Sunday 24 March 2019

Road Tripping In Nevada: The Best Sites

If you’re someone who loves being out on the road, with wide and open stretches of land all around you, and you’re not too keen on the crowds, make sure a Nevada road trip is on your bucket travel list! Take your partner with you for some quality alone time, or go during the summer holidays if you want the kids to see what’s really out there as well.

Without further ado, here’s some of the best landmarks and hot spots to make sure you stop off at during the drive.

Visit the Valley of Fire State Park

There’s a lot of national and state parks in Nevada, but the Valley of Fire deserves a special mention for your potential road tripping plans. You’ll know it when you see it, considering the amount of red Aztec sandstone that’s collected and built up here - 40,000 acres, if you want to be exact.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the visitor centre, as you can learn all about the archaeology and geology of the area, and you can stock up on books and postcards too. You can also camp here, with 24 hour access to the site if you’ve got a tent pitched up, and there’s only a small entrance fee of $10 - it’s a rather cheap visit for what you can get up to!

Stop Off at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a large lake that has plenty of beaches to accompany it, making it a popular spot for people to get their swimming costumes on and their surfboards off the roof of the car! There’s also some ski resorts around here, so if you don’t fancy getting wet in the water, you can always strap the boards to your feet instead.
Go hiking and skiing in the north of the lake, and then relax and take in the sunshine when you get to the south again. There’s a real distinct ecosystem on offer here, and even your kids will be in awe of the wonders of the natural world all mingling together around the borders of the water.

Drift Down Route 50

Route 50 is almost as famous as the grand old Route 66, and it’s commonly known as ‘America’s Loneliest Road’. There’s a good chance you’re going to be cruising down this highway at some point during your road trip, so make sure you stick your head out the window and take in the flat expanses that have no one around for miles and miles.

On your route you might just spot a ghost town or two, as well as ancient buildings tucked away behind more modern businesses, but it’s a mostly rural road when you get onto it in its Nevada region. You’ll have plenty of snaps of the sand and the sky whilst you’re making your way through!

Try Lake Mead on For Size

Lake Mead is the biggest natural reservoir in the United States, and it’s going to be amazing to stop off at and look over when you get the chance to visit it. It’s impounded by the Hoover Dam, and during the winter season, you’re likely to see snow on the tips of the mountains that surround the lake.

The water at Lake Mead is brilliantly blue, and you’ll find all sorts of colourful and misshapen rocks that border its shores and stick out of the lake itself. Feel free to hire a boat for a couple of hours or half the day and take a trip around the lake, and discover all of the private coves and open expanses that are on offer.

Take a Stop at Hoover Dam

Right on the border of Nevada and Arizona lies the Hoover Dam, and it’s probably going to be one of the last spots you visit on your tour (or at least, one of the last on the first leg!). The Hoover Dam sits on the Colorado River, and it’s a wonderful site to behold - it’s one of the biggest man made structures in the world, and has some real longevity built into it; apparently it can stand for about 10,000 further years from now!

So if you want to take a look inside, be sure to book a tour of the Hoover Dam, and research your options. It’s a popular tourist spot, and it has quite a few tour booking companies to prove it.

Road tripping through Nevada is going to be a very unique experience, so make sure you’ve planned!

*This is a collaborative post*


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