As is the case in many rural communities, the Gardnerville and Minden transportation options are somewhat limited if you don't have your own vehicle. But one of the best ways to get around the area if, indeed, you don't have a car or truck to drive is the Douglas Area Rural Transit service. The public bus route or DART is designed to help people get around Minden, Gardnerville and the Gardnerville Ranchos, with connections to Carson City and South Lake Tahoe. The route includes stops at a number of shopping centers, parks and recreational centers, a medical center and the library. Another service of DART is the Dial-a-Ride option that offers curb-to-curb rides for senior citizens and disabled individuals. The Dial-a-Ride service can provide transportation throughout most of the Carson Valley such as the areas listed above as well as Genoa, Johnson Lane and Indian Hills. Other Gardnerville and Minden transportation options include taxis and renting a vehicle at a car rental agency. For those who are looking to transportation as a form of recreation or exercise, the area has a number of great bike routes, and there are opportunities to get in a little canoeing, kayaking or rafting. Traveling by horseback can be a lot of fun as well, and there are several equestrian facilities in the valley.
Gardnerville & Minden Transportation by Air
Of course, the form of Gardnerville and Minden transportation that might be the most fun of all is flying. The Minden-Tahoe Airport is a general aviation field of approximately 1,000 acres. It's a bit small for commercial airlines but just the perfect size for individuals to explore the many aspects of flight. Flying lessons, glider trips and private planes can all be found at this community facility.