Mt. Rose Waterfall

Standing more than 6,300 feet above downtown Reno’s 4,500 feet, Mount Rose looks daunting. But its summit trail begins high up the mountain pass road (SR 431), at 8,911 feet.


Clear Creek Trail

The Clear Creek Trail is about 10.5 miles one way, with gentle gradients for hiking or mountain biking. It takes nearly 15 mi to gain the 1,150 ft in altitude of its high point at 6,200 ft.


Hunter Falls Fire

Viewed from a ridge above the University of Nevada, the smoke from the May, 2014 Hunter Falls Fire is evident in the Mt. Rose Wilderness just west of the city limits.


Storm over Mt. Rose

From a viewpoint midway up the Geiger Grade, looking down over the entire Washoe Valley, the sunset colors show through the storm front over Mt. Rose.


The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest hot air ballooning event in the country with no admission charge for the lift-off field, where spectators can mingle freely with the balloon crews.


The Reno Aces Ballpark

From its opening in 2009, the Reno Aces Ballpark may not be the largest or most opulent field in the country. But it will beat Yankee Stadium in its stunning second-inning sunset display.


Truckee River Bike Path

The Truckee River Bike Path runs for 12 miles through downtown Reno to the eastern end of Sparks. Explore 27 spots along the trail in virtual reality.


Sunrise on Snow

On the cusp of the Winter Solstice, the first light of a very short day colors the Reno morning sky, and also the snow.


RR Tracks Through Reno

From the time the Central Pacific pushed the Transcontinental Railroad through Reno in 1868 the tracks bisected the city north and south.


Peavine Fire, 2003

On July 14 2003, a brush fire on Peavine Peak northwest of downtown Reno charred 2,000 acres and threatened more than 150 nearby homes.


Hidden Beach, Lake Tahoe

Although this scenic spot sits right below busy Hwy. 28, only a short hop from Reno over Mt. Rose, it still qualifies as secluded and, truly, “hidden.”


Church’s Pond

This small snow-melt basin below Mt. Rose was named for James Church, the University of Nevada Reno professor who in 1909 devised a way to determine the water content of mountain snow.


Washoe Lake Overlook

There's a cold wind, dusk light, a storm gathering. It's late October atop Slide Mountain looking south over the Washoe Valley.


Reno Mercantile Building

Built in 1872, the Reno Mercantile Building is Reno’s oldest commercial building, having survived both the 1873 and the 1879 fires that destroyed most of the downtown business district.


Reno Whitewater Park

Since its opening in 2004, Reno's Whitewater Park has attracted kayakers, tubers, rafters, and swimmers to the Truckee River where it runs through the downtown area.