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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Geiger Lookout Wayside Park- A Nice Stop with Great Views on the way to and from Virginia City

Geiger lookout is frequented by sunset enthusiasts, people looking to stretch their legs out, In-N-Out lovers wanting to enjoy their food with a great view, people looking to take a step back in history, vista enjoyers, and curious travelers going to and coming from Virginia City.  The lookout can be found a little way up a winding route to Virginia City from Reno at a turnout with about 11 parking spaces. 

One of the best things about Reno is how varied it can be within such a short distance.  With rock-lined paths, muted colors of nature and vibrant red mineralize mountains, Geiger Lookout provides a unique experience.  

There are multiple lookout points where you will find sweeping views of Mt. Rose, the Sierra Mountains and Downtown Reno.  At about 1,000 ft. elevation above the Truckee Meadows, you will feel amazing being surrounded by amazing views. 

The park and the ruins (1938) of barbecues, wells, restrooms, and a "love seat" help bring people back in time and activate their wonders of the history behind them.  

Just a short 15 min drive up a scenic and winding road, you'll find Virginia City.  There's truly no better feeling than taking a step back in time in the "Wild  Wild West."  In normal times, Virginia City hosts many annual events, parades, tours and is a popular place for tourists with unique experiences, saloons, restaurants and shops for shopping.

-Plaque at stone stairs commemorate Davison M. Geiger, a local physician who funded the Geiger Grade Rd. Stairs lead to lookout and "loveseat"
-2 acres.
-you can bring lawn chairs to enjoy the view for a little while and have a picnic
-It can get windy.  Don't forget to check the weather for wind speed and conditions.

Categorized under "Parks and Playgrounds"