PROTECTED! Gold Butte National Monument

Gold Butte is Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon, and it is a treasure trove of cultural, historic, and natural wonders. Located between the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Gold Butte covers almost 350,000 acres in southeastern Nevada.


Gold Butte’s wonders include thousands of petroglyphs, historic mining and pioneer-era artifacts, rare and threatened wildlife, dramatic geologic features like red sculpted stand stone and rock spires, and fossil track-sites dating back 170-180 million years ago.

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In Gold Butte in Nevada, Ancient Rock Art and Rugged Beauty

NEW YORK TIMES- It was 105 degrees, and I was in the Mojave Desert looking for ancient images of goat-like creatures. I scanned the rock formations with my binoculars and then scrambled over some boulders and descended into a wash that was once a river. I guessed that only a handful of people in the… Read more »

Nevada can’t miss too many chances to showcase natural wonders

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL- Nevada missed an opportunity to showcase its outdoor treasures to a perfect audience. It can’t afford to miss out again. The Silver State’s tourism secret is out that it’s not just a boulevard full of neon and the world’s best casino resorts. It’s also an outdoor recreation hub, a launch point… Read more »

RV tour fighting to keep Nevada’s national monuments safe

KSNV NEWS 3 LV- An RV bus rolled through Las Vegas on Friday as part of a conservation group’s fight against an executive order brought on by President Trump. In April, the president issued an executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to review 27 national monuments federally protected over the last 21 years…. Read more »

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