Las Vegas Rock Crawlers stamps the outdoors with treads from a fleet of fully equipped Jeep Wrangler 4x4s that have 35- or 37-inch tires and front and rear lockers. Using these utility vehicles, experienced guides lead jeep tours through the Valley of Fire, Amaragosa Dunes, Apex/Nellis Dunes, Eldorado Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and Logandale Trails—listed in order from sightseeing terrains to terrains with the steepest drop-offs, sharpest inclines, and boulders voted most likely to succeed in rockslides. Each destination features bypass routes for novice drivers and obstacle-clad routes for experienced drivers. The Rock Crawlers crew also brings adrenaline rushes to customers' parties and events by setting up mobile ziplines.
After noticing a lack of guided outdoor-excursion opportunities, James Dingess founded Desert Adventures in 2004 to help locals and visitors to take advantage of Nevada’s stunning natural landscapes. What began as a small paddling outfit with a handful of kayaks and a single employee has since expanded to include ATV, mountain biking, and time-travel adventures led by knowledgeable guides. Desert Adventures stays true to its kayaking roots with a fleet of 125 shells and half- to four-day Colorado River runs. Guides also lead multiday, multisport excursions combining various activities, as well as high-speed ziplining tours that careen from the top of Red Mountain to the base of Bootleg Canyon. Most adventures accommodate all skill levels, but some carry experience or age restrictions.
Awesome Adventures' knowledgeable guides shepherd participants through the scenic beauty of the Valley of Fire State Park during rappelling excursions and photo-op-rich journeys through cliff-lined deserts. Red rock formations jut out against a crystal-blue horizon emblazoned in historical petroglyphs drawn by the indigenous people of the region and celebrities who got lost on the way to Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Following a stop at the visitors' center, groups hike through the picturesque valley on their way to the rappelling cliffs reaching heights of 60–150 feet.
The year 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of guided rafting tours through the Colorado River's Black Canyon. Created by volcanic activity over the course of millennia, its walls rise more than 2,000 feet above the Colorado River’s edge. Rafters glide between these walls on the company’s assorted rafting tours, which also incorporate visits to sites such as the Hoover Dam or the Techatticup Mine, where they learn about area mining history.
The skilled pilots and instructors at Las Vegas Glider Rides have accompanied more than 6,000 passengers on flights over Nevada’s scenic desert landscapes. After they’re towed aloft behind planes via 200-foot cables, glider passengers cut loose and set sail for a leisure trip, flying lesson, or acrobatic thrill ride with a seasoned glider pilot. Flyers can also memorialize their trips with an edited 7.5-minute video featuring preshot wing and tail angles and in-cockpit footage of impromptu aerial drag races with passing pterodactyls.
A fleet of powerful Honda 250 ATVs growl in the Nevada sunlight, waiting to tear over the hills and skid through the ravines of the Valley of Fire State Park. For three hours, guests careen around 28 miles of scenery, kicking up dust and out pacing jackrabbits on their mini ATVs, before breaking for a provided picnic lunch. Professional guides ensure the safety of helmet-clad guests and sandstone cliffs ensure conversation-starting photographs long after the excursion's end.