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. 


Wanna Get Lost? Here’s the Map.

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.

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Planning trips in late Feb/early March are tricky. We had to adjust plans a few times due to weather and permits. Landed on a 12 mile paddle through the Black Canyon, down the Colorado River...making stops along the way to explore and soak in 4 different hot springs, then camped on the beach with an impressive fire, post an under the stars soak adventure. Not sure how I’m going to go back to a life that doesn’t include a daily nature soak 🤷🏻‍♀️ becky.schreiber wins the trip saver award for coming up with plan F that was an A+ adventure and thankful for kkurc for doing all the hard work of steering the canoe 🛶
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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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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Be ready for muddy conditions on the trails if you plan to hike today. We were completely saturated from yesterday’s storms!
Oh Nelson....I will definitely see you soon.....there is so much more to explore! I love this place!! 😍✌
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