Las Vegas is located at a high altitude in the desert. This results in an arid, hot, sunny climate with little rain. Summers are extremely hot and you and your pup will need to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as staying hydrated, taking shorter hikes, and picking times of the day when temperatures are more moderate for treks with your pup. Winters are cooler, however, frigid temperatures are unlikely. Rain is more common in the winter, but rainfall amounts are still negligible and wet weather should not prevent you and your pup from daily excursions.
There is a large area of undeveloped land on the area's north side and the mountains can be seen further on. Homes in the area are attractive, large, single-family homes, closely set with well-landscaped property. Landscaping in the community tends to be drought tolerant and desert-friendly due to the arid conditions.
The topography is flat and there are no steep hills to hike up and down in hot weather which would be strenuous. Residential roads have separate sidewalks for pedestrians and pets to walk on so you won't have to share the road with local traffic.
The Teton Trails Park is situated on the west border of Iron Mountain Ranch. This greenway has lacrosse fields, a playground and spray park, picnic and barbecue sites, and paved walking paths. There are large natural desert and open grassy areas. Your dog must remain leashed in the park and you should be prepared to clean up after them.
A little to the north, the Rapid River Park is within easy walking distance. This park has a green space, a pavilion, and paved walking trails to visit while strolling the area with your pooch.
For longer hikes, you and your furry friend can take a 10-minute drive northwest to the Floyd Lamb State Park which has 2,000 acres of greenway. There are fishing ponds, hiking trails, and recreational facilities. Peacocks, geese, and ducks are loose in this park, so you should keep your dog securely leashed and under control so as not to disturb the local critters.