10 Adventurous Things To Do In Carson Valley, Nevada

Carson Valley things to do for adventure seekers

If you love a good adventure, nature, extreme sports and the all-American road, check out Carson Valley, Nevada! 

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Carson Valley is located in Nevada right on the border of California and Nevada and a few short miles away from Lake Tahoe. It sits at the transition between the Sierra Nevada range and the Great Basin, the high alpine and the high desert. The valley is surrounded by 10,000-foot peaks that are the same mountains that cradle Lake Tahoe. If you’re planning a road trip to southern California, hop on over to Carson Valley to get your dose of the all-American road, full of beautiful scenery, open space, golf courses, farms, parks, adventurous sports, shops and hotels. It’s the perfect destination for solo travelers and family travelers.

I love traveling to cities that offer a bunch of fun and adventurous activities, in fact, I’ve built my whole life around it and this city has it all!

Here are 10 adventurous things to do in Carson Valley!

Hot Air Balloon (with Lake Tahoe Balloons)

Hot Air Balloon (with Lake Tahoe Balloons) Carson Valley

If you haven’t gone on a hot air balloon ride, what are you waiting for?! Do it in Carson Valley. The best places to go on a hot air balloon adventurous are cities with beautiful scenic views and this is the place to do it. You will be flying over the beautiful Lake Tahoe. The adventure begins shortly after sunrise (approximately 5:15AM – 6:45AM) when balloon conditions are at its best and the natural beauty of this alpine setting is revealed to you. For anyone who loves photography, this would be ideal! Start your day off right with a morning you’ll never forget.

Contact: (530) 544-1221

For more information/booking: CLICK HERE

Skydive Lake Tahoe 

Skydive Lake Tahoe is your premier resource for Tandem Skydiving in the Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, and Northern California areas. Take the plunge and finally go skydiving over one of the most beautiful places in all of America! You will be flying over Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada Mountains.

For more information: CLICK HERE

Go Soaring/Flying

Wanna take your adventure up a notch? How about trying soaring with SoaringNV! Soaring is the art and science of using the natural movement of the atmosphere to stay aloft, climb, and travel long distances in a motorless/engineless aircraft. It’s a unique flying experience, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Enjoy the beautiful Carson Valley view from 3000-feet in the sky.

Contact: (775) 782-9595

For more information: CLICK HERE with SoaringNV

Go Horseback Riding

Whether you’ve gone horseback riding in the past or you’re a first timer, horseback riding offers something special for beginners, pros and people of all ages. There is nothing like horseback riding, especially in such a beautiful scenic city. Carson Valley has a few different horse ranches that you should definitely check out, listed here below.

  • Chappell Ranch 531 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89460, US. (775) 265-6483

Rent a Snowmobile

If you haven’t ridden in a snowmobile, you must! It’s so much fun! Think of it as a jet-ski on snow. I went on my first snowmobile in Finland and ever since, I’ve been hooked. During the winter season, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe get pretty great snow and if you’re planning your trip during the winter time, add snowmobile to your list of things to do!

For more information: CLICK HERE

Go Skiing & Snowboarding

If you’re also planning on visiting during the winter season, don’t forget to go skiing or snowboarding! You can bring your own gear or rent it once you get there. There are also a few places to check out for skiing and snowboarding like Heavenly Mountain Resort, Hope Valley Outdoors and Kirkwood.

For more information on the different ski and snowboarding locations head on over here.

Go Hiking and/or Biking

For nature lovers, hiking and biking is the way to go! I love seeing a city on a bike or hiking to a beautiful location. Carson Valley has so many options for you with different trails and places to do that. Check out this list below!

Go Motocross

Welcome to Carson Motorsports! If you’re looking for a fun and crazy adventure try motorsports in Carson Valley. Carson Valley is the Northern Nevada’s Premier KTM & HUSQVARNA dealership and service center. Have fun! Go wild!

For more information: CLICK HERE

I hope you enjoy your amazing adventure in Carson Valley!


*This post was sponsored by Carson Valley Tourism. As always, my opinions are of my own. 



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