Dayton is a quiet and sweet town located in Lyon County, east of the famous Virginia City historical district and minutes from Carson City. The Carson River flows right through Dayton as beautiful communities are being built every day. Home styles here include horse-zoned properties, multi-million-dollar custom homes, retirement communities and affordable starter homes for families. Wonderful scenery including Lyon’s Peak at 8619 feet above sea level, visible from almost all of Dayton. Dayton is a great place to live for anyone. Dayton was the site of Nevada’s first gold discovery! I usually take Six Mile Canyon from Reno to Dayton, a quiet high-desert mountain drive – just beautiful.