Nevada is one big playground for adventure-seekers — and we aren’t talking about Vegas, either! The Silver State is one of sublime scenic beauty and incredible history, and it is best explored along the open road. So gas up the car, prepare your playlist, and grab some snacks — here are eight of the best, most unforgettable road trips you can possibly take in Nevada. We challenge you to take them all!

How many of these best road trips in Nevada have you taken before? Which road trip adventure will you choose next? Nevada is full of so many wonderful places to explore, and we challenge you to set forth and see it all!

For more amazing road trips around the Silver State, check out these 10 inexpensive adventures.

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Best road trips in Nevada

What are some inexpensive road trips in Nevada?

We love road trips because they can be done on the fly, and are often a wonderful way to explore without breaking the bank. Case in point: these 10 amazing adventures, which lead to some truly bucket-list-worthy destinations in the Silver State! Some of our favorite inexpensive road trips in Nevada include the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite and the International Car Forest of the Last Church in Goldfield; these two roadside attractions are a ton of fun to explore, and really show some of the history and culture of our lovely state. Another favorite road trip destination in Nevada is Lake Tahoe. There are so many free activities at this highest alpine lake. Hiking and bicycling are extremely popular, in particular this gorgeous hike that is even more spectacular in the autumn!

What are some must-visit places in Nevada?

The Silver State may be known for the glitz and glam of Las Vegas, but really, it's the rest of the state that will take your breath away. Some of our favorite must-visit places in Nevada are Lake Tahoe, the Valley of Fire, Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark, Sand Mountain Recreation Area, the Hoover Dam, and Great Basin National Park.

What are some Nevada road trips that only require a tank of gas?

You don't have to travel far to reach an amazing destination or attraction in the Silver State. Need proof? We designed this road trip that allows you to see some truly spectacular places in Nevada, all on one tank of gas! From the National Automobile Museum in Reno to Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park (and many a ghost town and roadside attraction in between!), you'll have lots of adventures on this 300-mile-long road trip in the Silver State.