Vegas.

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Fran Gaspari
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Mary,

I like the format of this post...type's a little small, but I can still read it well!!! Thanks,   Fran

August 08, 2008 10:09 AM #1
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Mary Warren
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Thanks Fran, I fixed the font while you were typing this :)

August 08, 2008 10:10 AM #2
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Fred Chamberlin
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Mary, that sounds like much more fun than the chilly 108 you had in a previous post. What temp does it get to there?

August 08, 2008 12:21 PM #3
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Mary Warren
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Fred, the highes I've seen it is 117 several years ago....what's nice though is just a few miles out of town is Mt. Charleston and also the Spring Mountains, where it's MUCH cooler (20-40 degrees cooler!)

August 08, 2008 06:25 PM #4
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Marchel Peterson
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Mary, it looks like a fun place.  I love outdoor theaters.

August 08, 2008 10:44 PM #5
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Mark Organek
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Mary, that seems like a great way to spend a summer evening without having to travel too far.

August 09, 2008 12:29 AM #6
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Thesa Chambers
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wow what a great spot to beat the heat - I use to ride motorcycles in Red Rock Caynon as a kid... boy that was years ago...

August 10, 2008 02:57 PM #7
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Raylene Lewis
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Mary, This looks like a really nice place. I just love state parks! They are great for families!

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