Geologic Tours in the Las Vegas Area by the Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology

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Go on a geologic adventure in the Las Vegas area!


Las Vegas is surrounded by some of the most spectacular geology in the American Southwest. Geologic Tours in the Las Vegas Area takes you on adventures to discover the rich geologic history and spectacular rock formations seen today.


This comprehensive guidebook features five tours to different areas of special geologic interest:
1. Blue Diamond and Red Rock Canyon

2. The Spring Mountains / Mt. Charleston

3. Frenchman Mountain and the Valley of Fire

4. Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Nelson

5. Water, Subsidence and Wetlands in Las Vegas Valley


Each tour includes detailed maps, directions, and descriptions of the geologic features you'll see along the way. You'll learn about the area's rich geologic history, dating back nearly two billion years, and see for yourself the amazing rock formations that have been shaped by wind, water, and faulting.


  • All sales will support our Public Lands and go towards preservation and education
  • Enjoy tax-free shopping!


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