Gold Butte National Monument is located in the remote and rugged desert landscape of southeastern Nevada. It is not a very well-known gem, but it definitely is one! It's most known for Little Finland, located within the national monument.
Did you know that right outside Mesquite, Nevada lies an amazing camel safari? 32 camels, a two-toed sloth, a Zedonk, an African-crested porcupine, six-banded armadillos, woolly opossums, llamas, and alpacas!
Also known as Crystal Mountain, or The Old Gypsum Mine, this place is one-of-a-kind! This old selenite mine is dotted with tiny crystals that make it shimmer like it's covered in glitter! UPDATE: The owner has an active claim on the mine, but it is managed by the B.L.M. Please read the owner's requests here. You are welcome to pick any of[...]
Ok, ok, this is another one that's technically not in Southern Utah. In fact, it's not in Utah at all. The location is Panaca, Nevada. BUT if you're in for a pretty short road trip, it's only 1.5 hours from the city of St George. And it's well worth the drive. Nothing compares to soaking in a natural setting surrounded by beautiful s[...]