Cathedral Gorge is the result of millions of years of erosion and volcanic activity. This park is a favorite spot for hiking and photography.
Cathedral Gorge State Park is an incredibly mesmerizing spot in Nevada, as it is filled with unbelievable geological structures partially due to volcanic activity that took place here long ago. This region was once all underwater about one million years ago, but over all of that time it has since drained and left behind all of the impressive and jagged rocks and canyon formations. A favorite activity among guests who come here is to meander through the narrow canyons and explore all of the nooks and crannies. These formations resemble gothic-style cathedral architecture and are so idyllic for anyone who appreciates and enjoys the art of photography.
Hiking through the several miles of winding and marvelous slot canyons is a favorite pastime among visitors. There are picnic areas all throughout this 1,600-acre park, so pack a substantial and filling lunch to enjoy after a day of perusing the canyons. There is not much vegetation throughout this park due to the desert climate and soil, but you can still expect to see wildlife such as rabbits, foxes, hawks, and coyotes.