Spring Mountain Ranch is located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners who have given the area a long and colorful history. Past owners of the ranch included Chester Lauck of the comedy team "Lum & Abner," German actress Vera Krupp, and millionaire Howard Hughes.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located 15 miles west of Las Vegas, via Charleston Blvd., in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
At 3,800 feet, the ranch is usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley. Temperatures range from below freezing to above 100 degrees, and winds gusting down Sandstone Canyon are not uncommon. The summer season usuallly brings a few thunderstorms and flash floods. Winters are cold, with occasional snow showers.
Visitor Information and Tours: The main ranch house is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Here the visitor will find information about the ranch and surrounding areas, and can take a self-guided tour of the ranch house interior. Park Docents are on duty to answer questions.
Guided tours throughout the historic area are given on weekdays at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. and weekends at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For more information please write to us or call the park office at (702) 875-4141.
Entrance Fee: An entrance fee of $7.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9.00 per vehicle for out of state residents is charged to enter the park.