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The Reno, Virginia City, Carson City Loop

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This road trip was originally submitted by BRTP Partners on April 29, 2010

Trip Length: 60 miles


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Scenery You'll See
On route 341 "Geiger Grade" which starts in the Truckee meadows and ascends rapidly through a series of hair pin turns and long sweepers to the "ghost town" of Virginia City. There are many panoramic views of the valley below as well as the Sierra's on the opposite side of the valley. From Virginia City you descend rapidly connecting with hwy 50 to Carson City, the state's capital. After leaving Carson City you travel 4 miles north on Hwy 395 to Washoe Valley once exiting Hwy 395 you turn left and go under the freeway and take the frontage road approx. 1.5 miles north and turn left onto Franktown Rd. Where you will see many pastoral scenes as well as where many of the well to do folks reside. From Franktown road you turn left back onto the frontage road and go past Bowers Mansion a state park. This was a mansion built by a man that made it big during Virginia city's' Hay day. Proceeding north once again you will turn left back onto hwy 395 where it will be a short ride back to Reno.
Towns/Cities You'll Pass By/Through
This route has some great urban stops in, as the name suggests, Reno, Virginia City, and Carson City. Some of the highlights are described in the attractions section below.
Attractions & Points-of-Interests Along the Way
Reno Has many fine hotels and casinos as well as the associated restraunts and places to wet your whistle. Virginia City has many places to was down the dust from the trail as well as many museums and the V&T railroad. On the way to Carson City on US 50 you will pass by many of the state's legal brothels, which may be of interest for those looking for something else to ride. The "Bucket of Blood Saloon" is a place not to be missed. Carson City is the State Capitol which has many fine places to stay and eat as well as museums (V&T Railroad Museum) and gambling establishments.  
Foliage Viewing  Forest Views  Hilly or Curvy  Historical Points  Mountains & Hills  Wildlife Viewing 

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Reviewed by Guest on June 22, 2015
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Attraction or Point-of-Interest recommendation: street vibrations Reno NV
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