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Road Trips

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It’s time for cowboys and counterculture. Wildlife and wilder tales. Open roads and open hearts. If you’re looking for road trip ideas, Nevada highways lead to destinations you can only dream of. Here, you’ll find the best road trips and Nevada scenic drives, from Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe, visiting ghost towns, hot springs, and other Nevada treasures. Because in the Silver State, “taking the road less traveled” isn’t just an idea—it’s practically a guarantee.

Highlights

  • Choose From 10 Nevada Road Trips

  • Unearth Wild West History in 600 Nevada Ghost Towns

  • Stargaze Under Pristine Skies at Great Basin National Park

  • Navigate Fiery Rock Formations at Valley of Fire State Park


Where will your story take you?

Nevada Road Trip Ideas

Fancy yourself a foodie? A die-hard history buff? A thrill-seeking adventure junkie? All of the above and beyond? Perfect. With these road trip ideas, whichever corner of the state you venture to, you’re bound to uncover the kind of unexpected encounters, memorable characters, and only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special. 


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Our 10 Nevada Road Trips

Searching for road trip ideas? Look no further. Go ahead. Scroll around and click the road trip icons for the inside scoop on Nevada’s 10 best road trips, with detailed itineraries, maps, and tips for getting off the beaten track.

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Find Your Perfect

Nevada Road Trip

Looking for a road trip that launches from Las Vegas? Or perhaps a scenic byway spree to Lake Tahoe? Let’s narrow it down. Take this quiz and discover Nevada road trips to match your personal brand of wanderlust.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

#NVRoadTrip

Pack all the snacks, crank your favorite playlist, and hit the open road, baby! Use #NVRoadTrip, too, so we can digitally ride along on your next Silver State adventure.

It's time to apply for tickets to tour this gorgeous freak. Fly Geyser, not far from the putty-colored playa known as Black Rock Desert, is a technicolor blend of iron (red), sulfate (yellow), and algae (yup, the green crud) on private property in northern Nevada. It was born in 1964 when the drill from a geothermal company accidentally exposed it. After 55 years, it's getting a little taller and a touch lovelier by the year. Details and ticket info at blackrockdesert.org/fly-geyser

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At the top of a mountain looking over the whole world is the best place to clear your mind and reflect. 📷by 11.06am
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Throwback to an 'out of this world' roadtrip 👽
I’m not going to lie, this climb kinda scared the crap out of me. So much about climbing is trusting your guide and your gear, but it had been a few years since I’ve been on a wall and I was also pretty hungry, so it was safe to say my mind wasn’t in the best place. Either way, it is pretty cool to be able to shoot photos from the middle of a multi-pitch route. Maybe I’d do it again…for the gram of course.
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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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Do you have any fun photo projects on the horizon or new things you’re trying with photography?

Also if you shoot climbing photos, would love any tips! 🙏🏻 Crashpad #gifted by metoliusclimbing
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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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The crew traversing the #Moon during the #PerseidMeteorShower (actually the #BlackRockDesert). F/8.0, 30 second exposure. 
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