Time & Distances from Reno to Attractions in the West

How Far from Reno and How Long Does it Take?

Road from Reno to Yosemite
••• Road from Reno to Yosemite. James O'Neil/Getty Images

Here are driving times and distances from Reno to some major national parks and attractions in the West. Because Reno is right next to California and Nevada is big, it is a long way and takes hours (or days) of driving time to reach most of these destinations. Don't forget to consider traffic, road conditions and weather when planning a road trip to any of these places in western North America.

Main Highways from Reno

Interstate 80 (I80) is the main and most direct east-west route from Reno and over the Sierra Nevada mountains to California.

Going east, I80 takes you all the way to Chicago.

U.S. 395 is the primary north-south highway passing through Reno. It begins at the Canadian border in Washington and goes all the way to a southern California intersection with I15 in the Mojave Desert, almost to Mexico. In the Reno area, it is called the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway.

I80 and U.S. 395 cross at the downtown Reno interchange known locally as the Spaghetti Bowl. Downtown Reno is the starting point for these times and distances. Miles and kilometers are rounded off.

Major National Parks in the West and Other Attractions

Nevada

  • Great Basin National Park, NV - 385 mi, 619 km, 6 hr 22 min
  • Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, NV - 482 mi, 776 km, 7 hr 55 min
  • Las Vegas Strip, NV - 450 mi, 724 km, 7 hr 20 min

California

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

Oregon

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

Washington

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

Wyoming

  • Yellowstone National Park, WY - 774 mi, 1245 km, 11 hr 38 min
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY - 737 mi, 1186 km, 11 hr 13 min
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY - 859 mi, 1382 km, 13 hr 23 min

Utah

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

Arizona

  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - 751 mi, 1208 km, 11 hr 57 min
  • Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - 893 mi, 1437 km, 13 hr 38 min

Colorado

  • Mesa Verde National Park, CO - 887 mi, 1427 km, 13 hr 19 min
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO - 1041 mi, 1676 km, 14 hr 47 min

Idaho

  • Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID - 548 mi, 881 km, 8 hr 12 min
  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area. ID - 551 mi, 886 km, 9 hr 12 min

Montana

  • Glacier National Park, MT - 1097 mi, 1765 km, 15 hr 58 min
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT - 1025 mi, 1650 km, 15 hr 2 min

Note: Travel times and distance figures are from Yahoo! Maps. Routes mapped out generally follow major highways. Your results will undoubtedly vary due to a number of factors, including weather, road conditions, traffic, construction zones, and personal driving habits. When in doubt, give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.