Caliente, Nevada

A picturesque town in southeastern, Nevada, Caliente is a friendly residential community characterized by beautiful cottonwood trees and rich history. Originally known as Culverwell, the railroad town was renamed “Calientes,” the Spanish word for hot, in 1901 after hot springs were discovered in a cave tucked at the base of the surrounding mountains.

Evidence of the town’s proud railroad past can be found in its mission-style railroad station, now home to city offices, a library and an art gallery, and in the charming string of “company row” houses situated northeast of downtown Caliente. The station and surrounding neighborhood give visitors a glimpse into the rich past of the amiable small town. Visitors will also enjoy the hot springs and mineral baths for which Caliente is named. The springs are available year-round, as are the many activities that give Caliente its friendly neighborhood atmosphere. From community barbecues, homecoming reunions and softball tournaments to the annual Fourth of July celebration, that draws visitors from all over, Caliente’s events evoke a simpler, friendlier era.

Caliente also boasts beautiful natural terrain. Rainbow Canyon and Kershaw-Ryan State Park are located just south of Caliente, while Beaver Dam, Cathedral Gorge, Spring Valley and Echo Canyon state parks are each within 50 miles. Download the, Nevada State Parks brochure here to plan your trip to these fascinating and beautiful state parks.

Off-roaders of all skill levels can explore the terrain on the Silver State Trail, a 260-mile roundtrip trail system near Caliente, Panaca and Pioche. The trail is an easy scenic ride that winds past natural hot springs, Native Indian rock art, and often herds of deer, antelope and wild horses.


Caliente, NV

In about 1857, a man named Klingensmith, a Bishop in the Mormon Church, started a ranch in Dutch Flats north of present day Caliente. Several other ranches were settled between 1857 and 1879. There was a ranch in Caliente where a man named William Culverwell obtained part interest. His brother later bought the rest. Charles Culverwell, Williams’s brother, owned the hot springs, and by 1901, he operated the Culverwell Hotel. It had a Blacksmith shop, a Livery stable and the hotel had hot mineral baths (the baths are still in operation).

Caliente, NV

Located in southeastern Nevada, the quiet town of Caliente is the only incorporated community in Lincoln County. Shaded by beautiful cottonwood trees, the residential area has a friendly hometown feel.

Midway Motel with sign and entrance to motel
Caliente, NV

Targeting a whopping 500-mile radius of it's location in the beautiful southeastern Nevada city of Caliente, the Midway Motel is locally owned extremely welcoming. With the decorated honor of being Trip Advisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Recipient, the Midway Motel is far enough way from highway traffic for its guests to really enjoy the beauty and serenity Caliente has to offer. Guests can enjoy this beautiful lodging option by sitting on the veranda, shaded by 25 foot tall trees.

Oak Summit Trilobite area near Caliente
Caliente, NV

Although slightly off the beaten path, the Oak Springs Trilobite Area is an excellent place to jump out of the car and well worth your time when traveling in the southeast corner of the Silver State. Situated just outside Caliente on US 93, this fascinating area is laden with fossil remains of six types of trilobites in the shale deposits near Oak Springs Summit.