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Grand Canyon South Rim re-opens

Grand Canyon South Rim re-opens

Under a deal between state and federal governments, limited areas of national parks have re-opened including portions of the Grand Canyon. President Obama’s administration has OK’d the re-opening with the caveat that the states must pay for the operation of the parks. Arizona has agreed to pay $651,000 to re-open the Grand Canyon for seven [...]

Grand Canyon West Rim, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are open, but other areas are closed

Grand Canyon West Rim, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are open, but other areas are closed

Update Oct. 14, 2013: The Grand Canyon South Rim, Zion and limited areas of other parks have re-opened. Read more here. Las Vegas is a fantasy land, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune from the realities of the government shutdown. In fact, Vegas is  home to several federal parks and recreation offerings, including Red Rock [...]

Take a hike in Vegas

Take a hike in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com For outdoor enthusiasts, Vegas might not seem like a place with a lot to offer, but there’s more to this city than meets the eye. Vegas is located in a valley, and the surrounding mountains provide hikers with a multitude of trails and beautiful scenery. Whether you want to hike near the [...]

A Dam Good Hike

A Dam Good Hike

For history’s sake, take the route less traveled by   By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com Planning a visit to Hoover Dam? Well, of course you are! Each year more than five million people check out the awe-inspiring concrete behemoth that is a testament to man’s engineering abilities. Most of them will board a tour bus or [...]

New bypass makes for a great dam view

New bypass makes for a great dam view

By Jorge Labrador Vegas.com On Sept. 30, 1935, 10,000 spectators came to Black Canyon to see President Franklin Roosevelt speak at the dedication ceremony for the project that was then known as Boulder Dam. Now known as Hoover Dam, this impressive structure has become a symbol of American ingenuity and of the changing American Southwest. [...]

10 ways to keep your cool in the Vegas heat

10 ways to keep your cool in the Vegas heat

It’s summer in Vegas and that means the frozen drinks are flowing, the pool clubs are hopping and the mercury is rising. There may be an excessive heat watch for this weekend (temperatures could reach as high as 115 in Las Vegas) but don’t let that ruin your plans  – Las Vegas has plenty of air conditioning and [...]

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