Rainbow Canyon at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Caliente

Discover Your Nevada

So. You call yourself a Nevadan. Well then, neighbor, we’re curious… How are you living #ThatNevadaLife?

To be sure, our metros are some of the most vibrant, happening places on Earth. That’s why people flock to them from all over the world. But when’s the last time you left yours behind and hit the highway on a little only-in-Nevada adventure? To gaze up at some of the brightest stars in the darkest skies? To explore a ghost town teeming with Silver State stories? To clink Basque Picons with a local over killer grub and taller tales? To seek solitude and solace in some #nofilter-worthy wilderness, miles from any crowds? (And, of course, to flaunt your home-state pride by snagging some made-in-Nevada goodies along the way!)

Ready to get on the road and off the grid, and truly Discover Your Nevada? 

Here’s the thing: The more Nevada you know, the more Nevadan you are. And now is a perfect time to get out here, explore your own state, and really live #ThatNevadaLife.

Explore Activities

Be warned: your Nevada bucket list is about to get longer. Because if you can dream it, you can find it right here in our own home state. To help you with that, here are some tried-and-true bits of Silver State inspo to get you going.

Nevada Inspirations

Nevada Ghost Towns

Belmont Ghost Town

Sagebrush Saloons

Pioneer Saloon, Goodsprings Nevada

Nevada Museums

Showgirl wall at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

It’s all right here. In your very own state. And the memories that await you are infinite. So then, dear Battle Born adventurer. Maybe it’s time to discover YOUR Nevada. 

We Nevadans are no strangers to a good time. And we all have our favorite local spots to escape to. However, while you’ve probably beach-dayed it up at Tahoe or partied on the water at Lake Mead, how many times have you soaked in one of Nevada’s hundreds of natural hot springs, pristine alpine lakes, or wild rivers and mountain streams? Maybe it’s time to dip those toes in

You may have tackled some trails around Red Rock, Valley of Fire, and the Sierra Nevada, but have you navigated Cathedral Gorge’s slot canyons, wandered among Great Basin National Park’s 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines, or beheld the view from atop the Ruby Mountains? Maybe it’s time to dust off those boots

Monster Burger, Middlegate Station, Hwy 50 outside of Fallon
Monster Burger Challenge
Black Rock Hot Springs

Perhaps you’ve gorged yourself on all-you-can-eat sushi and sipped some world-class cocktails at your favorite local lounge, but have you ever attempted to slay the Middlegate Monster burger, plowed through each course of a traditional Basque family-style feast, or learned to take a Picon “punch” (Nevada’s officially unofficial state drink) to the gut? Maybe it’s time to schedule a cheat day.

And sure, you’ve burned rubber to San Francisco or LA, but have you road tripped the fabled Loneliest Road in America, the park-studded Great Basin Highway, or the wondrously weird Free-Range Art Highway? Maybe it’s time to pack the adventure-mobile

In love with the Silver State as much as we are? Learn what you can do to help us keep the places we cherish special—and open—for us and future generations.

#ThatNevadaLife

While you’re out here livin’ #ThatNevadaLife, tag your pics to share the adventure with your fellow Nevadans. If we love your Silver State story, look for your snaps here.

 

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It's a #CarsonValleyNV traidition and a
Oh Nelson....I will definitely see you soon.....there is so much more to explore! I love this place!! 😍✌
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Lake Mead just north of the Hoover Dam.
5 months and 15 days until deep playa sunsets. Stoked to get to return to a flooded playa at the end of April for a little #boatingman #barbthebarbarian guada.lupe.diver #blackrockdesert #DFMI #burningman Van
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#fbf for this postcard-worthy day at redrockcanyonlv. This was just after I sliced my ankle to pieces on the cog and FaceTimed nurse_catchit instead of going to the doctor. #oops I now have a gnarly scar to always remember this trip by. There’s never a bad day in this park, and I’ll be back in September. Hopefully with less injuries and a few climbing ropes this time. (Cough cough benjisaurus.) #redrockcanyon #vegasbaby #outdoorvegas #ventureready #nevada #adventure #cycling
Look at how red those colors are!
#67: Valley of Fire State Park, NV
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We took a “rest day” exploring the colorful, petroglyph-covered rock formations of Valley of Fire. Starting to get seriously obsessed with the red and green hues out here!
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Cathedral Gorge State Park
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The historicfourthward is a beautiful piece of history and a must-see on any visit to Virginia City. Open May - October. [📸 wolfie_wintermoon]
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Every time it snows I just remind myself that a lot of snow now means a ton of beautiful wildflowers a few months from now!!
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