The small city of Mesquite
is built beside the Virgin River
right on the east edge of Nevada, adjoining the Arizona stateline. Most lies on the south side of I-15, including the usual collection of hotels, casinos and shops; the area north of the interstate is generally less developed, but home to several upscale housing estates, centered on the Wolf Creek, Redd Hills and Oasis golf clubs. A small amount of land beside the river is irrigated but otherwise the surroundings are barren desert, sloping gently to several mountain ranges, largest the Virgin and Beaver Dam
ranges to the southeast, marking the edge of the Colorado Plateau
Hwy 170 south of Mesquite follows the Virgin River for a few miles then heads towards the mountains, to many scenic places including Whitney Pockets
, Little Finland and Lake Mead NRA.
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