The crisp air is here, so grab those sherpa-lined boots, a steaming hot pumpkin spice latte and head to these five spots for fall leaves in Nevada for your leaf-peeping pleasure.
Floyd Lamb Park
For Las Vegans looking to jump into the season of fall while not traveling far from home, Floyd Lamb Park, only 15 miles from the center of Las Vegas, is a welcoming oasis with 680 acres of wildlife, lush vegetation, lakes and views and, of course, some of the most stunning fall leaves in Nevada. The park has cottonwood and oak trees aplenty that turn to breathtaking shades of yellow and orange in the fall. From hiking, camping and fish ponds to horse trails and mountain bike trails, Floyd Lamb Park offers activities for the entire family. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting in October.
Cost: $6 per vehicle.
For more information: www.lasvegasnevada.gov.
Edgewood Tahoe Resort
A luxurious room with a view of a deep blue alpine lake ringed with tall pines and snow-capped mountains awaits you in Lake Tahoe at Edgewood Tahoe Resort. Cooler evenings turn the sky ultra-blue, and the fall leaves contrast brilliantly in displays of yellow, gold and crimson. The hotel offers an events calendar filled with outdoor activities to savor amidst the fall leaves in Nevada, including sustainability tours and fly fishing cast-and-catch.
For more information: edgewoodtahoe.com.
Your fall foliage fix awaits in the center of Northern Nevada at Winnemucca, often referred to as one of the friendliest towns in the state. Enjoy a variety of activities in the sweeping landscape of turning leaves, including biking, hiking, fishing, mining and rock hounding. Rising 2,000 feet above the town of Winnemucca is the secluded Water Canyon which has cottonwood and aspen trees that are shades of yellow and gold in the fall and areas for camping, picnics and biking with no charge to visitors.
For more information: winnemucca.com.
If Thoreau’s Walden or Whitman’s Leaves of Grass is calling your name, Great Basin will most definitely be your cup of tea for peeping fall leaves in Nevada. Located on the border of Eastern Nevada and Western Utah, Great Basin has miles and miles of fall foliage-lined paths to hike and bike through. If you are lucky, you might get a chance to see some of Great Basin’s many wildlife inhabitants, including mule deer, wild turkeys and red-tailed hawks. Make it a staycation at one of Great Basin’s quaint accommodations, including Stargazer Inn, Hidden Canyon Retreat or a variety of IG-worthy Airbnbs.
For more information: www.greatbasinpark.com.
Bowsers Mansion Regional Park
Located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, between Reno and Carson City awaits a fall oasis of history and colorful foliage. Expansive lawns with tall shade trees, picnic pavilions, children’s playgrounds and the Historic Bowsers Mountain is the ideal setting for a picturesque day to see fall leaves in Nevada. Tour the mansion built in 1864 to explore what life was like centuries ago.
Cost: $10 to tour the mansion (tours are available through Oct. 29); free to visit the grounds.
For more information: www.washoecounty.gov.