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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
+1 702-875-4141
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Located next to Red Rock Canyon, this perfect picnic area is the grounds of what once was a ranch house owned by billionaire Howard Hughes.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ranch house” (35 reviews)
“picnic area” (12 reviews)
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning corner of the world. Had lunch here and a great hike near the mountains. Can't get over the views here.

Thank KH2691
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went for the water, but the pond was drained. They did not mention this at the entrance where we paid. We made do with the hiking trail, but so much was off limits that we felt restricted in where we could go. It was...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Grab a picnic and head out to Spring Mountain State Ranch. It’s a worthwhile outing from a hot Las Vegas. Sheltered past the Red Rock Canyon National Park, this State Park (like many of Nevada’s State Parks) is almost a hidden gem. Once associated with...More

Thank Hardeep-st
Reviewed 23 September 2017

What makes this place interesting are the previous owners: Actress Vera Krupp and millionaire Howard Hughes. The rooms inside the house are interesting by being furnished just old enough to be vintage (especially the kitchen with old fashioned stove and refrigerator). Outside offers a green...More

1  Thank Scott D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We tried twice to visit before successfully entering the ranch house. It is technically open only to 4 pm. The furniture, household furnishings, and other artifacts on display are fun. There is a lot of historical information available too. The staff on duty during our...More

1  Thank KasStL
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Sadly I did not come on a day that they give tours. I was able to walk through the ranch but not the older parts of the property. The only name i knew of the owners was Howard Hughes, though he never stayed there. The...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stopped in after going through Red Rocks Canyon. Had no idea what to expect. Found the ranch and took the guided tour. Glad we did. The tour guide was very informative. Wish we had more time to explore the trails. Maybe next time.

Thank Hawkshoe
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since we've been here because it's such a long drive out compared to red rock, but it is extra beautiful and they have outdoor plays sometimes.

Thank McKenzie S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Historic ranch house on state park lands about 15 miles out of Las Vegas in the Red Rock Mountains. Great hiking & scenery around the area with temps generally least 10 degrees cooler than LV. Volunteer docents are available for free informative tours inside the...More

1  Thank takatrp
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, but I guess I'm spoiled by our free state parks in Missouri. While it was very nice, it wasn't big enough or full of enough features to justify the admission fee. My favorite part was seeing the wild burros. The gate...More

Thank BethClayton
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Claudette M
29 December 2016|
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Response from TrudiC44 | Reviewed this property |
While visiting Valley of Fire earlier this month (December '16) we observed 2 weddings taking place there.
4 June 2016|
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Response from Janet N | Reviewed this property |
No there is no camping there. In fact the park closes at 4:30 pm
3 May 2016|
Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
No but it is beautiful to stroll around.