Tahoe Sunsets

Nightlife, What's New — By christinanellemann on June 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

Nevada Beach, East Shore, Lake Tahoe, June 2010

Even though I have traveled the world, I still think the sunsets in the high desert of Nevada and California are some of the best. They can go from tangerine orange to bubble gum pink to deep plum in the space of four minutes. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it.

There could be several reasons for the stunning evening color: the erratic weather and cloud patterns that are in the Sierras, the high altitude, or the clean, but thin air. I think it may be in exchange for the Tahoe days being a bit shorter in length because the area is completely surrounded by mountains. So, a beautiful sunset is the payoff for the lack of daylight.

Slide Mountain and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, as seen from Washoe Valley, NV,  June 2010

Washoe Valley, NV,  June 2010

Photos by NileGuide Local Expert/Lake Tahoe

Tags: evening, lake, romance, sunsets, tahoe, travel


  • Julie Trevelyan says:

    Ok, wow. These are definitely amazing shots! I grew up in California, but I’ve never been to Tahoe. (Yes, tsk tsk on me.) On my list to visit for sure though.

  • Christina says:

    That’s okay Julie. :-) The best time to come to Tahoe (I think) is in the fall. It is still warm enough for swimming and the winds have calmed down. I myself have only been to a few parts of Utah and have not yet seen Moab or Arches.

  • Ryan Collins says:

    I love the Tahoe Sunsets too. Fall is definitely the best time to capture those great sunset pics. Check out some that I took from Stateline Fire Lookout! The sky changed colors drastically and was AMAZING.


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