Nevada Mountains

  • Start: Mesquite, NV
  • End: Sparks, NV
  • Last Modified: 2011-12-05 16:08:21
  • Total Mileage: 597 Miles
  • Number of stops: 17

Description

On this trip, skip the sights of glitzy Las Vegas and Reno and head north to explore more of what this mountainous state has to offer. Learn about the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi tribe more than 800 years ago at the Lost City Museum in Overton. The museum is located on a 1,500-year-old pueblo. Spend some time at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Lake Mead is a reservoir created by the Hoover Dam. About 96 percent of the water in Lake Mead is from melted snow that fell in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Drive through Valley of Fire State Park where, for more than 150 million years, wind and rain has shaped the fiery sandstone into domes, spirals, and towers.

Stop #1:

Virgin Valley Heritage Museum
Mesquite, NV

Stop #2:

Lost City Museum of Archaeology
Overton, NV

Stop #3:

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Boulder City, NV

Stop #4:

Hoover Dam
Nevada, United States of America

Stop #5:

Boulder Beach
Boulder City, NV

Stop #6:

Lake Mohave
Boulder City, NV

Stop #7:

Valley of Fire State Park
Overton, NV

Stop #8:

Moapa River Indian Reservation
Nevada, United States of America

Stop #9:

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Las Vegas, NV

Stop #10:

White Pine Public Museum
Ely, NV

Stop #11:

Nevada Northern Railway
Nevada, United States of America

Stop #12:

East Ely Railroad Depot Museum
Ely, NV

Stop #13:

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park
Ely, NV

Stop #14:

Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV

Stop #15:

Cave Lake State Park
Ely, NV

Stop #17:

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Sparks, NV
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