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Virgin River Gorge
vvrg.jpg - 38767 BytesThe Virgin River runs from central Utah to Lake Mead in southern Nevada. On its course it cuts through the Beaver Dam Mountain range and creates spectacular gorge. The gorge is actually located in the northwest corner of Arizona and exposes several beds of rock that lace the steep walls. Virgin River Gorge is what separates the Utah desert from the one time marsh area in southeast Nevada now known as the Virgin Valley. There are a few spots to stop and marvel at this region. The Virgin River Campground is rarely crowded and a nice place to use as a base to hike and explore.

Getting There-
Las Vegas to Virgin River Gorge

Take I-15 north through Mesquite and into Arizona. This is a scenic drive so once you enter the mountain area, you are there. This is a very windy road, so make sure that the driver is driving and not rubber necking.

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