Nevada’s extraordinary natural resources provide a perfect backdrop for recreation enthusiasts. It doesn’t really matter what you’re doing as long as you take a sense of adventure, a willingness to jump in with both feet, and a way to record these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Accessible both from Carlin and State Route 226, this county road is maintained gravel and dirt and very accessible by sport utility vehicle. The route travels through a nice variety of mining and ranching areas along Maggie Creek. Plenty of wildlife is usually visible from the road. Difficulty: All levels Getting there: From Elko, drive 26 miles to Carlin. Exit right on first overpass then turn right on first dirt road. Continue until you reach Hwy. 226.
One of the most scenic places in southern Nevada is as popular with tourists as it is with locals.
Valley of Fire State Park isn’t just the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, it’s also one of the most impressive, with incredible sandstone formations created when dinosaurs roamed.
Blue Lakes, Onion Reservoir, and Knott Creek Reservoir are three popular sites in this remote area.
These relatively undiscovered sand dunes offer an ideal recreation area for ATVs and dune buggies as well as adventurous sandboarders.