Nevada December 28, 2016
Here Are the 6 Best Places To Go Sled Riding In Nevada This Winter
We’ve had some recent snow fall in Nevada which means there will be lots of great opportunities for outdoor winter fun! Snow sledding and tubing are great options for people who may not enjoy skiing and snowboarding but want to feel the thrill of going downhill. Here are several places in Nevada known to be good choices for snow sledding and tubing.
1. Galena Creek Regional Park, Reno
This beautiful park is located near Reno. Sledding and tubing can be done although there are few "big" hills. It's also a great spot to play in the snow, hike and cross-country ski. The park is located at 18250 Mount Rose Highway in Reno.
2. Tahoe Meadows, Reno/Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Meadows is also known as the start of the Tahoe Rim Trail. It's a terrific spot for sledding and tubing, as well as other snow fun. Certain spots are for snow mobile use only so be sure to avoid those when sledding. To get there, take State Route 431 AKA the Mount Rose Highway going south of Reno. You can find lots of free parking along the road where the meadows are.
3. Spooner Summit, Incline Village
This area is located at the corner of Highway 50 and Highway 28 in Incline Village. It's a large park area that is not maintained or supervised. Tubing and sledding is very popular here and parking can be found along the road.
4. Lee Canyon/Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort/Lee Canyon is located off State Route 156 on 6725 Lee Canyon Road. This small resort has an area for tubing (as well as skiing and snowboarding). If you drive along Lee Canyon Road you may also see some hilly spots that locals make use of for tubing and sledding.
5. Cave Lake State Park, Ely
This park in Ely is an excellent spot for all sorts of winter activities. Sledding and tubing are popular, as well as ice skating on the lake, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The park is located 15 miles southeast of Ely off the US 50/6/93 and Success Summit Road.
6. Elko Snobowl Ski and Bike Park, Elko
The Snobowl has options for sledding and tubing fun, as well as for skiers and snowshoers. The park is a non-profit run by volunteers. You can find the Elko Snobowl on North 5th Street at 1992 Snowbowl Road, about 15 minutes out of Elko proper.
Do you have a favorite spot for sledding and tubing in Nevada? Share your thoughts in the comments!