In 1933 Death Valley became a National Monument. It's lowest point (282 feet below sea
level) is at Badwater and the highest point (11,049 feet) is Telescope Peak.
Badwater is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Death Valley received its name
from the pioneers traveling west. Many died in the valley due to the high
In 1908 the Grand Canyon became a National Monument and a National Park in 1919. See one
of the seven wonders of the world at this beautiful, enormous canyon. If you don't have
time to drive a sightseeing tour is a must. You will be amazed at the beauty and
splendor of the Grand Canyon.
In 1986 the Great Basin became a National Park. It is the only National Park in the state
of Nevada. You will see a landscape of limestone caves and Bristle Pine trees.
If you want to escape the desert heat and scenery, head for this 11, 918 foot mountain.
Your scenery will change from cacti to Aspen Firs. There are many hiking trails, horseback
riding, and Lee Canyon ski area.
Red Rock Canyon
In 1967 this canyon became a protected recreational area. For the adventuresome person,
rock climbing is popular in the sandstone rocks. There are many levels of climbs. You will
find hiking trails for every age and a beautiful terrain to see.
You will witness the beauty created by the Virgin River carving into the
Navajo sandstone. The rock formations are one of a kind. At the Zion Lodge
you will be able to take a tram tour and horseback riding.
96 men lost their lives while constructing the Hoover Dam.