Reno Outdoor Activities

Reno Outdoor ActivitiesThe mountains, the desert, and Lake Tahoe all prove to offer something compelling no matter the preference of any nature lover. From the rustic mountains and rocky terrain, to the arid desert atmosphere, to the tranquil coolness of the lake and its surroundings, there's something marvelous to experience within the great outdoors of Reno.

Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with the area's outdoor beaurty and wildlife at the Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary. This facility is home to foxes, wolves, a mountain lion, a black bear and much more! Visiting this preserve is like going on your very own desert safari. The sanctuary also offers a great learning experience thanks to the professionals that work there. The helpful staff is always ready to answer your questions about their furry residents. This wildlife sanctuary is an ideal destination for animal and nature lovers.

Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV - MAP
Phone: (775) 970-3111
Web: www.animalark.org

Sierra Safari Zoo
More of nature's wondrous creatures are on display at the Sierra Safari Zoo. Open from April to the first day of November, this surprisingly vivid collection of some of the world's most amazing animals offers you a chance to reach out and touch, feed and play with these exotic creatures. There are more than two hundred animals to see including wallabys, big cats, monkeys, deer and zebras.

Address: 10200 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV - MAP
Phone: (775) 677-1101
Web: www.sierrasafarizoo.org

Virginia Lake Park
Virginia Lake Park provides a great place to catch your breath and enjoy some of the simple pleasures of Reno's outdoor environment and natural beauty. Clear, easily accessible walking paths and picnic areas offer you a chance to either take the family out for a nice afternoon in the sun, or spend a little time by yourself and enjoy a brisk walk before heading back to the reality of your day.

Address: 1980 Lakeside Dr., Reno, NV 89509 - MAP
Phone: (775) 334-2260

Galena Creek Park
Galena Creek Park is a favorite of nature lovers, and it doesn't matter if the weather is warm or cold. During the warmer months, the walking trails lead the way for outdoor exploration and open areas make it an ideal place to take the family or commune with the park's natural beauty. In the winter, cross-country skiing is the order of the day, and many ski buffs and snow bunnies make Galena Creek Park their home away from home.

Address: 18350 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511 - MAP
Phone: (702) 849-2511
Web: www.washoecounty.us

Bartley Ranch Regional Park
The Bartley Ranch Regional Park not only offers a unique, natural environment to take in the area's gorgeous scenery and indigenous animal life, it also affords you the chance to get on horseback and take a ride through the open fields and grassy expanses of this outdoor oasis. The park has drawn rave reviews for how well the staff keeps the horses, grounds and other amenities in top shape, ready for any visitor to enjoy.

Address: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno, NV 89509 - MAP
Phone: (775) 828-6612
Web: www.washoecounty.us