Rest of Nevada

Rest of Nevada Travel Guide

This otherworldly bowl-shaped hole is nearly 4,000 feet across and 430 feet deep, and was formed two million years ago when lava bubbled along a fault line. To get there, turn right onto US-6 east at the Warm Springs junction.

The formal downtown river walk follows both banks of the Truckee River for half a mile. Professional kayakers run its up-to-class-3 rapids.

Take a cruise of the Colorado River on one of two boats tricked out to look like old-time paddle-wheel steamers.

Walk the red sandstone formations. Nevada’s oldest state park is made up of some 35,000-odd acres of petroglyphs and dramatic rock formations. Look for Arch Rock, Piano Rock, and the Three Sisters, whose recognizable forms have been the backdrop for many a western movie.

Brave the 180-foot tower from which you’ll do a combination skydive/bungee jump.

Located 108 miles north of Las Vegas, NV. Ash Springs is a desert oasis, part of a series of natural springs in the area, which sits in the middle of the beautiful high desert landscape of the Pahranagat Valley.

During summer, Tahoe Whitewater Tours gives guided inflatable-kayak float trips on the city's churning waters.

Once owned by Howard Hughes, the 520-acre oasis features more than 50 miles of marked trails and is always 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the Strip.

This kid-pleasing site has a 500-foot elevator ride down the canyon wall. The tour includes a walk-through of the generators, diversion tunnel, and power plant and access to all the exhibits.

Here, on a lonely stretch of private land, for no particular reason, rest half a dozen outsize sculptures, including a 24-foot oxidized steel miner, pick in hand, standing next to a penguin.

The base of the ski mountain is a whopping 8,510 feet above sea level. There are 10 trails; the summit of the ski lift is 9,370 feet, and you can snowboard from the half-pipe and terrain park that was added in 2000.

The impressive National Automobile Museumfeatures a 1936 Mercedes-Benz Roadster worth more than $3 million.

Check out Reno’s classic casino and the “biggest little” sign next door.

A popular stop for visitors en route to Sin City, this casino is part of Buffalo Bill’s Resort in Primm, Nevada, just 40 miles southwest of Vegas.

This remote desert park in east-central Nevada has plenty of groves of gnarled bristlecone clocking in at more than 4,000 years old, as well as aspen, jackrabbits, and alpine wildflowers spread over 77,000 acres that range from the basin floor at 5,000 feet above sea level to peaks topping 13,000