The state of Nevada is full of sublime scenery – from snow-capped mountains to red-sand deserts, and bright fields of wildflowers to cool blue lakes.
Nevada is more than casinos and neon lights: It contains some of the most splendid scenery in the world. Snowy peaks and desert valleys, colorful fields of wildflowers and sapphire blue lakes can all be found in the Silver State. Here are some of our favorite spots to enjoy the great outdoors and Nevada’s best outdoor activities.
The Fly Geyser lies about two hours north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. The geyser was created when a geothermal power company drilled a test well on the site and didn’t properly cap it, thus creating this multicolored, water-spewing rock formation. The property surrounding the geyser has been purchased by the Burning Man Project, who conduct guided nature tours on the property.
With mountain peaks, subterranean caves, miles of hiking trails, ancient growth forests, visitor centers and camping areas, Great Basin National Park has much to offer. The Lehman Caves are fascinating to explore, while creeks and streams offer places to fish. Great Basin is also an International Dark Sky Park, providing optimal viewing of the heavens, as well as a series of astronomy programs.