Kershaw-Ryan State Park

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Kershaw-Ryan State Park


(775) 726-3564

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Things To Do



Situated in a colorful, scenic canyon at the northern limit of Rainbow Canyon, sits Kershaw-Ryan State Park. Here, the steep canyon walls tower over a long, narrow valley. Early settlers to this area cultivated a garden of grape vines, trees, and grassy lawn. Surrounding a spring-fed pond, these elements provide a sharp contrast to the rugged landscape. A picnic area, restrooms, and trails offer visitors a variety of activities including nature study, photography, picnicking, and hiking.

Map of Kershaw-Ryan (NV)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.587242, -114.535199



  • Hiking

    You are welcome to explore the park's backcountry area above the canyon. There are three developed trails for your enjoyment. The Canyon Overlook Trail is one mile long, the Horsespring Trail is ½ mile long, and the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail is about ½ mile in length.

  • Picnicking

    Tables and grills are scattered through the oaks at the top of the park and along Rattlesnake Canyon Trail. when not reserved, picnickers may use the tables under the group shelters.


Summers are dry and warm, with daytimes temperatures reaching above 95 degrees F and nights in the 50s. Monthly rainfall averages less than an inch, but during the late summer thunderstorms can produce flash floods. Caution should be taken if hiking the canyon trails during July and August. winters can be cold with snow on the ground in December and January. Daytime highs in winter may only reach 40-degrees F.



Kershaw-Ryan State Park is located three miles south of Caliente, only 25 miles west of the Utah border in Lincoln County.

Phone Numbers


(775) 726-3564