There's a reason why Nevada is called America's Adventure Place. Reno is in the center of some wild areas and it is easy to access the desert, the mountains, lakes and rivers in just a short drive.
Within Reno you can have a little adventure right downtown. The Truckee River Whitewater Park
is always flowing with water from Lake Tahoe. At this park you can do some whitewater kayaking, rafting or tubing. Also along any part of the river, you can fish for brook or rainbow trout.
For the kids, a small adventure and some rides can be enjoyed at the Great Basin Adventure
at Rancho San Rafael Park
in North Reno or at Virginia City
. At this historic mining town, they can pan for gold, go on a steam train ride or watch some gamblers and cowboys shoot it up at a Wild West show. For some adventure just outside of town, visit the Loneliest Road in America: Hwy 50
. It run from Carson City through Nevada and passes through several mountain ranges, state parks, petroglyph areas and native landmarks. Lake Tahoe
with its boating, swimming, skiing and hiking is within an hour of Reno.
1500 Washington Street
(Rancho San Rafael Park)
300 W First St.
Surrounding Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno is the very popular Truckee River Whitewater Park. Nearly every summer day there are crowds of people enjoying the river, either by wading in it, rafting in it, kayaking or even swimming on a hot day. On cooler days, this is a perfect place for whitewater kayaking. This park is the only park in the U.S. that is right smack downtown close to hotels and parking and it open year-round... read more
1595 N Sierra St
This beautifully landscaped area is one of Reno's premier parks. The Great Reno Balloon Race and "Reno Celebrates America", a fireworks show on the fourth of July, are a couple of the major events taking place here. On the grounds of this huge park you will find the Wilbur D. May Museum and Arboretum and the Great Basin Adventure Amusement Park. You will also find miles of walking or jogging trails complete with exercise stations, a large playground, picnic and barbecue facilities and acres and acres of grass... read more
3100 Dickerson Road
A hidden paradise by the Truckee River... read more
500 North Sierra Street
22222 Mount Rose Hwy
(at Highway 431)
Scenic Vistas 30 miles from Downtown Reno... read more
18350 Mt. Rose Highway
Take a light hike through this beginner trail among sagebrush scrub and Jeffrey pine forest with thick riparian foliage lining the creek... read more