Summer days in Las Vegas can be extremely hot. Get up early or walk your dog in the evening to avoid midday heat and ensure that you and your dog do not become dehydrated. Winter is cooler, but temperatures are still usually well above freezing. It may dip a little lower at night, so prepare with a light jacket. No matter what time of year it is, sunny, dry weather is the norm. There is more rain in the winter, but even during this season, sunny weather is common and rain is minimal.
The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to climb up. Homes in the area are very large, single-family homes with generously sized properties, often with pools and recreational features. The area is landscaped with drought-tolerant desert plants and some traditional shade trees and lawns.
Lorenzi Park is located just to the northwest of Rancho Bel Air. This park has two fishing lakes, a playground and spray park, picnic sites with shade structures, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, and a band shell with a stage where local performances take place. Paved trails intersect throughout the park and there are some trees and lawns, making this an excellent green space for visiting with your leashed pet.
If you don't mind a bit of a drive, you can take your dog to the Lake Mead National Recreation area, a 45-minute drive to the east. This is a vast greenway with many hiking trails. The River Mountain Trail Loop stretches for 35 miles and welcomes leashed dogs, joggers, hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. Watch out for cyclists and horses on the trail. The park has elevation changes and many hiking trails with views as well as the large lake.