Time and Distances from Reno to Attractions in the West

Reno
James O'Neil/Getty Images

Reno is centrally located for driving to many major national parks and attractions in the West. Because Reno is adjacent to California and Nevada is a large state, these trips can be long and take hours (or days) of driving time to reach most of these destinations. Before hitting the road, consider traffic, road conditions and weather when planning a driving trip to any of these places in western North America.

The routes mapped out generally follow major highways. Your results will undoubtedly vary due to factors like weather, road conditions, traffic, construction zones, and personal driving habits.

When in doubt, give yourself plenty of time to reach these destinations.

Main Highways from Reno

Interstate 80 (I-80) is the main and most direct east-west route from Reno and over the Sierra Nevada mountains to California. Continuing east, I-80 takes you all the way to Chicago.

U.S. 395 is the primary north-south highway passing through Reno. The highway begins at the Canadian border in Washington and goes all the way to a southern California intersection with I-15 in the Mojave Desert, almost to Mexico. In the Reno area, it is called the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Freeway.

I-80 and U.S. 395 cross at the downtown Reno interchange known locally as the Spaghetti Bowl.

Distance and Time Attractions

Downtown Reno is the starting point for these times and distances. Miles and kilometers are rounded off.

Nevada

  • Great Basin National Park, NV - 385 miles, 619 kilometers, 6 hours 22 minutes
  • Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, NV - 482 miles, 776 kilometers, 7 hours 55 minutes
  • Las Vegas Strip, NV - 450 miles, 724 kilometers, 7 hours 20 minutes

California

  • Death Valley National Park (Furnace Creek), CA - 373 miles, 600 kilometers, 6 hours 18 minutes
  • Disneyland (Anaheim), CA - 545 miles, 878 kilometers, 8 hours 19 minutes
  • Joshua Tree National Park, CA - 561 miles, 903 kilometers, 9 hours 34 minutes
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA - 165 miles, 266 kilometers, 2 hours 54 minutes
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA - 318 miles, 512 kilometers, 5 hours 7 minutes
  • Redwood National Park, CA - 400 miles, 644 kilometers, 7 hours 11 minutes
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, CA - 382 miles, 615 kilometers, 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yosemite National Park, CA - 181 miles, 291 kilometers, 3 hours 32 minutes

Oregon

  • Crater Lake National Park, OR - 332 miles, 534 kilometers, 5 hours 44 minutes
  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, OR - 591 miles, 951 kilometers, 10 hours 15 minutes
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, OR - 488 miles, 786 kilometers, 7 hours 58 minutes
  • Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument, OR - 396 miles, 637 kilometers, 6 hours 49 minutes

Washington

  • Grand Coulee Dam, WA - 808 miles, 1300 kilometers, 13 hours 4 minutes
  • Mt. Rainier National Park, WA - 695 miles, 1119 kilometers, 11 hours 51 minutes
  • Mt. St. Helens National Monument, WA - 607 miles, 977 kilometers, 10 hours 23 minutes
  • North Cascades National Park, WA - 841 miles, 1354 kilometers, 14 hours 21 minutes
  • Olympic National Park, WA - 781 miles, 1257 kilometers, 13 hours 29 minutes

Wyoming

  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY - 859 miles, 1382 kilometers, 13 hours 23 minutes
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY - 737 miles, 1186 kilometers, 11 hours 13 minutes
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY - 774 miles, 1245 kilometers, 11 hours 38 minutes

Utah

  • Arches National Park, UT - 746 miles, 1201 kilometers, 10 hours 41 minutes
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, UT - 568 miles, 914 kilometers, 9 hours 19 minutes
  • Canyonlands National Park, UT - 625 miles, 1005 kilometers, 8 hours 49 minutes
  • Capitol Reef National Park, UT - 688 miles, 1107 kilometers, 13 hours 7 minutes
  • Zion National Park, UT - 601 miles, 967 kilometers, 9 hours 58 minutes

Arizona

  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - 751 miles, 1208 kilometers, 11 hours 57 minutes
  • Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - 893 miles, 1437 kilometers, 13 hours 38 minutes

Colorado

  • Mesa Verde National Park, CO - 887 miles, 1427 kilometers, 13 hours 19 minutes
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO - 1041 miles, 1676 kilometers, 14 hours 47 minutes

Idaho

  • Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID - 548 miles, 881 kilometers, 8 hours 12 minutes
  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area. ID - 551 miles, 886 kilometers, 9 hours 12 minutes

Montana

  • Glacier National Park, MT - 1097 miles, 1765 kilometers, 15 hours 58 minutes
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT - 1025 miles, 1650 kilometers, 15 hours 2 minutes