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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.