Las Vegas is known for a lot of things. It’s proximity to beautiful outdoor destinations isn’t at the top of the list. But if you’re looking for a desert escape, starting your trip in Las Vegas is a great option. All GoCamp camper vans are road trip ready, so you only need to pack groceries, your favorite travel clothes, and a sense of adventure. We’ll take care of the rest! Not sure where to start? We’ve got you! Pick up a camper van rental in Las Vegas, Nevada and swap those city lights for stars.
If you’re looking for a cozy, sleek van that’s chock-full of the comforts of home, then Charlie is the van for you! This modern van will keep you squeaky clean with both an indoor and an outdoor shower. Then you can rest up in the full-sized, plushy bed. Cook up five-star meals on the spacious countertops and induction stove. And dine under the million-star views of the Nevada night sky. With solar panels, a battery bank, and shore power hookups, you’ll have plenty of power to keep devices charged.
This van is equipped with AC to cool off after a long, hot day of exploring. First time vanlifers and seasoned van campers can cruise through the region’s red canyons and find plenty of campgrounds. Nevada is teeming with options for hiking the day away or just having a chill evening at camp. Whatever activities float your boat, Charlie is ready to help make them happen!
Ready to score some unforgettable memories? Then rent a camper van in Las Vegas and see a whole new kind of night life. Whether you’re checking out the radiant red rocks, sensational springs, or kayaking some cool canyons (try saying that five times fast!), these Las Vegas destinations will be the adventure of a lifetime.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon has something for everyone! Located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas, this massive conservation area in the Mojave Desert will surprise and delight. Take a cool hike through the Ice Box Canyon Trail to see natural waterfalls and do some birding while scrambling across boulder fields and trails. Hankering for more? Check out the pet-friendly Calico Tanks Trail to get a taste of the gorgeous red rocks of the southwest.
Down for a drive? Hit up the 13-mile scenic drive through the canyon for views that dazzle. Heads up, you may need to make a reservation, which is well worth the small effort. Don’t forget your road trip tunes as you cruise through the desert in your rad camper van!
Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire State Park is the perfect start to an epic trip across the great state of Nevada. Located just 1 hour from downtown Las Vegas, this 40,000 acre park will bewilder you with its bright red Aztec sandstone, petrified trees, and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. Hiking through this ecological park will not only leave you feeling enlightened and invigorated, but also in awe of the ancient history surrounding you. Discover for yourself the breathtaking natural arches along the Natural Arches Trail or stroll along the easy 1.5-mile hike on the Fire Wave Trail. Bonus points if you can spot the iconic Elephant Rock too!
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Looking for a great swim? Then head on over to Lake Mead! As the US’s first and largest national recreation area, this massive playground spans across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes! Swap your hiking boots for a paddle and kayak along the Canyon Water Trail.
If the water gets a little too icy, warm up in the Arizona Hot Spring right past Hoover Dam! Just imagine. Kicking off your shoes and slipping into the therapeutic, warm waters while you gaze at the red rocks of the canyon. Ahhh we can feel it now!
Death Valley National Park
After a quick two-hour drive from Las Vegas, you’ll watch the landscape transform as you venture into Death Valley. As the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in the US, you’ll want to make sure you’re stocked up on fuel and water. Despite its name, Death Valley actually hosts a vast array of life. Towering snow-capped peaks, rare thunderstorms bringing fields of wildflowers, and even a few oases brimming with fish abound during certain seasons.
Although Death Valley seems like an open playground in your van, it’s imperative that you stay on designated roads, both for your van and the natural landscape. Let’s care for the world around us so we can all continue to enjoy its wonder together!
Rhyolite Ghost Town
Travel back in time to the Gold Rush of 1904 when Rhyolite was a thriving town of 600 residents. This tiny town is steeped in history and is known as Nevada’s most photographed ghost town! As you stroll through the empty streets, you’ll feel the history in your bones as you gaze at the buildings that hold stories of the past.
Afterwards, take a ten-minute stroll over to the Goldwell Open Air Museum. This permanent art installation in the middle of the Mojave desert adds to the eerie atmosphere of Rhyolite. Ghoul-like figures hover over the landscape reflecting a one-of-a-kind depiction of the Last Supper. Sit on the “Sit Here!” mosaic bench as you gaze in awe at the “Lady Desert”, a massive pink cinder block creation of a pixelated desert goddess. Wrap up your desert art tour with “Icara”, a towering wooden structure inspired by the mythological story of Icarus depicted in female form.
Seven Magic Mountains
Still feelin’ artsy? Then scoot on over to the Seven Magic Mountains! These 30 to 35-feet high glowing totems are hard to miss. Painted and locally-sourced boulders are an eye-catching display demonstrating how nature can meet artificial in a beautiful, symbiotic relationship. If land art is your jam, then this is a must-see on your next van adventure!