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Nevada Inspirations

Nowhere But Nevada

Sure, Nevada leads the country in gold and silver, but we also lead the world in wide-open roads, boulevards of shimmering neon, grit, glitz, and straight-up inspiration. We create a space for true originals, unique family trips, and life-changing, must-see art, and entertainment. Local hot spots are easy to find, and if solo travel is calling your name, we have a few roads off the beaten path you’ll want to get to know.

Uncover wild hot springs and million-year-old rock formations, and, while you’re at it, traverse sand dunes and national parks that are too breathtaking to put into words.

Highlights

  • 600+ Ghost Towns—More Than “Live” Ones
  • Basque Dinner Houses and Sagebrush Saloons
  • Oddball Attractions and Far-Out Art

Topa! Basque-ing in Nevada Culture

Hailing from a mountainous, New Jersey-sized region straddling France and Spain, the Basque people came first for the gold and then later for the sheepherding. Those who stayed in Nevada held onto their culture and that spirit remains vibrant throughout Nevada today.

Dig Into Basque Culture

So what’ll it be? All-to-yourself highways and dirt-road horizons, intriguing attractions and far-out art, endless outdoor playgrounds and #nofilter-worthy wilderness… and much, much more? How about all of the above and beyond? You’ve come to the right place.

Untamed, unspoiled and gloriously rough around the edges. Welcome to your next adventure. 

Getting Into the Blank Spot on the Map Along the Rubies Route

The wildness of northeastern Nevada sets apart. One of the few road trips where dirt roads are not optional, The Rubies Route is ideal for the adventurer who knows exactly what to do with a blank spot on the map.

Ready to start planning?

Stuck in the grind? We’ve written the escape manual. Get your hands on the surprising scenery, intriguing towns, weird attractions, and other endless only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special.

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Seasons in Nevada

Nevada is a land of extremes. And the weather is no exception. The peak-studded, high-desert north is known for warm days and sharply cooling nights. Meanwhile, the arid, low-desert south temperatures can teeter into triple-digit territory on the reg. And, believe it or not, it can rain or snow literally any time. Anywhere. That’s why the real pros roll with a down jacket over their bikini and pack both flip-flops and boots. So let us walk you through how to navigate the weather around here. One season at a time.

Nevada Weather

Spring

Spring in Nevada

Summer

Summer in Nevada

Fall

Fall in Nevada

#TravelNevada

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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Camp along side the water at Pyramid Lake this summer. Some campsites even offer amenities such as full hookups and hot showers.
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You say “mud bath,” we say “one of the best au naturel Nevada-style spa experiences in the whole dang state!” 🧖🏻‍♀️♨️🤩
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Blast up the #BurnerByway and indulge in some “me time” at a bevy of publicly accessible Black Rock Desert hot springs. These natural-bottomed pools are chock-full of nutrient-rich mud that would set you back a pretty penny at schmancy day spas, but out in the wild? Soak it up and slather it on!
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Afterward, if you find yourself homebound and longing for that amazing soak sesh, treat yourself to the next best thing and order up some @blackrockmud, a skin-pleasing mud mask (and worldwide luxury spa staple) family-harvested from a private hot spring on the outskirts of Gerlach. Get into this and nine other badass #OnlyInNevada adventures at the link in our bio! .
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Torchbearer maineflycastings doing work with his beast sling at Pyramid Lake with pyramidflyco while on the first vedavoogear Torchbearer RendezVoo -- 📸: jrizzle50 •
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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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Early mornings with @travelnevada & @discovery on Pyramid Lake.
Paintbrush and Lupine blooming with our camp behind it in the aspens. It was a cold and wet week up there but nothing beats camping and relaxing with friends.

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Looking forward to returning to the Black Rock Desert for some quality glamping in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Hoping to return with many photos of starry and stormy skies.⁣
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Is this ‘Reel’ Life?!?! 🎣⠀
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Fishing Pyramid Lake has been high up on Josh’s fishing spot bucket list for years... among way too many other lakes, rivers and streams 😒. Now, after years of it sitting at the top of that list, we finally crossed it off! ⠀
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And boy, fish it we did... well Josh fished the hell out of it, Cass just fished when she felt like it 😜⠀
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The sun sets on another adventurous weekend in Nevada. What memories did you make? .
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Thanks to this lovely shot of a playa sunset from dwayneburgess during Burning Man 2017 (don’t know what Burning Man is? Be sure to look into it! It’s a large part of northern Nevada culture). Tag us or use #naturalnevada to be featured!
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