Often totally ignored, there are many outdoor activities in the Las Vegas valley and beyond. Its a hikers paradise with locations at both high and low elevations. Thus even when it is 115 degrees in the summer, you can take a short drive up to Mount Charleston and hike in a compfortable 80 degrees. During the winter while mount charleston is snow covered, you can visit lake mead and death valley where it is in the 50s and 60s.