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Cathedral Gorge State Park 

Cathedral Gorge State Park 

Cathedral Gorge State Park is located in a long, narrow valley in southeastern Nevada, where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay.

The park’s beauty began with an explosive volcanic activity that, with each eruption, deposited layers of ash hundreds of feet thick.

Great walking trails abound for exploring the cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires that are the result of geologic processes from tens of millions of years ago.

A photographer’s dream, the park offers stunning views of the scenic canyon and visitors can enjoy hiking, picnicking, camping and nature study.

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Hours Open

Cathedral Gorge State Park is open year-round.

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Permits are not required to visit or hike this area.


Day use entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $2 per bicycle if you bike to the state park.


Cathedral Gorge State Park is very kid-friendly in my opinion. The hiking trails are very easy and the nearby caves are fun to explore for kids of any age. The amenities help make your overnight camping easier with easy access to toilets, showers, and more.


Dogs are allowed at the campground and on the hiking trails but must be on a leash at all times.

Stargazing at Cathedral Gorge State Park

YES! We were so lucky to enjoy cloud-free nights to view the millions of stars that lit up the night sky.

Cell Phone Service at Cathedral Gorge State Park

We had very good service at Group Campground 1 and the immediate surrounding area for users of AT&T and Verizon.

Wheelchair Accessibility

There are two campsites available near the group campsites and the group campsite has an ADA parking spot at the group restroom.

Cathedral Gorge State Park