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Cooler fall temps mean one thing: more time outside! Time to grab a friend or pack up the family and head out on a walking or biking trail of your choice to soak in the natural beauty of the outdoors. With an average of nearly 300 sunny days per year, this makes for happy locals who can explore and enjoy the desert climate and spend ample time outside.

One must-stop location: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area that frames the western edge of the Las Vegas valley with spectacular topography. Forming the western border of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin Red Rock Canyon offers a variety of different trail options at various levels. With 26 hikes and trails to choose from, enjoy sandstone scenery and desert vegetation as you explore Southern Nevada wilderness. Guided tours are offered almost daily.

Bicycling and running in Red Rock Canyon are other ways to see the local flora and fauna. Bicycles and runners are allowed on the one-way scenic drive, paved spur roads, and designated mountain bike trails. 

Prefer a leisurely walk or bike ride around your neighborhood? More than 150 miles of trails are carved into this desert oasis, connecting Summerlin’s neighborhood villages to parks, schools and shopping centers. Eventually, Summerlin trails will connect to area’s regional trail system.  

Happy trails!