See the result of millions of years of erosion and volcanic activity in southeastern Nevada.
Cathedral Gorge State Park is a mesmerizing spot in Nevada that is filled with photogenic geological structures. Although it may not seem like it now, this region was once underwater one million years ago, but erosion has left behind magnificent canyon formations. A favorite activity among visitors is exploring the narrow canyons with all of their nooks and crannies. These formations resemble gothic-style cathedral architecture and are especially idyllic during a sunset. Bring good hiking boots, sunscreen, and plenty of water with you, and keep an eye out for wildlife such as rabbits, foxes, hawks, and coyotes. You are also welcome to take a break at the picnic areas scattered throughout this 1,600-acre park.
If you can brave the heat, stay at one of their 22 campsites. Each site has a table, grill, and shade ramada. The campground is open year-round and has flush toilets and showers for your convenience. You can familiarize yourself with the area and talk with rangers at the visitor center (open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm) at the park entrance.