Description - The Las Vegas BLM Field Office administers a large portion of the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada. These areas are not far from Las Vegas and offer scenic escapes from the city.
- This southern Nevada Field Office encompasses Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a scenic gem of the Mojave Desert. The area offers numerous trails, visitor center, a campground and a 13-mile paved, scenic loop drive, the Back Country Byway. Other attractions of this BLM area include Gold Butte Back Country Byway and Bitter Springs Back Country Byway.
Each of these scenic Byway's allow visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Mojave desert area. This includes many different shades and shapes of sandstone, plus a Joshua tree forest. Additionally there are sign of industrialization in the American Borax mill.
Recreation - This area offers excellent opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping, sightseeing, and scenic driving.
Climate - This region experiences typical low desert conditions. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Summer brings extremely hot weather. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees and may reach 120 degrees. Fall, winter and spring are good seasons to visit this region for non water-based outdoor recreation activities.
The Las Vegas Field Office surrounds Las Vegas, and encompasses large portions of southern Nevada.