One Wild Weekend Adventure in Ely
A remote mountain town packing a big adventure punch, Ely’s an unbeatable escape for whenever you need to hit the road and live it up in the great outdoors. Take two days off (three if you got ‘em) and hightail it to this four-season community where art, history, and recreation – everything from mountain biking and mural walking to ghost town exploring and hot springs hunting – combine to really put the treat in retreat.
- Have a blast with the past at real-deal railroad museums, retro restaurants & ghost towns
- Explore miles of tracks and trails on foot, by bike, or behind the wheel
- Discover Great Basin National Park — one of the country’s least crowded (and most stunning)
Break for Breakfast
Go Loco For ‘Motives
- Legendary history (and free margaritas): Hotel Nevada
- Pawesome for pets: Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall
- Mountain views: Bristlecone Motel
Travel Nevada Pro Tip:
Ely’s neon scene is totally brilliant, in more ways than one. See super cool signs at the Grand Central Motel, El Rancho Motel, and Central Theater.
Mountains Made for Biking
Talk about an awesome problem to have – Ely’s got so much good stuff, you’ll have your choice of adventures to fill your day with. (That just means you’ll have to come back…)
Grind Some Gears
Gallivanting for Ghost Towns
If you’re gaga for ghost towns, all you’ve gotta do is essentially pick a direction from town and enjoy massively satisfying photo opps.
Search for Spirited Ruins
Get in Hot Water with a Whopper
Get stoked to soak at the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, home to absolutely pristine natural hot springs and mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, sage grouse, endemic fish, and more. Pull over in Lund at the Whipple Family Country Store for their Whipple Whopper, one of our favorite burgers you’ll find in the Silver State.
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