Top Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas

Top Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas

There's a lot more to do in Las Vegas than casinos and restaurants. Take in the sights and bright lights while enjoying some of these outdoor adventures.

Tired of only spending time inside the walls of casinos, restaurants, performance arenas, and hotels in Las Vegas? It’s time to escape to the great outdoors. Although it may seem like Las Vegas is filled with bright lights beckoning you indoors, Hertz+ can help you book dozens of outdoor adventures in Las Vegas, where the stunning desert landscape takes center stage. Here are some of the best the city has to offer.

1. Ride Off into the Sunset

Get to know the real Nevada — and its Wild West roots — with a horseback tour and dinner through the Southern Nevada desert. Your adventure starts at a working ranch, where expert wranglers saddle up the perfect horse for you. Then you’ll head into the desert to admire mountains and Joshua trees, along with the possibility of a big horn sheep or a roadrunner sighting. Back at the ranch, cooks serve up an all-American dinner, complete with apple pie. As the stars appear, you get to enjoy the peaceful view around the campfire. To schedule a pick-up for five hours of fun off the grid, click here.

Male and female bikers enjoy a sunny afternoon riding around the Hoover Dam.

2. Pedal Around the Hoover Dam

With its beautiful view of Lake Mead and the high mesa plains, the Hoover Dam is a great place for a bike ride. A local tour guide can pick you up from your hotel and outfit you for a comfortable cycling adventure before heading to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The smooth gravel is mostly downhill, making it accessible to riders of all skill levels. You may see Gambel’s quail, red-tailed hawks, or other animals wandering across your path. Learn more and book online.

Two land sailing vehicles cross the sandy deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada, on a clear, sunny afternoon.

3. Put the Wind in Your Sails

A unique way to experience the desert wind is with a half-day land sailing tour. Transportation is provided from your hotel to the launch site, where you learn the basics of land sailing. After you get comfortable sailing on wheels over the desert dunes, you get to race your friends — regatta-style — before enjoying a snack and sharing digital photos of your day. To land sail like a boss, click here to book online.

A sunny afternoon in Nevada's Valley of Fire, aka the Fire Wave, featuring Elephant Rock just outside Las Vegas

4. Catch Las Vegas’ Natural Fire Wave

You won’t want to miss the short hike to Fire Wave, a canyon colored with magical waves of tans and reds that are camera-ready. You’ll head there after an early start to see Elephant Rock, which consists of gorgeous sandstone that overlooks Lake Mead. Next, enjoy a scenic drive across to Fire Wave, which also features interesting cacti and wildlife to create lasting memories of your desert adventure. To purchase an e-ticket, click here.

An ATV rider in a red helmet speeds across the sandy dunes outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, against a blue sky.

5. Speed Through the Desert on ATVs

Zoom across the sand to an allegedly haunted gold mine on a high-octane ATV ride. You ride along cactus forest and stunning rock formations, with the Colorado River on one side and mountains leading to the Grand Canyon on the other. Both beginners and experienced riders can handle these off-road vehicles, and the tour includes a meal stop at an Old West mining camp town. To learn more and book your adventure, click here.

Don’t get stuck indoors during your trip to Las Vegas. Plan ahead to discover the natural beauty the area has to offer by booking an Hertz+ outdoor adventure today. You can even use your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points for the booking.