The best drive to take around Lake Tahoe is...well...around Lake Tahoe. The road around the lake encompasses several highways within both California and Nevada and will give you some of the best views of the big blue lake.
Some of the best views are coming up Highway 50 from Carson City as you come up to
and around Carnelian Bay on the North Shore, and coming up Highway 431 from Reno over the
and along Highway 88 just south of Lake Tahoe. On 88 you will pass
and Hope Valley. In the fall, this area is very popular for the colorful aspen leaves turning gold and orange.
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Off Hwy. 88 at Carson Pass
P.O. Box 266
7360 West Lake Boulevard
Washoe Meadows State Park occupies 620 acres of meadow and woodland in the valley at the base of the escarpment leading to Echo Summit... read more
(at highway 446)
Panoramic views a short drive from downtown Reno...