Top Outdoor Gear Stores In Las Vegas

March 25, 2014 6:00 AM

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The Las Vegas Valley is a perfect place to experience the outdoors. Trails, water and mountains are all just minutes away from downtown Las Vegas. To the west, hikers and climbers can enjoy the majestic Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. To the south, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a water sports haven. Even winter sports aren’t out of the question in the desert. Valley residents have easy access to both Lee Canyon and Brian Head in Utah. Before you head out, you’re going to to need the right gear. Check out used equipment stores in addition to these local specialty stores. 
Powder And Sun
4555 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89147 
(702) 221-7669

If you plan on hitting the streets or the slopes on a board, Powder and Sun can supply you with everything you need. For the snow, Powder and Sun carries snowboards, bindings, boots, helmets and outerwear. Skateboard enthusiasts can find skateboards and longboards, plus all of the parts you need to customize or build one from the ground up. The store also carries a variety of everyday clothing and apparel. Visit the shop at the Fort Apache location or check out the satellite store at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Las Vegas Golf & Tennis
4711 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 892-9999

Golf is big in Las Vegas. With over 60 golf courses in the valley, you never have to worry about trying to get a tee time. Las Vegas Golf & Tennis has been supplying Las Vegans with golf and tennis equipment since 1974. The new superstore location has over 18,000 square feet of equipment and apparel along with club repair and racquet restringing services. Both stores are staffed with experienced professionals to help guests find equipment suited to their level of play.

Red Rock Running Company
7350 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 870-4786

The Red Rock Running Company is much more than a place to buy running gear. The staff at Red Rock Running Company will evaluate your running stride on a special treadmill to make sure you get the right shoe. The store can order special sizes and your sixth pair of shoes is free. Red Rock Running has two locations, one in Henderson and the other in Las Vegas. Both stores offer guided group runs for beginners and experienced runners.

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4035 S. Fort Apache
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 252-8077

McGhie’s is a family-owned sports store that has been in Las Vegas since 1964. This specialty store sells everything you need for your next ski, snowboard or biking adventure. The company has three locations around Las Vegas and also offers bike and ski rentals as well as guided bicycle tours. McGhie’s has an extensive bicycle department offering repairs, fittings and bike rides. You can even learn how to service your bike at the store’s free Bike School 101 workshop.

Desert Rock Sports
8221 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 254-1143

The Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area is home to some of the best rock climbing in the world. Before you head out there, you’ll need to stock up on equipment. Desert Rock Sports is a specialty climbing gear store run by three experienced rock climbers. The store carries climbing gear along with all of the equipment you need to camp in the outdoors. Check out the website for information about climbing permits and tips for climbing at Red Rock Canyon.

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at

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