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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Gold Butte is a national jewel

LAS VEGAS SUN- I was introduced to Gold Butte’s 350,000 acres in 2010 when I moved to Las Vegas and started hiking in the area. I was amazed at its beauty and awed by its American Indian cultural history. I was surprised it did not have a protected status. With former President Barrack Obama designating… Read more »

Trump’s attack on national monuments reflects disregard for America’s diversity

THE HILL- June 8 marks 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act, opening the door for sixteen Presidents — eight Democrats and eight Republicans — to designate national monuments that reflect our nation’s diversity. National monuments like Bears Ears in Utah, Gold Butte in Nevada, and San Gabriel Mountains in California engage… Read more »

Let’s take a stand for national monuments

  LAS VEGAS SUN- Throughout my career, I’ve watched visitors from around the world flock to Nevada to experience our nightlife, gaming, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. These tourists also come to see our national monuments and enjoy the rolling red rocks, gaze at the open blue skies and experience the desert heat. With this in… Read more »

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