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Nevada’s huge. More than 80% of it is pretty much unfenced, totally wild, and—most importantly—public, waiting to bring your wildest get-outside dreams to life. Whether you’re highway road-trippin’ or lookin’ to dip a tire or two into some Nevada backroad action, get the scoop on how to explore the Silver State safely, as well as responsibly, to ensure Nevada’s sacred spaces remain pristine and special for generations to come. 

For our most up-to-date travel alerts including and public health updates and travel restrictions, click here. For information about ways to recreate responsibly around other areas of the Silver State, read on.


  • Navigate Nevada Like A Dusty Ol’ Pro
  • Come Out and Play It Safe on Nevada’s Public Lands
  • Land Use Etiquette, Safety, and Stewardship

In love with the Silver State as much as we are? Get the lowdown on how you can do your part to protect the places we love, and move the Nevada story forward for good.

Nevada Travel Restrictions

Know Before You Go

  • Stay on All Trails, Tracks, and Roads. We’ve already got plenty; don’t blaze your own.
  • Know Where You’re Headed. With so many unfenced landscapes, everything can feel like it’s limitlessly yours. But remember, whatever land you’re on—whether it’s private or public—it’s owned and managed by a person or an agency. Respect all posted No Trespassing signs and leave gates in whatever way you found them.
  • Tread Lightly! Whether you’re off-roading, hunting, target shooting, fishing, or simply exploring, make sure you’re operating motorized vehicles legally, safely, and responsibly. Brush up on designated OHV routes before you head out into Nevada’s backcountry.

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Finders does NOT mean keepers. Whether it’s a ghost town mining relic, arrowhead, or any other kind of artifact, whether it looks historical to you or not, it’s a vital piece of the Silver State story. Take all the photos you’d like, but leave every object, however big or small, exactly where you found it for others to discover. Taking—AKA stealing—artifacts is not only extremely uncool, it’s also illegal.

Got fishing, hiking or hot spring hunting on the brain? More than 80% of Nevada is public land—the highest percentage among all states. Meaning this land is literally your land. Be sure to navigate it safely and responsibly while you’re out here.

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  • Leave No Trace. Familiarize yourself with the “Seven Principles” of LNT outdoor ethics. At the very least, always travel with extra garbage bags so you can pack out all your own—and anyone else’s—trash. Leave every place better than you found it.
  • Watch for Wildlife. Beyond the asphalt, Nevada’s diverse fauna ranges from rabbits to rattlesnakes, burros to bighorns, reptiles to rare birds, cattle to coyotes, pronghorn aplenty, more wild horses than anywhere else, and an abundance in between. If you’re going so fast that you miss them—or worse, that you can’t when you need to—then you’re going too fast. 

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Feeding wildlife of any kind is not only extremely uncool, it’s also illegal. Human food is not healthy for wild animals, and they do not need food from humans to survive. Wild animals have specialized diets, and they can become malnourished or die if fed or become dependent on human food. Don’t do it!

Playing with Fire

Recreating Safely with Invasives in Sagebrush Country

For more information about ways to play it safe in the sage, head for

Recreate Responsibly

See a complete list of statewide fire restrictions here.

Nevada travel restrictions

Play It Safe

  • Venturing off the pavement? Brush up on Nevada’s Dirt Road Code for driving tips, responsible practices, and packing list suggestions for crucial gear and supplies.
  • Bring more water and food than you think you’ll need.
  • Carry a full-size spare tire and tire patch/plug kit—and know how to use it before you need to!
  • Be sure to check all current fire restrictions—local guidelines vary on everything from campfires to personal stoves—then crank up the heat on your group’s fire safety practices. Fire season hits Nevada harder than ever these days, with catastrophic blazes started by campfire embers, vehicle undercarriages, hot bullet casings, and much more. Arm yourself with the info you need to keep things cool.
  • Nevada’s night skies are some of the darkest in the Lower 48. Before you deck out your camp with twinkle lights and light saber-style flashlights with enough lumens to land a jumbo jet, remember you may be blowing out a fellow camper’s night vision, and otherwise prime stargazing conditions. Help protect this disappearing, sacred natural resource by lighting your camp mindfully.
  • Above all, use common sense. Just like back in kindergarten, if you feel like you’re doing something wrong, you probably are.

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Don’t count on your phone to bail you out of a jam! Nevada’s wild places are some of the country’s most remote—which is one of the reasons they’re such a haven for outdoor fun. However, that also means they’re often way out of cell service and, thus, far from help. Do your damndest not to need it in the first place.

With 48 million acres of space to be your rad self, Nevada is packed with let’s-see-what-happens adventure around every corner. Flex those freedom muscles and find your own Silver State surprises in some of our favorite locales.

Buckle Up

What to Know about Driving in Nevada

Whether you want to unearth graveyard tales in ghost towns, treat yourself to mineral baths in hot springs, or cruise from the Valley of Fire State Park to Great Basin National Park, chances are, we’ve got a #NVRoadTrip with your name all over it.

Nevada teems with bucket-listable destinations. But the best road trips are all about the journey where your Silver State stories come to life. So hit one of our scenic byways and feel free to roam. However, there are a few need-to-know tips and tricks for keeping your wheels turning and the adventure unfurling.


Driving in Nevada

Before you buckle up for the adventure of a lifetime, better brush up on a few basics, both on and off the pavement. From navigating wintry roads to braking for the occasional cow, Nevada highways are untamed, unforgettable, and unlike any other state’s.


Cell Service

In some of the more off-grid slices of Silver State sanctuary, cell signals are scattered at best. Map out your #NVRoadTrip with gas stations, meal breaks, and night stops. And always tell someone where you’re headed and when you plan to return.



Nevada is a land of extremes. Plan for glorious changes in weather, climate, and terrain as you explore our vast state. Pack clothes for both warm and cold temps in any season, and don’t forget your swimsuit. Because you never know what Nevada will do next.


Travel Guides

Order or download our Official Nevada Visitor’s Guide and get your hands on events, things to do, and even more road trip ideas. You’ll find page after page of surprising scenery, intriguing attractions, and endless inspiration for your Nevada adventure.


Don’t be a geo-bag! You earned your Nevada backroads stripes, which constitutes a kickass Nevada adventure worth talking about. By all means, post the shot—you’ve earned it!—but please don’t make the ultimate faux pas by geotagging sensitive, secluded, under-the-radar-for-a-reason locations. Around here, we take our sacred secrets seriously. And for all you know, your new fave spot is already someone else’s. These slices of the Silver State are extra special—let’s do our part to keep ’em that way.

Rad weekend camping out in Valley of Fire exploring NV’s oldest state park ⛺️
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back, everything is different.” - C.S. Lewis
That’s why, when we venture outdoors to explore, we tread lightly and try to leave each trail cleaner than we found it. That’s just responsible adventuring 101. 🌎
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We have started seeing some of the first foals of the year! Let’s take a minute to talk about burro etiquette. Never approach or try to feed them- becoming used to humans and eating our food can be horrible for burros. Follow the speed limits and put down phones while driving- careless/distracted drivers hit burros every year. Keep your dog on a handheld leash- a kick to the head or body can be deadly.
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While we love the beauty of this photo, we’re heartbroken over the wildfires that contributed the smoky skies. Whether you’re enjoying Nevada’s wide open spaces or any around the world, now is a good time to highlight the importance of fire safety. Not every wildfire can be prevented, but everyone can play a part in minimizing the chances of them. 💯
✅ When camping, check on local fire restrictions (there’s currently a statewide ban on campfires, explosives, and other open-flame or spark-emitting devices and activities on Nevada public lands).
✅ Properly extinguish and trash cigarettes and other smoking materials, and NEVER throw them out from a vehicle.
✅ Be aware that hot bullet casings from target shooting and even parking vehicles over dried vegetation can start fires.
🔥 Follow @blm_nevada and @nevdcnr for more fire safety guidelines.
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Did you know that almost half the shoreline around Lake Tahoe is public land? Always practice good etiquette by controlling noise & pets, and leave no trace so that we all help preserve this beautiful recreational experience. Paddle on!⁣
Explore 👉 the link in our profile for more Tahoe Liquid Fun!⁣
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Explored the #blackrockdesert over the weekend to find some #hotsprings in our #landrover #lr3 

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Regardless of your skill level or experience, you can always learn more when it comes to backcountry outings. It is imperative to be well versed in avalanche safety and search and rescue techniques before ever venturing out of ski area boundaries.
Luckily, North Lake Tahoe is full of local experts with intimate knowledge of the area and are your best source for information. Sign up for one of the many winter training courses offered throughout the region to acquire, refine or refresh your winter skills. You can also visit Take Care Tahoe’s Backcountry Awareness page for additional information and resources.
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Here's 10 ways to minimize your risk of getting dehydrated, sunburned, or snowblind while hiking the Nevada Trail section of the Hot Springs Trail.

✅ Leave each water source already hydrated. 

💧Carry more water than you think you'll need.

🕗 Hike during the morning and evening hours to avoid the midday sun.

😎 Bring sunglasses to reduce glare and light levels. 

☂️ Have a sunbrella or a brimmed hat plus long sleeves and pants.

☁️ Take advantage of cloud shade when it happens.

🔥 During alpine sections, have a stove or a strategy to melt snow for bonus or essential drinking water.

👉 Bring a bandana to protect your neck from sunburn, your face from windburn, or to use as an emergency filter for removing sediment - prolonging the life of your water filter.

🧘‍♂️ To preserve precious moisture, travel at a pace that's below your threshold of sweating or breathing heavy.

🏠 Stay home.

Okay, since this last one's not really an option, how about mailing a resupply package ahead of time (especially to Silver Peak), placing a cache in advance (not recommended due to possible tampering or problems relocating it), or having someone meet you out there (recommended for utmost fun and safety)?

Here's a few images of these recommendations hard at work during my first journey across Nevada, in 2012.

If you're thinking about exploring the Hot Springs Trail, and especially the Nevada Trail section of it, stay tuned for new posts with revealing images from the trail plus tips from my own travels along it.

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Looking for a great hiking spot, including dog friendly hikes? Travel Nevada has some recommendations. ⁠
Plan ahead - keep your dog on a leash, hike with your pet on durable surfaces, bring plastic bags and be aware of pet rules and information for the area you're visiting, including what kind of wildlife you might encounter there. ⁠
Top 14 Hiking Trails in Nevada: ⁠⁠
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This photo is a pretty big deal for me, and I’ll explain why for the non-climbers!
If you’ll notice, the rope is coming from below me, which means I’m leading. It’s not for the faint of heart but the risk is so rewarding! 
As a lead climber, you have no safety net from above. If you fall, you’re only as protected as the last place you’ve clipped in, in this case bolted quickdraws.
This is typical in sport climbing, where the focus is on the physical climb, as opposed to multi-pitch trad, where you place and remove temporary protection cams as you go.
Thanks as always to benwooster for the knowledge, encouragement, supervision, and for snapping this photo! 🧗🏻‍♂️🧗🏻‍♂️🧗🏻‍♂️
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