"A trip out of Las Vegas" Black Diamond by joiwatani

Black Diamond Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 36 photos

Waterfalls in the Desert?

For real, if you get tired walking the strip (the name of the street where most of the hotels in Las Vegas are lined up) and need something to do outside the city besides gambling and shows, take a road trip to Black Diamond.

Black Diamond is a small town close to Las Vegas. It is about an hour trip. Once you get to the park, put on your walking shoes and take a walk close to the mountain. There is a trail that leads you to a small waterfall! On your way to the waterfall, notice the vegetation. Flowering cacti are just flourishing!

The formation of the rocks are just spectacular. The colors of the rocks are red!


Be careful of rattle snakes! I haven't seen one but I was told that the rattle snakes go on shades behind the rocks and under bushes!

The red rocks

The drive to Black Diamond is beautiful. Once we got there, we stopped by a viewpoint where you can see a canyon that kind of glows because of the red rocks. It's amazing how a rock could be this beautiful.

Walking with my daughter

Sierra was figuring out how to walk in slippers in Black Diamond!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenario of the desert
  • Cons:Be careful of rattle snakes
  • In a nutshell:It amazes me how a waterful exist in the desert!
  • Last visit to Black Diamond: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2009
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