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!