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Escape the Vegas Heat at Lee Canyon

Lee Canyon entrance arch

When the relentless Las Vegas summer heat hits triple digits, it’s time to find a cooler retreat.

Luckily, less than an hour from the Strip, Lee Canyon offers a refreshing escape. Nestled in the Spring Mountains at an elevation of 8,660 feet, Lee Canyon is a perfect retreat from the desert sun, with temperatures consistently 30 to 40 degrees cooler than the city. Here’s why a visit to Lee Canyon is the perfect way to escape the Las Vegas heat and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

Cool Temperatures and Fresh Mountain Air

At Lee Canyon, the elevation means significantly cooler temperatures. When the mercury rises to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Las Vegas, Lee Canyon is often a delightful 70 degrees. The fresh mountain air and the scent of trees provide a refreshing change from the dry, oppressive heat of the valley. This cooler climate makes Lee Canyon an ideal destination for outdoor activities that would be unbearable in the city’s heat.

Escape the Vegas heat with a hike

A Plethora of Fun Activities

Lee Canyon offers an array of activities that cater to all ages and interests. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or looking for a relaxing day out, there’s something for everyone.

Hiking on Scenic Nature Trails – Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spring Mountains on our nature trail. These trails wind through lush forests, offering breathtaking views and the chance to encounter local wildlife. The cooler temperatures make hiking enjoyable and comfortable. Learn more.

Scenic Chair Ride – Hop on our scenic chair rides and get back to nature as you glide up to a peak height of 9,370 feet with stunning panoramic views of the Spring Mountains.

Disc Golf and Axe Throwing – For those seeking a bit of friendly competition, Lee Canyon has a fantastic disc golf course. This sport combines golf and frisbee in a mountain setting for added excitement. Alternatively, try your hand at axe throwing – a fun and unique activity that lets you channel your inner lumberjack. Learn more about disc golf and axe throwing at Lee Canyon.

Relax and Dine with a View – If relaxation is more your style, the sky deck at Lee Canyon is the perfect spot to unwind. Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The crisp mountain air and serene environment provide a wonderful backdrop for a leisurely lunch or dinner. The menu features a variety of options, ensuring there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Escape the Vegas heat with a scenic chair ride

Discover Downhill Mountain Biking

Lee Canyon’s downhill mountain biking is a must-try experience. The resort’s Experience Downhill package is the perfect way to experience downhill mountain biking for the first time and includes everything you need. This package features a guided tour of the beginner trail, ensuring you feel confident and safe as you navigate the twists and turns. The package includes a bike rental, protective gear, and a knowledgeable guide who will share tips and techniques to help you make the most of your ride.

Downhill mountain biking at Lee Canyon offers an exhilarating way to enjoy the cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery. The trails offer an enjoyable and challenging experience, making them popular for locals and visitors.

Family getting ready to mountain bike

Plan Your Escape

Escaping the heat of Las Vegas is easy and convenient with a trip to Lee Canyon. The short drive transports you from the blazing desert to a cool mountain retreat, where a range of activities await. Whether you’re hiking, playing disc golf, trying axe throwing, or hitting the trails on a mountain bike, Lee Canyon provides the perfect backdrop for a day of fun and relaxation.

So, as the temperatures become unbearable this summer, escape the Vegas heat with a short drive & head to Lee Canyon to discover a cooler, more adventurous side of Las Vegas. Get directions.

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