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Nevada Road Trips

Take a Drive. Find Your Vibe. Feel Alive.

Cowboys and counterculture. Wildlife and wilder tales. Open roads and open hearts. Nevada’s highways don’t just lead you to adventure—they are the adventure.

Travel back in time exploring Wild West ghost towns, or jump to a not-so-distant future near Area 51. Ride Highway 50—the Loneliest Road in America—or hike with the locals at Red Rock Canyon. You never know what you’ll encounter between Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe until you buckle up.

So go on—get a little out there. Because sometimes getting there is all the fun.

Highlights
  • Choose From 10 Nevada Road Trips

  • Stargaze at Great Basin National Park

  • Rock Out at Valley of Fire State Park

  • Encounter Living History in 600+ Ghost Towns


Find the Space to Be

Nevada Road Trip Ideas

With over 60 million acres of public lands, there’s endless space to be here. Outdoor enthusiast? Set up camp at Wheeler Peak. Art aficionado? Get up close and personal with larger-than-life exhibits at Goldwell Open Air Museum. Want one-of-a-kind wonders? Take a dip at Spencer Hot Springs. Let your heart and the wide-open heart of Nevada guide you to your next anything-but-ordinary experience.


Travel
Alerts

Keep an eye out for sudden road closures and inclement weather, especially in winter. Check Nevada 511 for the latest updates.

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Take the Quiz

The Perfect Nevada Road Trip

With over 3,400 miles of scenic byways and highways and 37 days’ worth of Silver State experiences, there’s a trip for everyone. Take the quiz to find yours.

Buckle Up

Tips for Driving in Nevada

The best road trips are all about the journey, but before you put the pedal to the metal, take a minute to read these need-to-know tips and tricks for keeping your wheels turning and the adventure unfurling.

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Driving in Nevada

Brush up on driving 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.

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Cell Service

Phone service can get spotty when you go off the grid. Map out your Nevada road trip with gas stations, meal breaks, and nightly stops. Always tell someone where you’re headed and when you plan to return, too.

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Weather

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.

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Travel Advisories

If we know about access issues or closures that may affect your visit, we post them on our Travel Advisories page. There, we also link you to the best resources for real-time updates on roads, environmental incidents, and temporary travel impediments.

#NVROADTRIP

You never know where the open road and the wide-open heart of Nevada will take you. Use #NVRoadTrip to share the adventure with the world.

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The oldest living organisms on Earth lying patiently in the shadow of Wheeler Peak and the glacier. These freakin trees are older than Jesus guys. Also the trail through this forest was full of so many loose rocks I swear I nearly twisted my ankles a dozen times. Be safe out in the middle of nowhere guys. I also love this first photo because you can see the Great Basin desert stretch off into the distance at roughly ~6,000ft less elevation in a dozen miles. 
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#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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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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Whose ready for some of this? Have we got a video for you and your crew for this summers #nvroadtrip. Click on the link in our profile. The ultimate #nevada HWY 50 #mtb road trip with mark_weir_mtb yhauswald angry_singlespeeder tealstetsonlee sarah_sturmy johnprolly theradavist and _james_adamson_  #mountainbike #singletrack #awesome #howtonevada #mountaintown #bikes #trails #ridecarsoncity #rideelynv #ridecaliente travelnevada milesendlodgebnb ponyexpressnevada tambatahoe musclepowered carsonvalleytrailsassociation sierratrails imba_us
Still about a month away from being able to see the galactic core but now is a good time to start shooting because temps are still cool and now I am seeing more of the gas clouds. Stars will be tact sharp because of almost zero atmospheric distortion from heat. About 9pm last night, 51 deg, and a rain shower just passed through the area so it smelled nice. The mercury vapor street light added a nice green glow to the buildings. It was nice to hangout at an abandoned ghost town, by myself, in the dark……
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