The cool, crisp air of fall is finally here. If you want to check out the fall foliage, make sure you do so in the next few weeks before the trees lose their leaves. We've compiled a list of day trips from Northern Nevada that highlight the gorgeous fall colors. 

Callahan Park. With a trail that follows Galena Creek, Callahan Park is a great way to experience fall foliage without driving too far. Located near Montreux Golf Course, this 25 acre park is a local favorite. Bring a picnic to enjoy and kids can enjoy the playground. 

Truckee River/Reno Riverwalk District. If you prefer to stay close to home, the Riverwalk District in Downtown Reno may offer the most convenient location to see fall colors. The Truckee River provides a fantastic photo opportunity. 

Mayberry Park. Located along the Truckee River, enjoy hiking, bike riding, bird watching and beautiful fall foliage in this Reno neighborhood park. Drive to the end of Woodland Ave. to enjoy this day use park. 

Spooner Lake. Just 11 miles south of Incline Village on Highway 28, and you will find a gorgeous lake surrounded by aspen trees. The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle and park hours are from sunrise to sunset. In addition to more than 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, you can also rent cabins. 

Eastern Sierra. If you take U.S. 395 South of the Minden/Gardnerville area, there are miles of incredible fall photo opportunities. 

Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is only about 3.5 hours from Reno and Tuolumne Meadows is a beautiful area to see fall colors. If you'd like to stay longer than a day, there are a few lodging options available inside the Park. 

Mt. Rose Highway. Begin in Reno at Mt. Rose Highway at 4500 feet elevation and continue up through the mountains, (about a 30 minute drive) where you will reach Mt. Rose Summit at 8900 feet elevation and forested mountain slopes and beautiful fall colors. There are several pull outs along the way for photo opportunities. 

Incline Village. Incline Village is only a 45 minute drive from Reno when you take Mt. Rose Highway. Not only will you be able to check out fall colors around Lake Tahoe, but you can relax on the public beaches and enjoy the local restaurants and shops. 



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