Traveling to Carson Valley is simple any time of year.
At approximately 4,700 feet in elevation and sheltered by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west, and the Pine Nut Mountains to the east, the broad valley enjoys relatively mild winters among its four distinct seasons.
If you are flying here:
- Reno-Tahoe International Airport is a 45-minute drive from Carson Valley.
- Minden-Tahoe Airport is in the heart of Carson Valley. It’s a general aviation, 990-acre, full-service, non-towered facility.
- Sacramento International Airport is a 2.5-3 hour drive over the Sierra (subject to weather and road conditions).
If you are driving here:
- From the Southwest – All-weather Highway 395 offers a straight line from Southern California to the Carson Valley through scenic valleys and foothill towns.
- From the Northwest – California Interstate 80 connects to Highways 580 and 395, making it just a 2 hour drive from Sacramento and little over 3 hours from San Francisco.
- From the West – US Highway 50 connects to Highway 395, making it just a 2 hour drive from Sacramento and little over 3 hours from San Francisco.
- Alternate route from West – Highway 88 out of Stockton or connect to 88 from 89 out of Meyers (50).
Make Carson Valley your next road trip. With nature’s beauty, a hometown atmosphere, historic sightseeing, world class outdoor recreation, and entertaining Nevada nightlife, this beautiful valley will have you coming back.