Nevada is a dust-kicking, breathtaking, awe-inspiring, mountain-filled marvel just waiting to be discovered. It's extraordinary natural resources provide a perfect backdrop for recreation enthusiasts so it doesn’t really matter what you’re doing as long as you take a sense of adventure, a willingness to jump in with both feet, and a way to record these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As one of the most mountainous states in the USA, there are plenty of iconic experiences and outdoor adventures for visitors to discover.

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Strap on your hat and pull on your boots for a visit to northern Nevada’s Cowboy Country, where jeans are the fashion norm and nobody stands on ceremony. In this region, Old West hospitality is the golden rule…and something that will assuredly elevate your travels from good to grand.

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Heli-ski down Ruby Mountains: Adrenaline seekers will find themselves feasting upon 200,000 acres of untouched wilderness and dropping into some unfathomably amazing runs

Shop at Capriola's & Visit Arts & Gear Museum: This world-famous saddle making company, located in the heart of downtown Elko, has been working to outfit buckaroos and Hollywood stars for nearly a century.

Dive into Lamoille Canyon's stunning back country: known for its pristine alpine lakes, wildflowers, forest creatures and more



On the northwest side of Nevada, find a world of activities and adventures. Reno-Tahoe Territory offers plenty - natural areas for outdoor recreation, historic sites for trips into the past, and an abundance of special events.

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Take a roadtrip to scenic Carson Valley: travellers looking for a place to get away while still staying within minutes of world-class skiing and boarding, hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding, water sports, wildlife watching and fishing will fall in love with the area.

Bask in the beauty of Lake Tahoe: 70 miles of majestic shoreline with recreation opportunities galore in and around the clear, blue body of water

Discover more than 150 years of history at Virginia City: Virginia City is one of the country’s largest historical districts and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also ranked among the nation’s top twelve most distinctive destinations and hosts about a million visitors each year who come to Nevada to experience the Silver State’s living history.


North Central

You wont find much traffic as you drive over the mountain passes and across the sagebrush-covered valleys of Nevada’s north central region. In fact, US Highway 50 from Fernley to Ely was dubbed as the Loneliest Road in America by Life Magazine writer in 1986 based on its captivating remoteness.

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Hike to Grimes Point: If you’re interested in petroglyphs in the slightest, be sure to swing by Grimes Point Prehistoric Rock Art Site, located off Highway 50, just outside Fallon. It was here, Native Americans left their footprint in time when carving pictures into a rock’s surface, creating what are considered to be petroglyphs.

Camp at Sand Mountain: a single enormous sand dune complete with sports to camp in tents or trailers

Hike Wheeler peak: located at the Great Basin National park, the peak is the second highest in the state



Much of Nevada looks just as it did when the pioneers made their way west more than a century ago. The only addition to the mostly unchanged landscape are the trails that crisscross the topography and offer countless opportunities to get out and explore the region. This is Nevada Silver Trails, and it draws upon the adventurous spirit common to all mankind.

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Explore Caliente: the perfect headquarters for exploring the surrounding 14 wilderness areas and the Silver State OHV trail

Play a game of golf at Furnace Creek Golf Course: Set in a lush resort oasis surrounded by the vast Death Valley National Park, the 18-hole course sits 214 feet below sea level, making it the lowest elevation course in the world

Admire the International Car Forest: Just outside what was once one of the wealthiest boomtowns in Nevada is another one of the state’s incredible outdoor art installations worth traipsing through. Originally created by longtime Goldfield resident Mark Rippie, the curious exhibit was originally conceptualized an open space, where artists could let their creativity amuck on cars instead of canvases, implementing whatever medium they desired.



Where else can you find Venetian canals, the Eiffel Tower and a wild, rushing river all in one place? Only in Vegas. Explore world-class shopping, catch a show, indulge your senses, or just party like a high roller.

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Go horseback riding: Escape the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas Valley and go horseback riding on the Bristlecone Trail in Lee Canyon as well as the Fletcher Canyon Trail in Kyle Canyon for some spectacular views of the State

Climb down Gold Strike Hot Spring: descend 600 feet into this spectacularly scenic canyon comprised of rewarding hot springs

Ski the slopes at Mt. Charleston: Nevada's fifth tallest peak, is less than an hour north of the city and boasts incredible skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing during winter months. Hiking and camping in the alpine forests of the Spring Mountains is a great way to beat the summer heat from the valley below.

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