Where is Carson Valley?

Carson / Tahoe Moto takes place in and around beautiful Carson Valley, Nevada. Right next to Lake Tahoe, where the high Sierra meets the high desert and the Great Basin. The event headquarters and basecamp are in Minden, Nevada, with great rides just a few minutes away.

Carson Valley

Carson Valley is in northern Nevada, 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe, an hour south of Reno, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and eight hours from Southern California.

Local Motorcycle Rides

The motorcycle riding here is fantastic. We’ve got endless miles of scenic, twisty, uncrowded pavement and plenty of remote backcountry dirt roads.

Event Venue

Carson / Tahoe Moto is headquartered in Minden, Nevada. Our host hotel is the beautiful, and friendly, Carson Valley Inn.


Carson Valley offers spa resorts, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds, and RV parks. Lodging options are available to accommodate any budget. In the true Nevada tradition, the valley also plays host to casino resorts that include great dining and well-appointed rooms.


Carson Valley offers great dining experiences. It’s easy to find your favorite in an eclectic variety, ranging from fine French cuisine to contemporary Italian, Thai, sushi, barbeque, classic steak house, and Basque. And casual dining options are plentiful as well.


Looking for a place to camp? There are some great choices from convenient RV parks, small private campgrounds, Forest Service and BLM campgrounds, or undeveloped backcountry camping.