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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.


Recreate Responsibly

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.

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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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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I’m thinking I found more writing inspiration on my vacation. .
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Be ready for muddy conditions on the trails if you plan to hike today. We were completely saturated from yesterday’s storms!
The crew traversing the #Moon during the #PerseidMeteorShower (actually the #BlackRockDesert). F/8.0, 30 second exposure. 
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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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#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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Finding the right piece.

lesinskiadam on Yin and Yang, 11a.
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