If you have always dreamed of seeing the pyramids, but that long flight isn't at the forefront of your plans, this spot will curb your craving for adventure. Pyramid Lake in Nevada is home to a natural stone pyramid, and its ancient history adds to its mysterious allure. You can visit the shimmering blue lake to scope a view of the magical formations.

One of the biggest lakes in the area, Pyramid Lake is nestled in the Nevada desert. It is a natural body of water leftover from a much larger lake, Lake Lahontan, which at one point covered most of the state.

The gorgeous blue of the water will whisk you away to a desert oasis, while the towering pyramid will transport you to the sands of another continent.

Plus, it's only a seven-hour trip away from Vegas.

Although the east side of the lake where the pyramid rests is unavailable to the public, you can get views of it from afar. 

You can reach this whimsical lake by visiting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation, which has a museum where you can learn more about the area.

There are other fascinating rock formations such as 'The Stone Mother, ' which looks like a seated woman wearing a hood with a basket near her base.

You can learn the stories behind the structures at the museum, which hold mystical undertones about how the rocks came to be there.

The stories and legends about the area are just as exciting and incredible as viewing the lake for yourself.

To visit, you can contact the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe via their website, and they will assist with preparations for your trip. Day-use permits are $11. 

You can scope some incredibly stunning views of a natural pyramid at this spot, and the best part? No mummies, we hope.

Pyramid Lake

Price: $11 for a day-use permit

Address: 709 Highway 446, Nixon, NV

Why You Need To Go: You can check out a natural pyramid and other incredible stone formations on this shimmering blue lake.


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