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Más allá del blackjack y el ratón Mickey: Descubra cinco destinos en los caminos menos viajados

Los casinos y parques de diversión atraen a muchos hispanos a sus cinco destinos favoritos —Las Vegas, Los Ángeles, Orlando, Laughlin y Atlantic City, según Scarborough Research—. Pero resulta que estos sitios vacacionales ofrecen mucho más que blackjack y al ratón Mickey.

1. Las Vegas: Escapes variados

Hay gente que nunca ve más allá del oropel de Las Vegas, dice Heidi Knapp Rinella, de 51 años, autora de Quick Escapes: Las Vegas. Pero ella, sí. Recomienda una excursión de un día al área de Mount Charleston, en el Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, a unas 40 millas de Las Vegas. Durante el verano está entre 20 y 30 grados [F] más fresco que Las Vegas, y en el invierno, uno puede esquiar.

Pase de la naturaleza a una maravilla de la ingeniería: la Represa Hoover, apenas 25 millas de Las Vegas. Tome el Discovery Tour para ver el funcionamiento interno de la represa y para aprender sobre cómo el río Colorado fue amansado.

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Better known to locals as Mount Charleston, it is located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity.

Enjoy snow-capped mountain peaks that are surrounded by desert and are home to over 50 sensitive plants and animals, some of which are found only in this special area and nowhere else in the world. The panoramic mountain range provides a quick getaway and a haven for solitude.

Things to Do

Camping

Hiking and Backpacking

Horseback Riding

Hunting

Mountain Biking

Off-highway Driving and Riding

Picnicking

Rock Climbing

Scenic Driving

Skiing and Snowshoeing

Snowplay

Wildlife and Wildflower Viewing

Download the PDF version of our Visitor Guide [14 pages, 1.15 MB] also available at our office in Las Vegas.

Suggestions For An Enjoyable Trip

Have a full tank of gas. No fuel or mechanical services are available in the mountains.

Water is scarce in the Mountains except at developed picnic areas and campgrounds.

Cell phones often have sporadic or no reception in the Spring Mountains.

To report forest fires: 702-631-2350.

More Tips for Visitors

Help Keep the Mountains Clean!

Clean up all of your trash and put it in a dumpster or take it home. Wildlife and other visitors count on you to leave the mountains clean. Be Courteous!

Be understanding and courteous of other visitors and their activities. While hiking, you may see horseback riders and mountain bikers. While riding your OHV you will be prohibited from some trails to enable others to experience a different kind of recreation. Get Away from the Crowd

If you are looking for solitude, consider visiting on weekdays when areas are less crowded. Private Property

There is private land within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Make sure you know where you are and stay on National Forest lands. Detailed forest maps are available at the Spring Mountains Visitor Center and administrative office. Wilderness Areas

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area has three wilderness areas –

Mt. Charleston, La Madre Mountain, and Rainbow Mountain (also in the Red Rocks National Conservation Area) and the Mt. Stirling Wilderness Study Area which is managed as if it were a designated wilderness area. Special rules help protect these areas. Watch for wilderness boundary signs so you’ll know when you’ve entered the wilderness area. Motorized vehicle use, bicycles, mechanized equipment, and geocaching are not allowed in the wilderness areas. Don’t Erase the Traces of America’s Past

Archaeological and historic sites hold clues to America’s past. If disturbed, a part of our heritage may be lost forever. Sites and artifacts on federal lands are protected by federal law. If you discover such remains, please leave them undisturbed.

La próxima semana les estaremos platicando acerca de:

Los Ángeles: Recorra y aprenda, posteriormente de 3. Orlando: más allá de Mickey; en seguida de 4. Laughlin, Nevada: Un oasis en el desierto y por último de 5. Atlantic City: Aventuras relajadas; no se pierda estas interesantísimas pláticas que si Usted viajará pronto, le serán de gran ayuda.

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