Tourism Regions of Nevada

Tourism Regions of Nevada
One of the biggest states in the U.S., Nevada is known as the Silver State. The Nevada Tourism website boasts that when in Nevada, "outdoor recreation awaits at every turn," with hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding and water sports being some of the available activities.

Northwest Nevada

Hailed "America's Adventure Place" by the Nevada Tourism website, northwest Nevada is Reno-Tahoe Territory. During the warm-weather months, Lake Tahoe offers water sports, golfing, hiking and biking, such as on the Tahoe Rim Trail. During the cold-weather months, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are available.

Central Nevada

Highlighted by the Central Nevada Silver Trails, central Nevada features the largest National Wildlife Refuge on the eastern side of the stage and abundant hiking trails.

North Nevada

Known as "Cowboy County," north Nevada is the location of the Ruby Mountains, also called America's Alps, which is a popular site to horseback ride, hike, fish and bird watch.

North Central

North central Nevada earned the nickname the Pony Express Territory because it loosely follows the old Pony Express route. Lake Lahontan is a popular site for water sports and camping, while the Great Basin National Park is the location of the second-highest hiking location in the state, Wheeler Peak.

Southern Nevada

Although best known for Las Vegas, southern Nevada also features Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park, which both feature miles of hiking and biking trails. Red Rock's sandstone is a sought after spot for rock climbers, while Mount Charleston is located just an hour outside Las Vegas and offers skiing and snowboarding during the colder months.

Expert Insight

Meaning "snow-covered" in Spanish, Nevada gets more than 33 feet of snow annually at some ski resorts and has more than 24,000 acres of skiing available at 18 resorts.

Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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