Most People Don't Know Nevada's Christmas Tree Pass Even Exists
Our state is always full of surprises! If you’re looking for a pleasant drive or hike this holiday season, consider the aptly named “Christmas Tree Pass” in southern Nevada. This drive features spectacular views of the mountain with an optional side trip hike for those who enjoy Native American history. It’s no wonder people call this the most festive scenic drive in Nevada.
Driving through Nevada is always stunning, but this journey takes the cake. Fortunately, this scenic drive isn’t just for the holidays! To get to the Christmas Tree Pass in Laughlin, you’ll take Highway 163 by Searchlight and look for the signs for the Christmas Tree Pass Road. While not well known, it’s well-marked!
Have you had a chance to visit Christmas Tree Pass in Nevada? What’s your favorite scenic drive in your area? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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What are the best Christmas towns in Nevada?
Want to celebrate the season? Nevada has plenty of places to choose from.
- Genoa: First, head to the town of Genoa. Every year, residents flock to the tree lighting ceremony. Carols are sung and lights twinkle. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit!
- Carson City: This is another incredible Christmas town in Nevada. Visitors love the Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Santa Claus!
- Ely: You can’t forget about the charming town of Ely. This gorgeous place is home to the Nevada Northern Railway, which hosts a special Christmas-themed train ride every year. Drink hot cocoa and listen to classic Christmas stories. This event is sure to bring out your childlike wonder.
- Fallon: You should also check out Fallon for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. In addition to the lively spectacle, you’ll be greeted with tasty cookies and never-ending cheer.
For more ideas, read our full list of the best Christmas towns in Nevada.
What are the best drive-thru lights shows in Nevada?
We love going to the Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway event every year – it’s one of the best drive-thru light shows in Nevada! In fact, CNN Travel named it one of the “Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the U.S,” and we couldn’t agree more. With 2.5 miles of whimsical lights, twinkling displays, and unique spectacle, this is one event you’ll want to return to year after year. Whether you’re young, or just young at heart, this event will ignite your Christmas cheer.