Red Rock National Conservation Area sits on the western edge of Las Vegas and is so easy to get to. There are trails for hiking, biking, horsebacking riding, and you can rock climb. But, if you have a baby (or some other person who is physically incapable of walking over rocks for several miles - or just doesn't feel like it), good news! The 13-mile scenic drive loop is breathtakingly beautiful and will get you a million spectacular views.
We did duck off the scenic loop and take a short little hike (as in, approximately 1/2 mile) with AA in my Moby wrap! Hopefully we can both build up our endurance (me, for carrying a 15-lb. object on my person) and tolerance (AA, for being wrapped and strapped to Mom) and take some longer hikes in the future! Or just get a different baby backpack and throw AA on Dad instead :)
If you bring some friends, it makes the drive and photo ops even more fun (we had Heidi and Marshall with us that weekend!).
But of course, watch out for that extremely bright Las Vegas desert sun.