About Spring Mountain Ranch
Sprawling and splendid, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is adjacent to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and has been used historically as a working ranch and a luxury retreat by a string of colorful owners, including German actress Vera Krupp and millionaire Howard Hughes. Today visitors can explore some of the oldest buildings in Nevada, a 1860s blacksmith shop, the Sandstone Cabin that was home to the founding family and the ranch house. Hiking trails throughout the park, in addition to tree-shaded picnic sites with tables and grills, make day trips to the park a family favorite. And, every year Super Summer Theatre offers a variety of outdoor shows to enjoy.
Facilities & Amenities:
Group Use Area: A group use area is available by reservation for groups of up to 200 people. Please contact the park office for more information or to make a reservation.
Picnicking/Day Use: Tree-shaded picnic sites offer tables, grills and restrooms.
Main Ranch House: Visitors will find information about the ranch and surrounding areas and can take a self-guided tour of the ranch house interior. Park volunteers are available to answer questions.
Guided Tours: Call the park for information on guided tours.
Living History Programs: Living history programs bring the past back to life for a brief moment, giving visitors an opportunity to view life at the ranch as it might have been. These programs, which began in 1992, include costumed role playing, demonstrations and re-enactments of historic events.
Each spring and fall a series of living history programs are presented depicting the lives of early settlers such as Bill Williams, Jim Wilson, Olive Lake and other prominent Las Vegas pioneers. Programs are presented in the first person as seen through the eyes of the character, or are narrated descriptions of events in the lives of early pioneers. Demonstrations of pioneering skills are also presented, and visitors are encouraged to participate.
Super Summer Theater: Cultural events are put on by Super Summer Theater every May through September. View the performance calendar and get ticket information by visiting www.supersummertheatre.org or calling (702) 579-7529.