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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ranch house” (36 reviews)
“picnic area” (13 reviews)
“howard hughes” (12 reviews)
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
+1 702-875-4141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have not participated in a New Year's morning First Hike sponsored by the National Association of State Parks, you are missing a great time and place. Your reward for not sleeping off a hangover is to get out to a state park fresh...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We noticed this state park en-route to Red Rock Canyon so on the way back called in. I must admit on passing it initially I thought it was a ranch where one could hire horses - silly me! Anyway we decided to call in &...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We stopped there with a tour... they have a large house on it, a few cows but nothing there is actually a ranch. We didn't do the hikes or anything else but this is one place to take a pass on, there's plenty of other...More

Thank Feneant
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There is a visitors center, picnic area and restrooms which could use some work. Trails are well marked and the views can be stunning. Harriet Lake was dry and off limits due to restoration efforts. We were not able to take a guided tour of...More

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A 13 mile loop with many spots to stop and hike or just take in the scenery. Loved watching the climbing and repelling activity. Signs for tortoise, big horn sheep, burros and wild horses but I saw none of that.

Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This was a very interesting and beautiful ranch. We were very disappointed that there was no volunteer to show us through the house or watch the short video of the house and grounds. This ranch has a quite a history with Howard Hughes owning it...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 11 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 11 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
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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.