Nevada Day Trips, Seasonal, Trips, Winter December 27, 2022
7 Nevada Day Trips That Are Even Cooler During The Winter
While you might think that winter is best spent under the blankets, adventurous spirits know that the colder season is the perfect time to go outside and play! With mountains, deserts, and everything in between, the
silver state holds its own come each winter and is the best place to enjoy the cold. Here are seven winter day trips in Nevada to warm you up to a new adventure! Just be sure to pack your warmest winter travel essentials before heading out!
1. Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe – Reno, Nevada
Travel to Reno, Nevada this winter to experience skiing at
Mount Rose – Ski Tahoe
! This epic 1,300 acres of powdery white trails beckon skiers from beginners to experts. Enjoy stunning views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains as this ski resort sits on the highest base elevation in the entire Tahoe region. Mount Rose has been catering to skiers since the early 1930s. Come enjoy the crisp wintery air as you shred through the snow!
22222 NV-431, Reno, NV 89511, USA
2. Valley of Fire State Park – Overton, Nevada
It’s no surprise that the popular
Valley of Fire State Park
in Nevada draws its largest crowds during peak spring and summer months, but did you know that the state park is just as stunning (perhaps even more so!) in winter? Located just an hour north of Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park has a convenient visitor’s center, perfect to start your adventure. Then, head to one of many trails to see the fiery hues of red sandstone and learn all about the history of the area. Temperatures range between 40 degrees to about 60 degrees during the day. Plan for some snow that might have fallen during the night and don’t forget to dress in layers.
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040
3. Chinese New Year – Las Vegas, Nevada
Each year, throngs of spectators welcome the
Chinese New Year
in Las Vegas, Nevada! Watch as the Las Vegas Spring Festival parades through the Fremont East Entertainment District in a brilliant show. You will be wowed by the floats, dragons, traditional clothing, and delicious food during the vibrant celebration. You can catch shows at many participating venues in the area as the festivities enter their 11th year! Join in the fun and usher in the Year of the Rabbit! Bring the entire family to celebrate Chinese New Year from January 26 to January 28, 2023.
2505 Anthem Village Dr suite e 381, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
4. Ice Skating – Summerlin, Nevada
Situated in the picturesque community of Summerlin, Nevada, visitors will find themselves in a winter wonderland at this incredible ice skating rink! Delight in the wintery chill of Nevada as you skate across 8,000 square feet of ice. With music, holiday décor, and plenty of festive vibes in the air, you’re sure to have a fun-filled time at this skating rink destination! The Rock Rink will be open from November 11, 2022 until January 16, 2023. Due to the popularity of this event, it’s a good idea to
snag your tickets in advance
and note the time limit of 75 minutes per skating session.
1825 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
5. Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides – Incline Village, Nevada
Experience the magical and whimsical side of winter by taking a sleigh ride through the snow! A family-run business,
Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides
will take you and guests on a lovely 90-minute sleigh ride along the Pony Express Trail and northern Nevada’s most beautiful winter wooded scenery. The sleigh or carriage ride peaks as you come upon the majestic Lake Tahoe! Relax and enjoy this calm and romantic horse-drawn ride through Nevada’s gorgeous winter landscape and create memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
445 Hansen Lane Gardnerville NV 89460
6. Dog Sledding – Reno, Nevada
You don’t need to travel all the way to Alaska to experience dog sledding through the snow, just head over to Reno, Nevada to find this once-in-a-lifetime adventure for yourself!
Book a dog sledding excursion
through Sierra Adventures to enjoy the Sierra winter wonderland as trained dogs pull you through the snow. Perfect for both kids and adults, this dog sled tour starts with a complimentary pickup shuttle from your hotel. Follow the tips on their website for dressing warmly and find a list of all that will be included in your ticket price.
11 N Sierra St #101, Reno, NV 89501
7. Train Ride – Ely, Nevada
Take in the wintery sights and relax on a train ride! Hop aboard the
Nevada Northern Railway
to experience a National Historic Landmark and see the Nevada countryside in this spectacular and unique way. All train rides depart from the East Ely, Nevada depot and last about 90 minutes. With many trips to choose from, including Christmas-themed and historic site rides, you’re sure to find the perfect excursion for you and your family!
1100 Ave A, Ely, NV 89301
With so much to do and see in Nevada, it is without a doubt a wonderful state to experience winter! All that’s left to do is decide which day trip suits you to begin exploring what the silver state is all about. Did we leave a winter activity off the list that you would like to add? Comment below to let us know!
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