Cathedral Gorge State Park

Panaca, NV

Where are we going?

Cathedral Gorge State Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park Road
NV 89042
United States

775 728-4460

What is there to do?

Here's a fun fact! Did you know that in 1935, Nevada's Cathedral Gorge State Park was actually one of Nevada's FIRST four state park's created? Just imagine all the family fun that has been enjoyed for nearly the past century!

Fun abounds in Cathedral Gorge State Park where you can climb formations; explore slot canyons, hike trails, and study plants, animals, and geologic wonders. Sounds pretty fun, doesn't it?

Cathedral Gorge State Park can be found in a long, narrow valley where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay. It's a wonderful example of how the landscape can change over time, especially when you consider that the park began with explosive volcanic activity that deposited layers of ash with each eruption, hundreds of feet thick. 

To make the most of your day in this impressive park, head to the walking trails and explore the cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires. These are more examples of geologic process starting as far back as tens of millions of years ago!

It's the perfect place for any photographer, hiker, or family who want to just relax and enjoy a picnic under the sun!

For kids who love being in nature, learning about nature or geology, or just just who love to explore, Cathedral Gorge State Park is a great family day out option!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $5 vehicle fee


Need a little extra help?

There are two handicapped-accessible campsites at the group area that also have a restroom with flush toilets and showers.


When can we go?

Park is open 24/7. Visitor Center is open 9am-4:30pm daily except on winter holidays.

Park and Visitor Center are open year-round.


Any top tips?

Bring lots of sunscreen and water! And make sure you always have a camera on-hand for those spectacular shots.

I’m Hungry!

Enjoy a picnic in the park! The day use picnic area has a large shade ramada with picnic tables - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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