Nevada: Road Trip Capital of the USA

Build Your Own Self-Drive Western Tour

Organizing large FAM groups is a challenge due to the vulnerability we all continue to face post pandemic. Because of these ongoing concerns, we encourage you to experience Nevada’s panoramic landscapes, full of mountain ranges and desert basins, on a self-drive road trip. Explore quaint Western towns and expansive state and national parks. Photograph quirky outdoor art sculptures and historical “ghost” towns (old abandoned mining communities). Nevada is where you find the heart of the American West.


Your IPW registration includes access to special discounts being offered by Nevada businesses for self-drive road trippers. Download your self-drive IPW badge to redeem special offers. Offers are valid during Pre-IPW Tours (September 16-17, 2021) and Post-IPW Tours (September 23-24, 2021.)

Choose Your Theme

From authentic cowboy culture and alien-themed eccentricities to wide-open wilderness and parks packed with history, scenery, and recreational opportunities, Nevada’s ten unique road trips cover all kinds of ground.

Click on the Road Trips below for details and pro tips on must-visit attractions, activities, accommodations, places to eat, and more, as well as to chart your course using customizable, stop-by-stop Google Maps for every route.


Just click on a Road Trip badge below to access a Google Map that you can customize for your self-drive trip.

Road Trips Featuring Specials

Lake Tahoe Loop
From Big Blue vistas and endless outdoor activities to hip neighborhoods, charming countryside, and Wild West saloons—and plenty of great food, hands-on history, and treasure-packed shopping in between—this multi-day tour combines the very best of the region in and around Lake Tahoe.

Cowboy Corridor
Few routes brim with Nevada’s Western cultural legacies as powerfully as the Cowboy Corridor, where Great Basin buckaroo, Basque, and American Indian traditions shine bright against a backdrop of stunning landscapes and recreation havens.

Rubies Route
The Rubies Route’s three main spokes all lead to scenic slices of recreation-packed paradise. Chase trails and trout in stunning Lamoille Canyon, wildlife and water at Ruby Lake and Angel Lake, or go wild on the way to Jarbidge, one of the West’s last true frontier towns.

Neon to Nature
Pairing off-Strip day trips with overnight escapes, this three-part hub-and-spoke tour visits southern Nevada’s most breathtaking scenic parks and landscapes, famous landmarks, and one-of-a-kind attractions—including Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Hoover Dam.

Travel Nevada has partnered with local Nevada businesses to sweeten the deal with special IPW offers. Click a Road Trip Badge above to view specials!

Our 10 Nevada Road Trips

Click on one of the road trip icons below or select a route from the map to view full itineraries, trip highlights, and leg-by-leg spotlights on attractions, parks, hotels, and more.

Car Rental Special

Book your Avis car rental and receive a 10% discount.

Victory Road
Route Distance
Suggested Time
100 to 900 miles
3 Days

Specials included for Carson Valley Golf, Dangberg Home Ranch, Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Steamboat Hot Springs, and Carson City
Specials included for TownePlace Suites, Red Lion, Gold Country, and Hampton Inn
Specials included for Balloon Rides, National Park Express, and Photo Tours Vegas

Get Invited to Take a VIP FAM Trip!

Be sure to use the hashtag #IPWTravelNevada on social media throughout your trip. Buyers with the most posts will be rewarded with an invitation to a special Nevada VIP FAM trip in 2022!

Travel Tools
The links below will be helpful in your quest for new horizons.