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    Once the sun slips behind flanking forest, the lights of Reno set this little urban hub in northwestern Nevada to shining as befits a place recognized for its numerous casinos and proximity to both ski slopes and Lake Tahoe.

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Nevada Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in Nevada are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • Half an hour
  • 11.69 miles (18 km)

If this isn't the highway to heaven, it sure bears a strong likeness. The road winds upward through sagebrush and pinon pine, then mountain mahogany, quaking aspen and limber pine. The lake is in a glacial cirque in the East Humboldt, a young, craggy and visually spectacular range. Its scarps and...

  • 2-4 hours to visit the byway.
  • 28 miles (45 km)

Bitter Springs Back Country Byway offers a drive with many rock formations, like the Muddy Mountains and colorful sandstone for sight seeing. Along the byway, visit abandoned borax mines and evidence of rivers that have long since dried up. Bitter Springs is close to many entertaining and informat...

  • About 1.5 hours
  • 58 miles (93 km)
  • Paved

The Carson Pass Scenic Highway is a dramatic escape into the high reaches and climes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains that runs from peaks and valleys to lakes and forest. The Carson Pass Scenic Highway starts at Dew Drop on Highway 88, 55 miles north from Sacramento. Follow Highway 88 east to Woodfor...

  • 3.4 miles (5 km)

The City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway encompasses the early history and fame of Las Vegas. The byway, the "Old Strip," features stuctures and sights vital to the making of Las Vegas.

  • An out and back trip can be done in one day, but if you take the entire loop, plan on spending from 2-6 days.
  • 98 miles (157 km)

The Extraterrestrial Highway may be a long stretch of 98 miles with only the small town of Rachel along its expanse, but because of its proximity to the famed "Area 51," fans claim it is one of the most "visited" areas in the country. Officially designated in 1996 for the many UFO sightings along th...

  • 4-5 hours to visit this byway.
  • 67 miles (107 km)

This Back Country Byway spans 67 miles beginning in Fort Churchill and ending in Wellington. Fort Churchill was named after Inspector General Sylvester Churchill of the US Army upon its construction in the 1860s. It was built in order to protect the Pony Express riders and settlers against the Ind...

  • 4-5 hours to experience this byway.
  • 62 miles (99 km)

The Back Country Byway travels across 62 miles of Nevada desert. The town of Gold Butte stands as an old mining town established in the early 1900s where precious metals such as gold, copper, zinc, and lead were mined. The byway offers chances to see petroglyphs, colorful sandstone, and great forma...

  • 2.5 to 3 hours
  • 148.82 miles (239 km)

Those traveling Highway 93 from Highway 50 to the town of Crystal Spring regale in high desert scenery, taking in Mount Gafton, Dutch John Peak and the Wilson Creek Range. The roadway passes through Pioche, an early 20th century mining camp filled with historic buildings. To the east of Pioche lie S...

  • One hour to drive or a few hours to enjoy the Byway.
  • 28 miles (45 km)

Referred to as "the most beautiful drive in America," the Lake Tahoe - East Shore Drive meanders through the sort of picturesque scenery that proves its reputation well-founded. Pristine Lake Tahoe, surrounded by the snow-capped Sierras, is one of the state's top tourist destinations for the access...

  • 30 minutes to drive or 1 hour to take in all the sights.
  • 13.5 miles (21 km)

Just twenty minutes from the town of Elko, Lamoille Canyon Road provides a fertile and green respite from the surrounding area's sparser desert ecosystem. The route's rapid elevation gain takes you up into the state's attractive recreational oasis of Ruby Mountains Scenic Area. During the byway's ...

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