Find Your Fun in Placer County

Let our free pass guide you to world-class adventure and welcoming small-town hospitality. Throughout Placer County find hidden hikes, stunning vistas and inspiring adventures — each paired with a welcoming meal, cultural experience or delightful drink to complete a one-of-a-kind Placer County experience.
With Visit Placer’s Explorer Pass you can check in at featured attractions and adventures throughout Placer County, and with each new adventure become eligible for pass prizes. Explore the recreation-rich foothill communities including Colfax, Auburn, Lincoln, Newcastle, Loomis, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Roseville, Foresthill and Dutch Flat, each with their own town character and unique experiences. Or explore the mountain adventures served up in Placer County’s Lake Tahoe region.
Placer County holds a lifetime of exploration. Let our pass guide you to new adventures and special prizes.
NEW for 2024: new locations, new promotions, and bigger, better prizes! The Explorer Pass is the best way to explore all that Placer County has to offer!

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Explore Placer. Win prizes.

Get up and get outside for a chance to win the grand prize, and collect merchandise along the way.

  • Visit Placer Sticker (30 points)
  • Visit Placer Trail Map Bandana (70 points)
  • Visit Placer Yeti Rambler® Water Bottle (100 points)

All check-ins enter you to win the Visit Placer Explorer Pass GRAND PRIZE!
Winner to be announced by November 15, 2024

Follow us on @visitplacer and use the #placerexplorerpass to join in on all the fun!

30 Points Prize

Redeem 30 points and win a Visit Placer Sticker to commemorate your adventures in Placer County

70 Points Prize

Redeem 70 points and win a Trail Map Bandana. Choose from a variety of different trail maps and colors.

100 Points Prize

Redeem 100 points and win a Yeti Water Bottle, perfect for staying hydrated while exploring Life at its Peak.

Grand Prize

Grand Prize

Destination: Good Times, Explore 50+ of the planet's most rip-able, un-skippable mountains, list-worthy unique experiences, and endless adventure. Seek unique at 50+ destinations.

Download our Explorer Pass for the chance to win our Grand Prize, a 2024-2025 Ikon Pass courtesy of Palisades Tahoe. Each check in earns you an entry in our Grand Prize drawing!

Explore Accommodations

Settle into your stay in Placer County.

While embarking on your exploration of Placer County, find somewhere that fits your style. From family-friendly forays to romantic retreats, there’s something for everyone.

Placer Wine & Ale Trail

Stop along the way for a refreshment at the Placer Wine & Ale Trail.

Check out our full Wine & Ale Trail for an authentic experience in a true farm-to-fork style atmosphere. With over 30 locations to choose from, there’s no shortage of options as you pair outdoor enjoyment and imbibing.