Whatever you’re looking for in a scenic drive, there’s a good chance Nevada has it. The most mountainous state and the sixth-largest state in the lower 48, the Silver State’s majestic peaks and valleys are spread over a seemingly endless chunk of land. Nevada’s scenic byways wind their way through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
In between Las Vegas and Lake Mead lies Valley of Fire, an impressive canvas of wind-sculpted red sandstone that transforms with each slight movement of the sun.
Like many historic cities in the Silver State, the grand, bustling city of Belmont has dwindled into one of the state’s more iconic ghost towns.
Prepare to see Lake Tahoe’s stunning version of “East Side Story,” starring Nevada’s serene wonder in all her glory, on one of three National Scenic Byways in Nevada.
An hour’s drive north on US 95 from energetic Las Vegas, this byway’s elevation takes you from low to high.
Just 15 miles from the bright lights and casinos of Las Vegas lies the magnificent Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA).