Your Spring Checklist in Carson City

Don’t get us wrong, we love snowcapped mountains, a few black diamonds and hot cocoa after a stroll downtown, but spring in Carson City is one for the books. So, ditch the coat, shake off the winter blues, get outside and start checking off your list of memory-making. Carson City is your centerpoint of the Nevada experience, where adventure awaits, history lives and where you can recharge your spirit in the spring.

Hit the Trails

Unparalleled natural beauty and beautiful majestic mountain views – it’s no surprise that they say that nature is the best medicine. While Carson City trails are open year-round, there’s something about hiking in the sunshine breathing crisp, clean mountain air. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a fair-weather trekker, Carson City offers a variety of scenic hiking trails within city limits. Bring your hiking shoes and don’t forget to bring your phone – these views are surely Instagrammable.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Hang up your skis and bring out the bikes. Carson City is a certified bronze Bike-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Ride down to pick up your morning java and make a quick stop at the Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery to view one-of-a-kind artwork, showcasing work by northern Nevadans. If you enjoy thrifting and all things vintage, cruise to some one-of-a-kind spots to browse antiques and aged treasures.

If biking around the neighborhood is not your thing and you opt for more advanced terrains, Carson City has something bold for you as well. Explore all kinds of recreational routes along the scenic Carson River as the days get longer. Once events return, you’ll want to earmark another visit in May 20st for the Stetina’s Paydirt gravel grinder race.

Get Hooked on the Best Fishing Spots

When you hear about Carson City, you don’t immediately think of fishing – and that’s okay. For those who love to fish, casting your line in Carson City is the best kept secret for fishing and wildlife enthusiasts. Rainbow trout, carp, bass and white fish? The Carson River has an abundance of them – but that’s not all of it. There’s plenty more fish left in the streams, creeks and lakes! You may even reel in that coveted Cutthroat trout that you’ve always wanted to catch.

No One Awaits Spring More Than a Golf Nut

It’s time to dust off your golf bag and get ready for a weekend of swinging in Carson City. Whether you’re a golf newbie or a serious competitor, some of the most stunning courses can be found in and around the area. Don’t get stuck at the same golf course over and over again – switch it up a bit this spring and find a new place to tee up. Will you spend your Saturday morning at the Silver Oak Golf Course, Eagle Golf Courses or Empire Ranch Golf Course?

Historic V&T Railway Rides

The V&T Railway Eastgate Depot is your stop for history, discovery and excitement on most weekends from May-October. The V&T Railway long-line historic train takes you from Carson City to Virginia City for a full day excursion that gives people of all ages the opportunity to step back in time. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you ride up to Virginia City where you’ll stop over for a few hours to explore, shop and dine before embarking back on the train to Carson City.

Soak Up the Sunshine

Sunshine is good for the soul. What’s even better for the mind, body and spirit is the Carson City Hot Springs Resort, providing you the gift of some of the best mineral water in the West. The resort perfectly blends an ancient, naturally occurring hot spring with the comfort of a modern pool. After a springtime soak, head to Sassafras or Shoe Tree Brewing for a pint and a bite to eat. Hit all three locations and you’re a champion of the Carson City ‘Triathlon’! 

Now that you’ve noted all the things you want to do on your spring checklist, hop in the car to explore an array of outdoor activities. Just minutes from world famous Lake Tahoe, electrifying Reno, historic Virginia City and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Carson City is a hub of trails, treks and terrain that is meant to be discovered.