Just a short ride out to Lee Canyon from the Vegas Strip, and you will discover some beautiful hikes. The Lower Bristlecone Trail is an easy one, with a wide gravel path to enjoy. Along the way, I found pine trees, mountain views, fresh air, woodpeckers, pine cones, and deer. I highly recommend a drive out to Lee Canyon if you find yourself in the area.
There are many trails at the Bandelier National Monument, but the trail that most visitors are here for is the 1.2 mile loop that takes you right through the historical Pueblo sites. It is so worth the trip!