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Top Vegas Adventure Experiences That Don’t Involve Gambling

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By , June 17, 2015 1:10 pm

Las Vegas is known as the gambling capital of the world, but what if poker and blackjack aren’t your style and you’d rather keep a tight grip on your hard-earned cash?

Fortunately, there are tons of exciting things to do in Vegas that have nothing to do with sitting inside a casino. Here are some of our favorite Vegas adventure experiences with special deals from FunSherpa.

Morning Maverick Horseback Ride with Breakfast 

Vegas might not feel like the Wild West when you’re walking down the strip, but Nevada has some amazing canyons that’ll take you back to the cowboy era. In the Morning Maverick Horseback Ride with Breakfast experience, you’ll spend a day on a working ranch after fueling up on a traditional cowboy breakfast and venturing out on a scenic horseback ride. The outing lasts about five hours, and you’re best advised to book your trip at least a couple weeks in advance.

Photo credit: Total due via Flickr

Photo credit: Total due via Flickr

Red Rock Canyon Hummer Adventure

Another great way to explore the Vegas area in the outdoors is on a Red Rock Canyon Hummer Adventure. Climb into a H2 Hummer to go off-roading and explore the desert in a unique and intense way. Your guide will pick you up right at your hotel door to reach the canyon, passing by the Spring Mountains, the village of Blue Diamond, and the Bonnie Springs Ranch. You can sit back and enjoy the three-hour ride as your guide points out desert wildlife and plants that somehow exist in this harsh climate. Book this experience any time of the year between 9 am and 2 pm.

Black Canyon River Rafting

There’s another canyon worth exploring in the Vegas area, and the most fun way to see it is on a Black Canyon River Rafting trip. This is a breathtaking journey that travels down the Colorado River, with views of the Hoover Dam, high rock walls, and lots of wildlife. All rafts have been certified with Coast Guard-approved equipment and a box lunch is provided. This experience lasts about eight hours and operates year around. You might get wet, but that’s just part of the fun!

Nellis Dunes Buggy Tour

The Nellis Dunes area is a unique and mysterious place that’s very accessible from Vegas. Our Nellis Dune Buggy Tour will take you across sand dunes and dry river beds to experience the desert in an exhilarating way. This 3-4 hour tour runs from May through August starting at 7 am and every day throughout the year starting at 9 am.

Photo credit: heather_mcnabb via Flickr

Photo credit: heather_mcnabb via Flickr

Hidden Valley and Primm Extreme Dirt Bike

If you’ve ever watched the X-Games and wondered what it would be like to ride a dirt bike, then this adventure is for you! The Hidden Valley and Primm Extreme Dirt Bike adventure takes you through rugged mountain and desert terrain through the McCullough Mountain Range, by Hidden Valley National Monument, and by Roach Dry Lake. You’ll ride between 20 and 50 miles, depending on the group size and skill levels.

See? There’s much more to the Las Vegas area than just gambling, so channel your spirit for adventure and head for the great outdoors!

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