Kershaw-Ryan State Park

Top choice in Southern Nevada

This petite park, at the northern end of Rainbow Canyon, punches above its weight in terms of scenery and activities. Easy hiking trails onto the ridge above the park afford gorgeous views of colorfully striped canyon walls, towering above green meadows and oak trees. There's a wading pool and horseshoe pits for those traveling with children.

This area is also popular with rattlesnakes, so pets should be kept on a leash.

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