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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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“ranch house”(41 reviews)
“picnic area”(14 reviews)
“howard hughes”(13 reviews)
Located next to Red Rock Canyon, this perfect picnic area is the grounds of what once was a ranch house owned by billionaire Howard Hughes.
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide Lee Hall was the best. She told stories about all the owners and some of her experiences with guests, most notably a Survivor of the holocaust who had things to say about Albert Krupp. The hiking trails around the park are wonderful for...More

Thank LaurenL450
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent 1.5 hours at state park in September. We ended up going on the house tour which was fascinating to hear the history of the ranch. The guide was excellent. There are some walks you can do which we didn't tackle.

Thank jeff77664
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprised the scouts with the tour of the ranch house. Ranger Josh gave an amazing tour. Knowledgeable and fun. We did the sandstone canyon hike, moderate. Scouts loved it. Penelope the cow came over and visited with the kids.

Thank R5966LPchristinac
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to see! Whether you just like to drive around the loop or do some hiking. Just looking at the different formation and the coloring of these mountains is truly amazing.

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful park to go hiking and photo taking in. Found a turtle fossil there embedded in the wall of one of the hills. Great colors of the hills. Also great Black and White photo ops.

Thank IdahoRockMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spring Mountain Ranch sits on the west side of Las Vegas in the Red Rock area. It's a nice place away from the City to enjoy a picnic, hikes, or any of their community-based activities. The scenery is beautiful. In addition to having been an...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family orientated park, with plenty of open ground to play in and shaded picnic areas. The ranch house has a bit of history to it and is worth a look. The outbuildings are available to view and make for a nice family...More

1  Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is rich in history. There is much to see, i.e. ranch house, horses, burros, cows etc. Attended a spooktacular fall event in which there were many kids activities. The ranch holds many events throughout the year, which provides a feast reason to get...More

Thank Vegasguy30
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The history of this property, a state park since 1974, is fascinating. Take a tour of the main Ranch house, guided by state park personnel or volunteer docents. You can visit the original sandstone structures that housed the ranch hands. There are many hiking trails...More

Thank K E
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the Hike under the Moon tour on 9/23. Great tour guide & Interesting history. As the sun sets it’s such a nice stroll. There are a number of places with rocks so wear tennis shoes or shoes with a non slip bottom. As...More

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Kathy C
August 23, 2018|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
The lake should be filled within the next year, according to a ranger we spoke with last week.
May 24, 2018|
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Response from DesertFlower42 | Reviewed this property |
Yep! The official policy is that dogs are allowed at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, but have to be kept on a leash (6' max length) when not in your vehicle.
Marcia M
March 2, 2018|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps they were Yuccas, Nolinas or Cholla Cactus? Saying that I cannot remember them myself. Most of the vegetation were deciduous trees. Why not e-mail the state park themselves, I'm sure they'd know.