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Road Trips

Mind If We Make A Few Suggestions?

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. 


Recreate Responsibly

During our winter season, be especially aware of road closures and inclement weather by checking with our pals at Nevada 511.

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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 Advisories

If we know of long-term access issues or closures that may affect your visit, we’ll post on our Travel Advisories page — along with links to the best resources for information and real-time updates regarding short-term situations, weather/environmental incidents, and other temporary travel impediments.

#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.

#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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Oh Nelson....I will definitely see you soon.....there is so much more to explore! I love this place!! 😍✌
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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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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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I’m thinking I found more writing inspiration on my vacation. .
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Exploring Nevada ❤
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Cathedral Gorge State Park
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Throwback to an 'out of this world' roadtrip 👽
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
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