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McKissick Canyon

A 3-mile hike with 2,000 feet of elevation gain, the trail up Mckissick Canyon leads to a stunning view over the Winnemucca Valley, with rock-scrambling access to the peaks of the Dogskin Range.

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Postpile Ridge

While not as distinctly formed as Devils Postpile National Monument, this thousand-foot long ridge, located high above Storey County’s Long Valley Creek, is still an impressive sight.

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The Court of Antiquity

Perhaps a few hundred years ago, or as many as 10,000, Native Americans gathered at this spot above the Truckee River to the east of the broad meadows that would become the city of Reno.

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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.

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American Flat Mill

The ruins of the United Comstock Merger Mill at American Flat were demolished in late 2014. This 137-node virtual-reality tour was photographed from August to December of 2014.

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Art Cars at the DMV

Before art cars are certified to roam the open Playa at night they must be inspected at the DMV (Department of Mutant Vehicles).

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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.

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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.

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Lagomarsino Canyon Petroglyphs

Lagomarsino Canyon, a Nevada rock art site on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quarter mile long. It consists of 2229 rock art panels, some created up to 10,000 years ago.

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Gold Hill Depot

The Gold Hill Depot of the V&T Railroad was completed in September 1869. The station served passengers and freight, and was also a telegraph station.

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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.

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Headframe of the Combination Shaft

This headframe served the Combination Shaft of the Chollar-Potosi/Savage/Hale & Norcross Mines beginning in 1875. With a depth of 3,250 feet, this was the deepest shaft of the Comstock.

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Remnants of the Old Lincoln Highway

Dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway spanned America from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This short section of pavement is intact, but abandoned.

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The Lava Beds; Elephant Head Rock

In May of 2013 we drove 2.5 hours from Reno toward the Black Rock Desert and then began a 7-mile hike up about 1,000 feet to the top of this spectacularly scenic granite plateau.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Virginia City Coach

Once the rolling home of eccentric writers Lucius Beebe and his partner Charles Clegg, the Virginia City railcar began its life in 1928 as the Pullman car Crystal Peak.