Best Off-Highway Drives in Nevada

This list represents the most popular off-highway drives in Nevada. Use this list to plan your next Nevada off-highway drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Crystal Peak Loop

    3 Reviews

    Verdi, NV

    This convenient and highly scenic tour provides vistas across Dog Valley to Reno and into the Great Basin.
    •  Difficulty
    •  1.5 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    This convenient and highly scenic tour provides vistas across Dog Valley to Reno and into the Great Basin.

  • #2 Kings Canyon Trail

    6 Reviews

    Carson City, NV

    This trail begins at the intersection of King Street and Mountain Street, 0.4 miles west of US 395, and heads west from the suburbs of Carson City toward the Carson Mountain Range. Traveling ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1.25 hours
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins at the intersection of King Street and Mountain Street, 0.4 miles west of US 395, and heads west from the ...

  • #3 Titus Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Beatty, NV

    Perhaps the most popular backroad in Death Valley National Park. Very scenic after the first 10 miles. A few buildings remain at the Leadfield Mine. Interesting geologic rock formations and a ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours plus travel time
    •  26.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the most popular backroad in Death Valley National Park. Very scenic after the first 10 miles. A few buildings remain ...

  • #4 Black Rock Hot Spring

    1 Reviews

    Gerlach, NV

    An immense pool of aqua-blue water on the northern reaches of the Black Rock Desert. The spring is incredibly hot, and all precautions should be taken to avoid serious injury. The spring itself ...
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    An immense pool of aqua-blue water on the northern reaches of the Black Rock Desert. The spring is incredibly hot, and all ...

  • #5 Candalaria Ghost Town and Belleville Mining Camp Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mina, NV

    A paved two-lane road leads nearly all the way to Candelaria ghost town where numerous structures remain, including several stone and wooden buildings. Huge tailings piles surround the paved ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  15.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A paved two-lane road leads nearly all the way to Candelaria ghost town where numerous structures remain, including several ...

  • #6 Genoa Peak

    2 Reviews

    Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV

    Genoa Peak is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 5.7 miles long and begins ...
    •  5.7 miles

    Genoa Peak is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit ...

  • #7 Genoa Peak Trail

    2 Reviews

    Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, NV

    Genoa Peak Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 7,644 feet altitude. ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Genoa Peak Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management ...

  • #8 Como Ghost Town Trail

    1 Reviews

    Dayton, NV

    This trail begins in the town of Dayton and winds through the rugged Pine Nut Mountains to its end in Smith Valley. The trail starts off on the paved Old Como Road, which runs alongside a gravel ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  20.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins in the town of Dayton and winds through the rugged Pine Nut Mountains to its end in Smith Valley. The trail ...

  • #9 Ophir Grade Trail

    1 Reviews

    Virginia City, NV

    Ophir Grade Trail begins at the historical marker at the southern end of Virginia City’s main street, just north of the town of Gold Hill. Turn off Nevada 342 at the Nevada Department of Tra ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  0.3 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Ophir Grade Trail begins at the historical marker at the southern end of Virginia City’s main street, just north of the town ...

  • #10 Sunrise Pass Trail

    1 Reviews

    Minden, NV

    A few pinyon and juniper pine trees grow widely dispersed across the landscape as the trail begins to climb toward the Pine Nut Mountains. Continuing to ascend, the road undulates over some small ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2.5 hours
    •  43.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A few pinyon and juniper pine trees grow widely dispersed across the landscape as the trail begins to climb toward the Pine ...

  • #11 McClellan Peak Trail

    1 Reviews

    Carson City, NV

    The best way to access this trail is to exit US 395 at Arrowhead Road, just north of Carson City. Travel west 1.5 miles from the US 395 northbound exit ramp along Arrowhead Road to the intersection ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The best way to access this trail is to exit US 395 at Arrowhead Road, just north of Carson City. Travel west 1.5 miles from ...

  • #12 Ludwig Ghost Town Trail

    1 Reviews

    Wellington, NV

    This trail begins in a residential area around the towns of Smith and Wellington and runs north through the historic mining area of Delphi and Ludwig. It crosses Mason Pass and the Singatse Range ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1.5 hours
    •  26.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins in a residential area around the towns of Smith and Wellington and runs north through the historic mining ...

  • #13 Pony Express Trail

    1 Reviews

    Silver Springs, NV

    This trail begins just south of Buckland’s Station on US Alt. 95. The road proceeds east from the highway on a wide, maintained dirt road. Be aware that sections of this long, remote trail can ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  27.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins just south of Buckland’s Station on US Alt. 95. The road proceeds east from the highway on a wide, maintained ...

  • #14 Logan House Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Lake Tahoe, NV

    Logan House Creek Trail, USFS Trail #33, is a pleasant drive through the forest, which loops off Western #23: Genoa Peak Trail and eventually rejoins it about 4 miles south of the starting point. ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  0.5 hours
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Logan House Creek Trail, USFS Trail #33, is a pleasant drive through the forest, which loops off Western #23: Genoa Peak ...

  • #15 Twelve-Mile (Bishop Creek) Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Wells, NV

    General description: Hot springs emerging from the side of a creek in an isolated portion of northeastern Nevada. The hot springs at one time filled a large swimming pool, which subsequently ...
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    General description: Hot springs emerging from the side of a creek in an isolated portion of northeastern Nevada. The hot ...

  • #16 Hyder Hot Spring

    0 Reviews

    Lovelock, NV

    A large, colorful hot spring source on an isolated hillside. Water from a smaller hot spring is trapped in a small, shallow pool that is bathable. Hyder Hot Spring rests on a small hill in an ...
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    A large, colorful hot spring source on an isolated hillside. Water from a smaller hot spring is trapped in a small, shallow ...

  • #17 Poeville Mining District Trail

    0 Reviews

    Reno, NV

    The trail through the historic Poeville (or Peavine) Mining District and town site begins at the intersection of Red Rock Road and North Virginia Street, which is located at the south end of ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1.5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail through the historic Poeville (or Peavine) Mining District and town site begins at the intersection of Red Rock ...

  • #18 Jumbo Grade Trail

    0 Reviews

    New Washoe City, NV

    This trail begins 4 miles south of the intersection of US 395 and Eastlake Road (Nevada 428) in New Washoe City. Proceeding east from Eastlake Road on Jumbo Grade Road, the trail starts out as ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins 4 miles south of the intersection of US 395 and Eastlake Road (Nevada 428) in New Washoe City. Proceeding ...

  • #19 Old Geiger Grade Toll Road

    0 Reviews

    Washoe City, NV

    The trail begins at the intersection of US 395 and paved Geiger Grade Road south of Reno. Travel approximately 3 miles over paved roads through suburban neighborhoods to access the old toll road. ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  30 hour
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins at the intersection of US 395 and paved Geiger Grade Road south of Reno. Travel approximately 3 miles over ...

  • #20 Aurora and Bodie Ghost Towns Trail

    0 Reviews

    Hawthorne, NV

    This trail begins 2 miles or so south of Hawthorne and travels southwest on a wide, maintained dirt road. Sagebrush and rabbit brush vegetation surrounds the trail, and pinyon and juniper trees ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 hours
    •  45.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins 2 miles or so south of Hawthorne and travels southwest on a wide, maintained dirt road. Sagebrush and rabbit ...