Spring Mountain Ranch is a Nevada State Park just outside of Las Vegas a few miles past Red Rock Canyon. We visited the ranch for the first but definitely not the last time during our trip.
Spring Mountain Ranch feels like you have stepped into a totally different climate area compared to Las Vegas. While we were there we had a nice breeze coming off of the mountains and it was so nice and cool.
During the day you can walk through the ranch house and learn about the area. We arrived a few minutes to late to walk through the house.
There is a gorgeous picnic area surrounded by red rocks in the middle of the park. It was so much cooler at Spring Mountain Ranch compared to Las Vegas. Next time we visit we will pack a picnic lunch with us and take advantage of the gorgeous picnic area.
There are hiking trails around the park including one that goes up to a couple of spring fed ponds. The ponds had beautiful views of the park and were so peaceful. I spent a few minutes just sitting listening to the frogs and ducks.
Spring Mountain Ranch is really easy to reach. It is located on the same road as Red Rock Canyon. Just drive down the road a bit past Red Rock Canyon and you run right into it. We will definitely be visiting this park again on our next trip to Las Vegas.