National Scenic Byways and Other Recreational Drives

Nevada
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Backcountry Byways Near Las Vegas
Exploring the rugged desert country of Red Rock Canyon and Gold Butte.

Eastshore Drive
The nearly 46 km (29 miles) of Eastshore Drive skirt the edges of Lake Tahoe, providing visitors with breathtaking views of the Lake Tahoe Basin, while the visitors center offers accounts of the pioneer and Indian history of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway
As the only byway in the nation entirely within a tribal reservation, this route takes the visitor 59 km (37 miles) around one of the largest desert lakes in the world and provides a unique opportunity to interact with the Paiute tribe.

Wheeler Peak Drive
A good range of views in Great Basin National Park as you climb 3,400 feet over 12 miles. Several pullouts.


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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