Weekends are bigger, bolder and better in Reno Tahoe.
Short on time? Not a problem. The Outbound Collective and friends will show you how to make the absolute most of 72 hours in Reno Tahoe. From fly fishing in downtown to rock climbing in the desert, adventure-seekers Garrett Yrigoyen, Van.There and Mandii Cinnamon managed to squeeze it all in during their short stay in Reno.
There’s no time for jet lag around here. As soon as your boots hit the ground in Reno Tahoe, you better be ready to go. After all, you only have three days and this itinerary doesn’t allow for much downtime. Get that blood pumping with a hike at Hidden Valley (Ranch dressing optional), which is just minutes from downtown and offers some seriously great views of Mount Rose and the Sierra Nevada mountains to the west.
It’s time to celebrate those miles with a quick bite and a cold beer. Lucky for you, there are more craft breweries in Reno Tahoe than you can shake a stick at. A local favorite is Brewer’s Cabinet and for good reason – they brew a variety of delicious beer, have a great bar menu (Taco Wednesday and the House-Made Tater Tots are HIGHLY recommended!) and have generous patio seating. Like what you were drinking? Their flagship beers are sold in cans at the brewery and local grocery stores.
Don’t know the difference between switch casting and a dry fly? Step into some waders and let Reno Fly Shop help you channel your inner fish whisperer. With individual and group instruction available, you’ll learn basic skills before heading out to the Truckee River. Did we mention that’s just steps from their store in downtown Reno? That’s right, you can spend your morning on the river and still meet up with friends for lunch in downtown Reno (we suggest you wash up a bit first).
Fishing is allowed on the Truckee River, Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake with proper permits. Even if you are not going out with a guide from Reno Fly Shop, they are a great resource for fishing reports and other important information.
There’s a time and place for leisurely strolls through the woods, and we’re all about it, but sometimes the fresh air and sunshine puts an extra spring in your step and you can’t help but pick up the pace. Galena Creek Regional Park, south of Reno on the Mount Rose Highway, is the perfect spot to explore at any speed. There are plenty of trails that wind through the woods and you can choose from short loops to more challenging routes that take you deeper into the wilderness. So lace up those trail runners and head out!
If you’re a rock climbing enthusiast, you may be familiar with the routes on Donner Summit and other locations around Lake Tahoe. For a change of scenery, the crew from The Outbound Collective made the short drive north of Reno, towards Pyramid Lake, to Pig Rock. This secluded location does take a little more effort to find, but the secluded setting and endless views make it worth the trip.
There are a number of popular rock climbing locations in Reno Tahoe for beginners and advanced climbers. For those looking to learn or train in the off-season, local indoor rock climbing gyms such as Mesa Rim, Basecamp at Whitney Peak and Rock Sport are popular options that offer lessons and rental equipment.
We know, throwing axes seems a little extreme. But hey, you’re in Reno and we do things a little differently here. Trust us, if you can throw a dart, you can throw an axe. And it’s way more fun! Reno Axe & Bar is one of downtown’s newest hotspots that includes a full bar and additional games after the axe-throwing lanes close (around 10-11 p.m.) to keep the fun going.
Paddleboarding isn’t just for Lake Tahoe. Located east of Reno is Sparks Marina and it is a perfect place to get in a quick morning or evening paddle. Cruise the canal that separates the homes located on the east side of the marina and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Venice. We suggest going at sunset so you can watch the sky come to life over the Sierra Nevada mountains.