Touring Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Nevada

Nya Crea

Sometimes we want to do something more fun than the usual picnic in a park, something to spice an astounding date up? Spring mountain ranch state park will most likely be the best for you. A countryside view with ranches and historic sites? Quite intriguing to say the least.

The public recreation park at 6375 NV-159, Blue Diamond, NV89004, Nevada within the famous Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada’s cottonwood valley historically was used as a working ranch and a luxury retreat by various owners including Howards Hughes and German actress, Vera Krupp.
Photo by The America Southwest.

Described as sprawling and splendid when explored and experienced, the park exhibits some of the oldest buildings and historic sites in Nevada like an 1860s blacksmith shop, chinchilla shed, and a sandstone cabin that belongs to the founding family amidst others. Providing a forested, spring-fed oasis in the Mojave Desert, the mountain offers a haven for wildlife, forest resources, and a cool retreat. Take a break from the usual, will you?

Spring mountain ranch state park is a rich archaeological site that provides much information about the cultures that inhabited the area back in the days. Initially called old Williams ranch, the park was eventually named after the many springs in the mountains that provided water for the Southern Paiute and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area.

Due to the higher elevation, the ranch state park offers an amazing and diverse opportunity for plant study where four plant communities, desert scrub, black brush, pinyon-juniper, and riparian are represented. Surprisingly, they happen to be typical of plants in the desert and also of the rainy seasons.

The ranch at 3800 feet is usually 10 -15 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas valley with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, thus bringing few thunderstorms and flash floods during summer and occasional snow showers in winter. You might want to consider a coat!

Usually beginning with rangers leading morning hikes leading through lush pockets of green all up on the way of sandstone canyon to the shores of Lake Harriet taking about two hours or less is quite amusing and allows walking of pets with rules and regulations guiding the hike for the safety of the visitors. If you’ve been procrastinating the walks you planned on going for, here is a chance to redeem that, and you not only get to interact with people, and it comes with amazing views for sightseeing.
Photo by The American Southwest.

Spring mountain ranch state park at Nevada provides campgrounds for visitors who wish to participate providing amenities such as fire rings,  and water whilst providing good security for their safety and a stay limit of 14 days, the perfect getaway also offering a picturesque setting for picnics, as well as tree-shaded tables, grills, and restrooms. Activities such as rock climbing, hunting, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing can only be found at 6375 NV-159, Blue Diamond, NV89004, Nevada.
Photo by The American Southwest.

The Spring Mountains are said to have 51 trails that are mainly carried out by horseback riding with as many variations as possible. The trails are categorized into the easy, difficult, and most difficult challenges, allowing participants to choose their choice of competition.

Curating a list with rules to guide visitors some of which is the prohibition of tree climbing as some of the trees are over 400 years old, disposition of litter in appropriate receptacles, driving on established roadways to avoid accidents.

Every year, volunteers come to dedicate their time and support to enhance recreational opportunities and assist in taking care of the ecosystem across the national recreation area enabling the park to serve its guests better with their impacts and we love to see it.

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