Besides the roaring nightlife of the Strip, Nevada has some pretty amazing places to explore. If you're looking to get outside and have an adventure of a lifetime, then you should check out these hikes near Las Vegas. They're great places to add to your spring bucket list. 

From pink-colored canyons and blue springs to a railroad tunnel, no matter the escape you're craving, this list will help you fulfill it.

If you're looking to have the most epic spring break in Sin City, you and your friends can rent a mansion with a lazy river and try out some totally delicious treats while you're there too.

Take a break from the city and wind down with these 7 hikes that are less than an hour away from Vegas

Pink Canyon

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 2-miles roundtrip 

Address: 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy., Overton, NV

Why You Need To Go: This pastel pink canyon looks like a sherbert wonderland. Plus, it features a short and easy 2-mile trail. 

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Calico Basin Trail

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: Approx. 6-miles roundtrip

Address: Calico Basin Rd., Las Vegas, NV

Why You Need To Go: You'll be surrounded by red rock views that'll make you feel like you're in the "painted desert." 

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Historic Railroad Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 7.5-miles roundtrip

Address: Boulder City, NV

Why You Need To Go: This dog-friendly hike takes you to an out-of-service rail line that overlooks Lake Mead. 

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Gold Strike Hot Springs

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: Approx. 4.7-miles one way

Address: 601 Great Basin Hwy., Boulder City, NV

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to scramble around boulders and climb up rocks to reach this hot spring. 

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Upper Bristlecone Trail

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: Approx. 6.7-miles roundtrip

Address: Bristlecone Trail, Las Vegas, NV

Why You Need To Go: You'll get amazing views of snow-capped mountains and you may spot some wildlife too. 

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White Domes Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 1.1-miles roundtrip

Address: 29450 Fire Cove Rd., Overton, NV

Why You Need To Go: These sandstone formations are various shades of red, orange, and white. It's like orange sherbet. 

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Crystal Boardwalk At Ash Meadows

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 1-mile roundtrip 

Address: 610 Spring Meadows Rd., Amargosa Valley, NV

Why You Need To Go: This easy, wheelchair-accessible trail leads you to a blue spring that you can view. 

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