Road Trip to Spectacular!

Is it the wide-open two-lane highways? The galloping mountain ranges? The wily local characters? We don’t know. But we do know that Nevada makes for a hell of a great road trip! From the bling of Vegas to perhaps the best hidden-gem national park in the country, with state parks and slot canyons in between, here’s your adventure itinerary for a Nevada road trip to remember.

Week 07.20.2017
Regions Northern & Southern CA

Dam Good Canoe Adventure

Canoe the Black Canyon Outside Las Vegas

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Bring your swimsuit to Vegas—but not for the pools. A self-guided canoe trip down the Black Canyon portion of the Colorado River is way better than renting a cabana by the pool. This day-trip is just 45 minutes from the Strip and gets you into some amazing solitude that’s the yin
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All Roads Lead to Adventure

Nevada's 6 Best Road Trips

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It’s the most mountainous region in the Lower 48, and a road-tripper’s dream. Nevada is home to the West’s best and most uncrowded scenic highways. With six different road trips to choose from or combine, your pit-stops go beyond gas stations. We’re talking routes filled with sta
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Slot Canyon Cathedral

Hiking the slot canyons in Nevada's Cathedral Gorge State Park

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Ready to play the slots? We’re not talking the casino kind. We mean exploring the only slot canyons found in Nevada! Located right off Great Basin Highway (aka Highway 93), Cathedral Gorge State Park is wondrous in more ways than one. This quiet state park is a maze of carved out
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Great Is an Understatement!

Hiking and Exploring Nevada's Great Basin National Park

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We thought Canadians were modest—but it might be Nevadans. Great Basin National Park is wayyy more than "great." It's stunning, spectacular, and uncrowded! Tucked against the Utah border in eastern Nevada, Great Basin is a hiking wonderland of 13,000-foot peaks, ancient forests,
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    Feathery birds swing and swoop on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, surrounded by the Diablo Range and Santa Cruz Mountains. See it all from a levee in serene Ravenswood Preserve.

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    Beach, birds, ice plant popping purple flowers: That’s a hiking slam dunk! Hike about 2 miles at Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve using their fully reopened and well-signed Sequoia Audubon Trail.

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    Labyrinths are meditative meanders. Add fragrant organic lavender and you're at Bees N Blooms at the foot of Taylor Mountain near Santa Rosa, experiencing their “ancient pathway of peace” and more.

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  2. Putnam Pedal and Poppies!

    Helen Putnam Regional Park punches above her weight. The compact yet bountiful park near Petaluma explodes with wildflowers every spring, in particular the state’s signature California poppy.

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    Drive the Musical Road—one of only a handful in the world—to connect two of Antelope Valley’s best parks, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve with its Joshua Trees and Apollo Community Regional Park.

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  4. Barrel of Fun

    Put a spring in your step and a barrel in your belly in Antelope Valley's Palmdale. Do a 2.75-mile hike on Barrel Springs Trail and enjoy a local winery that shares part of the nomenclature.

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