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BEYOND THE NEON On the Strip or off the grid, start your story with some Silver State surprises

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UNCOVER HISTORY

AT NEVADA’S STATE MUSEUMS

Adventure through the rich and colorful story of the Silver State as it unfolds in seven Nevada State Museums. Unearth eras marked by prehistoric giants and eons of natural splendor, experience rhythms of American Indian life and the Old West, feel the booms of mining, railroading, the atomic era, entertainment… and so much more.

Where will your NEVADA STORY take you? Visit NVMuseums.org for museum locations, exhibits, & events. Become a Museum Member for FREE Admission to ALL museums.


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WELCOME TO NEVADA

EXPLORE NEVADA

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Connect With Us

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Buckle Up with these Nevada Road Trips

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Burner Byway

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A Perfect Day at Lake Tahoe

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Extraterrestrial Highway

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Free-Range Art Highway

Special Events

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Great Basin Highway

Experience Western verse at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, auditory bliss at Life is Beautiful, and quirky athleticism at the World Championship Outhouse Races

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Loneliest Road in America

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Off the Strip in Las Vegas

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Letter from the Governor Governor Brian Sandoval invites you to explore the Silver State

Instagram Worthy Pics to create serious #FOMO, no filter needed

What’s New The Silver State has its first professional hockey team and two new state parks. Find out what else has changed

Made in Nevada From wine to tooled leather to mud masks, this is your guide to Silver State swag

The Black Rock Desert is not just for Burning Man

Perfect location, perfect weather, perfect day

Be prepared for some far-out experiences on the ET Highway

Wide-open desert valleys provide a backdrop for large-scale art installations

From Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park, this itinerary takes you through state parks and a national wildlife refuge

There’s plenty to see on this lonely stretch of U.S. 50 through Nevada

From neon to nature — Las Vegas beyond the Strip

The Ruby Mountains in northeastern Nevada offer a beautiful backdrop for hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and more

ON THE COVER Lauren Strange (@tahoe_wild) and her canine friend, Vinny, make a splash at Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor State Park. Photo taken by Grant Kaye, GrantKaye.com, and Michael Okimoto, Michael-Okimoto.com. Swimsuit by Strange Bikinis, strangebikinis.com, see page 19 to see this and other made-in-Nevada items. Note: Dogs are allowed at Sand Harbor State Park only from October 15-April 15.


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Fishing

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Cast your line in one of Nevada’s many fishing holes

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Golf Lush greens and challenging sand traps designed by the best in the business. Nevada has the courses you want to play on your next getaway

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Ghost towns Explore the ruins of Nevada’s mining heydays

Museums Neon, mobsters, mining, railroads and more… learn about Nevada’s rich heritage at its variety of state and regional museums

Put some gravel in your travel when you go off-road in the Silver State

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Nevada by Territory

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Cowboy Country

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Reno-Tahoe Territory

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Pony Express Territory

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Nevada Silver Trails

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Las Vegas Territory

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Indian Territory

Rock climbing From indoor climbing centers to the world-renowned rock faces of Red Rock Canyon, this is your cheat sheet to the best climbing in Nevada

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State Parks

Hot springs Soak your cares away in natural hot springs surrounded by seas of sagebrush

Off-Roading

Mine your own opals and garnets in Nevada’s mineral-rich terrain

Welcome to a winter wonderland — hit the slopes for a ski or non-ski adventure

Tie the knot in unique Nevada style

Your guide to the eroded-clay caverns of Cathedral Gorge, the brilliant sandstone of Valley of Fire, and the nearly two dozen unique parks that dot the Nevada landscape

Stewart Indian School Take a self-guided cell-phone walking tour of one of Nevada’s most celebrated cultural centers

Nevada’s north is home to such heritage sites as the Western Folklife Center and the Humboldt Museum

On the northwest border of the state, this region is anchored by the city of Reno and Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America

The U.S. 50 corridor, named after the famed Pony Express horseback mail route, is home to the Loneliest Road in America

Ghost towns, OHV trails, and some of Nevada’s most fascinating state parks are found in central Nevada

Over-the-top resorts, world-class entertainment, high-end shopping — Las Vegas has it, but the area also has recreational opportunities, historical sites and a vibrant arts and culture scene

Significant tribal lands and cultural sites are found throughout Nevada — those gems constitute Indian Territory, the entire Silver State


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MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

Welcome to

NEVADA

You might have heard about us — we’re that state with all the mountain ranges? The one with the largest ichthyosaur fossils? And that city everyone likes to visit? Several hundred mountain ranges cross its landscape, such as the Rubies. There, recreational opportunities abound in places like Lamoille Canyon and Angel Lake. Nevada also is home to the largest known fossil remains of ichthyosaurs, ancient marine mammals that disappeared from Earth in the Cretaceous period. See those fossils at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park near Gabbs.

Yes, Nevada is home to the amazing, everchanging Las Vegas Strip, but the state has a few surprises.

I encourage you to pay special attention to our state parks — they showcase the recreational opportunities, history, natural resources and cultural highlights found in our great state. Last year, the state added two parks to its system — Walker River State Recreation Area and Ice Age Fossils State Park. I hope you have a chance to visit.

Again, welcome to Nevada and safe travels!

Brian Sandoval Governor Brian Sandoval

Governor Brian Sandoval standing in front of the Nevada State Capitol Building in Carson City. Photo by Neil Lockhart.

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Nevada welcomes the world! Watch this video welcoming you to the Silver State.


home means Be sure to refer to your Nevada State Map for details to roads, cities, and towns.

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

For more info on Nevada’s regions, including accommodation listings, see page 78

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We asked some of our favorite ’grammers for their pick of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Nevada. Whether you rock a camera phone and selfie stick or a full DSLR kit, this list is for you. Photo Op! Look for this icon throughout this guide for the best spots for photos around the state.

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@megmailou | Hoover Dam

@galloping_gertie | Lamoille Canyon @mkokimoto | Great Basin National Park Scenic Byway

@hannahhrheaume | Chickadee Ridge @richmophoto | International Car Forest of the Last Church

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Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

LODGING LUCKY DRAGON HOTEL & CASINO Las Vegas Asian-themed resort luckydragonlv.com The resort was remodeled in 2017 to accommodate the demand for private gaming salons catering to VIPs. Another Asian-themed property, Resorts World Las Vegas, is set to open in 2020. China is one of the fastest-growing inbound travel markets to the United States, according to the U.S. Travel Association, and is projected to be the largest by 2021. RENAISSANCE RENO DOWNTOWN HOTEL Non-gaming hotel in Reno renaissance-hotels.marriott.com This pet-friendly Marriott International property opened in May 2017 in downtown Reno next to the Truckee River. The hotel has 214 renovated guestrooms, including 28 suites, and Bundox Bocce, a family friendly entertainment venue with seven indoor bocce ball courts, a restaurant and bar. THE LODGE AT EDGEWOOD TAHOE Hotel and golf course edgewoodtahoe.com The lodge, a 154-room hotel, opened in June 2017 at Edgewood Tahoe golf course. Edgewood, on the south shore of Lake

Tahoe, steps it up with the new lodge, which also has a health spa; a restaurant and bar; and a conference and event center.

On the Strip or off the grid, these future classics round out your #NVBucketList

ATTRACTIONS THE NEON MUSEUM The retired signs of Las Vegas neonmuseum.org

The Neon Museum, Las Vegas

The museum was expanded in early 2017. The expansion houses 30 never-before-displayed historical signs, including those from the Las Vegas Club, Spearmint Rhino and Longhorn Casino. The expansion was set to open to the public in late 2017.

The Eddy, Reno

THE EDDY Reno container park and beer garden theeddyreno.com This hangout opened in April 2017, in downtown Reno, just steps from the Truckee River. The pet-friendly venue, constructed out of shipping containers, has three bar areas, two bocce ball courts and artwork by local artists.

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WALKER RIVER RECREATION AREA AND ICE AGE FOSSILS STATE PARK Nevada’s newest parks Nevada added two new state parks in 2017. Walker River Recreation Area is located near the East Walker River and spans 12,000 acres. Ice Age Fossils State Park in North Las Vegas is on 315 acres of land surrounded by the recently created Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument, which is managed by the National Park Service. Read more about State Parks on page 75.

Rio Secco Golf Club, Las Vegas

NEVADA BACKCOUNTRY DISCOVERY ROUTE Adventure motorcycling

COWBOY ARTS & GEAR MUSEUM Documenting western artifacts in Elko capriolas.com/elkos-cowboy-arts-gearmuseum

This route for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel goes from Oatman, Arizona, to Jarbidge on the northern edge of Nevada. The 900-mile (1,448.4 km) north-south route is primarily on dirt roads, offering views of Nevada’s expansive deserts, sagebrush valleys and mountain ranges. For more on off-roading in Nevada, see page 65.

The museum is in the historical Garcia Bit & Spur Co. building and presents Western heritage through exhibits, demonstrations and programs. Saddles, bridles, harnesses, bedrolls and other cowboy gear are on display, and such Western arts as leather-stamping, rawhide braiding and silver engraving are featured. Scheduled to open early 2018. RIO SECCO GOLF CLUB Newly renovated in Las Vegas riosecco.net The club in Las Vegas unveiled a major redesign in October 2017. Renovations include stripping, coring out and re-grassing all 18 greens, re-contouring and re-grassing five of the greens and a new practice putting green adjacent to the practice tee. Rio Secco Golf Club sits at the foothills of the Black Mountain Range, about 13 miles (30 km) southeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

FOOD AND DRINK SHOE TREE BREWING COMPANY Carson City micro brewery shoetreebrewing.com Shoe Tree opened in early 2017 in Carson City adjacent to the popular Carson Hot

Historic photo of the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum, Elko

Springs Resort. It is named in honor of a fallen cottonwood tree off Highway 50 east of Fallon. Before the tree was chopped down in 2011, its branches hung heavy with shoes people had thrown in it. A nearby tree has taken its place, and thousands of pairs of shoes now hang from the new Shoe Tree.

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THE LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS NHL’s newest team Nevada’s first professional hockey team — the Knights — began play in fall 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

Photo courtesy of Nevada Dept. of Transportation

THE UNION Carson City restaurant theunioncarson.com Opened in summer of 2017, the Union serves up locally sourced salads, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, coffee drinks and beer.

RECREATION MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM Extensive Lincoln County trails

Shoe Tree Brewing Co., Carson City

SPORTS

Trail construction is underway. Caliente is building a Mountain Bike Skills Park and a 1.5 to 3-mile (2.4 to 4.8-km) trail. The BLM opened a 3-mile (2.4 km) section of trail, the first part of what eventually will be a 22-mile (35.4 km) trail.

New welcome signs, designed with the help of Nevada high school graphic artists, were installed last spring at locations on the Nevada border.


The Lodge at Edgewood, Lake Tahoe

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Calendar of Events

2018 SPECIAL EVENTS Here’s where you can cut loose around the Silver State

Get the complete event lineup at TravelNevada.com/events. Dates subject to change.

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MARCH

MAY

JUNE

Jan. 12-14

March 1-11

May TBD

June 14-23

FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL ELY/CAVE LAKE STATE PARK ElyNevada.net/fire-and-ice

NORTH LAKE TAHOE SNOWFEST

RENO SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

NORTH LAKE TAHOE TahoeSnowFest.org

RENO RenoSculptureFest.com

Jan. 25-28

March 6-11

May 10-13

EAGLES & AG

SHOOTING THE WEST

CARSON VALLEY CarsonValleyNV.org

Photo Op!

WINNEMUCCA ShootingTheWest.org

VEGAS UNCORK’D

LAS VEGAS VegasUncorked.com

RENO RODEO RENO RenoRodeo.com

June 15-16 GREAT ELDORADO BBQ, BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL

March 16-19

RENO EldoradoReno.com/ entertainment/events

RED ROCK RENDEZVOUS

June 15-17 STEWART FATHER’S DAY POWWOW

LAS VEGAS RedRockRendezvous.com

CARSON CITY StewartIndianSchool.com

Jan. 29-Feb. 3 NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING

May 12-13

ELKO NationalCowboyPoetry Gathering.org

RENO RenoRiverFestival.com

RENO RIVER FESTIVAL

May 18-20

FEBRUARY

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL

Feb. 16-17 CHINESE NEW YEAR IN THE DESERT LAS VEGAS CNYInTheDesert.com

Feb. 28-March 4 RANCH HAND RODEO WEEKEND WINNEMUCCA RanchRodeoNV.com

March 17 ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY VIRGINIA CITY VisitVirginiaCityNV.com

APRIL April 25-28 LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN LAUGHLIN LaughlinRiverRun.com

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LAS VEGAS LasVegas.ElectricDaisy Carnival.com

JULY

May 19-20 CALIFORNIA TRAIL DAYS ELKO CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

May 21-28 JIM BUTLER DAYS TONOPAH JimButlerDays.Tonopah Nevada.com

Month of July ARTOWN

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July 4

July 26-28

August 29 – September 3

DAMBOREE CELEBRATION

NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY

BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOKOFF

BOULDER CITY bcnv.org

YERINGTON NightInTheCountry.org

SPARKS NuggetRibCookoff.com

July through August

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August 3-12

September TBD

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

July TBD NATIONAL BASQUE FESTIVAL

INCLINE VILLAGE LakeTahoeShakespeare.com

LAS VEGAS iheartfestival.com

WHITE PINE COUNTY FAIR & HORSE RACES

July TBD SILVER STATE STAMPEDE

July 10-15

SACRED VISIONS POWWOW

AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

WADSWORTH Facebook.com/Sacred VisionsPowwow

STATELINE AmericanCentury Championship.com

July TBD

iHEART RADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

RENO HotAugustNights.net

Aug. 17-19, 2018

ELKO ElkoBasqueClub.com

ELKO SilverStateStampede.com

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS

September 1-9

ELY ElyNevada.net/events

GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE

August 24-26

RENO RenoBalloon.com

FALLON CANTALOUPE FESTIVAL FALLON FallonCantaloupeFestival.com

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August 26 – September 3 BURNING MAN BLACK ROCK DESERT BurningMan.org

If you want to race it, Nevada will let you. Cars, bathtubs, camels, enclosed bicycles that resemble bullets and other things both mobile and not. Here’s a look at some of Nevada’s quirky races. May & September in Ely

SILVER STATE CLASSIC CAR RACES Twice a year, Nevada shuts down a 90-mile (144.8 km) stretch of state Route 318 where people can drive their cars on it as fast as they want.SilverStateClassic.com

September in Virginia City

October in Virginia City

INTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACES In 1959, as a fib, the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise newspaper announced that a camel race would take

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES With names like Sport-A-Potty and Commando Commode, this race in Virginia City is a crapshoot of an event. VisitVirginiaCityNV.com/ events

September in Battle Mountain

HUMAN POWERED SPEED CHALLENGE Recumbent bicycles enclosed in aerodynamic shells race down a stretch of Nevada state Route 305, attempting to break speed records. IHPVA.org

June 22-23 in Ely

GREAT BATHTUB RACES Bathtubs show their adaptability as seaworthy vessels during The Great Bathtub Races at Cave Lake State Park in Ely. Elynevada.net/bathtub-boat

Battle Mountain has a long stretch of road where the slope is no more than 2/3 of 1 percent — one of the few places on Earth with the slope allowance necessary for this sport.

October in Beatty place. The idea gained traction, and an actual race occurred in 1960. The tradition still continues today. VisitVirginiaCityNV.com/ events

BED RACES Beds on wheels, pushed by five-person teams, are raced up and down a hilly street, in celebration of Beatty Days. BeattyNevada.org

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September 6-8 GREAT BASIN ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL BAKER NPS.gov

September 12-16 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES RENO AirRace.org

September 21-23 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL LAS VEGAS LifeIsBeautiful.com

September 26-30 STREET VIBRATIONS FALL RALLY RENO RoadShowsReno.com

September 29-30

Calendar of Special Events

OCTOBER

DECEMBER

October TBD

December TBD

LAUGHLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

RENO RenoSantaCrawl.com

RENO SANTA CRAWL

LAUGHLIN LaughlinFilmFestival.com

October 13 PARK TO PARK PEDAL LINCOLN COUNTY parktoparkpedal.com

NOVEMBER November 2-3 POMEGRANATE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

October 27

LOGANDALE MoapaValleyArtGuild.net

NEVADA DAY CELEBRATION

November 3-4

CARSON CITY NevadaDay.VisitCarsonCity.com

SOUTHERN PAIUTE VETERANS ASSOCIATION

Month of December

MOAPA VALLEY sopva.com

VIRGINIA CITY

November 16-18

GENOA CANDY DANCE

PAHRUMP SOCIAL POWWOW

GENOA GenoaNevada.org

PAHRUMP VisitPahrump.com

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CHRISTMAS ON THE COMSTOCK

December 6-15 NATIONAL FINALS RODEO LAS VEGAS www.nfr-lasvegas.com VisitVirginiaCityNV.com/events


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Erik Burke standing in front of one his largest murals in Downtown Reno, across from the Reno Arch on North Virginia Street. Photo by Steve Wohlwender.

Why do you think Reno is experiencing a resurgence of public art? Reno has always had strong public art if you look at it in the sense of hand-painted signs and neon. However the new wave of public art, such as murals, is just a sign of the times in cities throughout the world, and the ripple effect is now really catching the attention of developers, business owners, and most importantly, the public. What makes Reno—and Nevada in general—attractive to artists?

Erik Burke

Erik creates place-specific murals throughout the world. His latest work can be seen in Bosnia, South Korea, Italy, and closer to home in Reno. His work has been published Learn more about Reno’s upin the book and-coming MidTown District at renomidtowndistrict.com “Street Art; The Best Urban Art from Around the World,” “Outdoor Gallery,” The Huffington Post, Village Voice, and the NYTimes. You can view more of his work at his website erikburke.com.

In the same way that a white gallery is ideal for an artist, I see our open and expansive landscape as an invitation to those that dream big and create bigger. Distractions are low while possibilities are high. What most inspires you artistically in Nevada? Being a painter, I get caught up with light and color all the time. I love looking at the changing palette around me and trying to decode the ingredients. To an outsider our landscape might appear very sunbleached or even muted, but there are so many rich nuances to it! The ground itself could literally be used as pigment. Why murals over smaller forms of art? Because small art cramps my style, ha! To be honest, working larger just feels right. Something there clicks. In a sense, each mural is really hundreds of smaller works assembled into a larger composition. Do you have an “insider tip” on where to see the best outdoor art in Reno? Hmm… lots of places, but you could start by heading north on South Virginia Street, starting at Mt. Rose Street and going all the way into downtown. I’m helping organize a Mural Expo in downtown as we speak and soon there will be murals by over two dozen artists sprinkled throughout. —INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ

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1 Nevada Purse ($22); Nevada Hat ($30) by Oneloa; oneloa.com 2 Limited Edition Abe Lincoln Print (from $25) by SilverState98; silverstate98.com; Note: 50% of proceeds from art sales go to funding scholarships and other school programs for Reno High School 3 The Rubicon Knife ($199) by Tahoe Timber; tahoetimber.com

4 Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($16.95) by School Lane Vineyard and Olive Orchard; sold through pahrumpwinery.com 5 One-of-a-kind mug ($30) by Planet X Pottery; planetxpottery.net 6 Vanilla Mint Sencha Green loose-leaf tea ($12) by Too Soul Tea Company; toosoultea.com 7 Vodka ($28-30) by Frey Ranch Estate Distillery; freyranch.com

8 Chickadee sunglasses in Rose Gold ($99); by Tahoe Timber; tahoetimber.com 9 Coconut Vanilla Organic Dark Chocolate ($6.99); Coconut Vanilla Tea Jelly ($5.50); Wild Strawberry Classic Tea, 8 tea bags ($2.95) by Davidson’s Organics; davidsonstea.com 10 Tule duck decoy (varies) handcrafted by Great Basin Artisan Mike Williams; greatbasinnativeartists.com

NEVADA PROUD Nevada’s free spirit extends to its artisans and producers who make Silver State goods so good. Here’s a sample of Nevada-made items, from microbrews and spirits to fashion and artwork.

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11 Wild Horse Turquoise cuff ($95) by Little Bluebird Turquoise; (775) 964-1346

15 Lager-Pale Style Beer ($7.49, 6-pack) by Battle Born Beer Co.; Battleborn.beer

12 Custom made leather wallet ($220) by J.M. Capriola; capriolas.com

16 Nevada Porter ($9.99 4-pack of 16 oz. cans) by Alibi Ale Works; alibialeworks.com

13 Meander Mono-kini* ($169) by Strange Bikinis; strangebikinis.com

17 Force H2O Bottle, 32 oz. ($40) by Tahoe Nevada Love; tahoenevadalove.com

14 Nevada Ridge Zinfandel ($29.95) by Pahrump Valley Winery; pahrumpwinery.com

18 Glass Nevada Dish ($55) by Gold Fever Glass; goldfeverglass.com

19 Silver Nevada ring ($55); Newlander Nevada Ring ($325); Wild Horse Nevada Necklace ($225) by Honey & Goldies; honeyandgoldies.com Note: prices may vary depending on custom design. 20 Large Mud Pot ($59); Small Mud Pot ($15); Geyser Thermal Spring Water ($15) by Black Rock Mud; blackrockmud.com

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I moved to Europe when I was young, and learned to appreciate quality beer over there. When I moved back to the states at 19, a friend of mine showed up with a 6-pack of homebrew one day and it was a eureka moment. From there we headed to a brewing supply store started brewing beer the next week. That was over 40 years ago.

Steve Safford There are very few areas that are as unspoiled as northeastern Nevada, and for Steve Safford, it’s the crown jewel of the state. As the owner of Ruby Mountain Brewing Company, Safford jokes that they’ve mastered “bales, beef and beer,” out at Angel Creek Ranch, just south of Wells, Nevada. Here, Safford raises angus beef cattle and specialty hay for horses, and is proud to brew one of Nevada’s best beers. In one of the ranch’s outbuildings visitors will find no formal tasting room or restaurant, but a great place to sit down View the and have Insider Video at a taste TravelNevada.com/ Steve-Safford of Ruby Mountain Amber Ale, right out of the tap. With a perfect view of the Rubies, time spent here brings a whole new meaning to “drinking it all in.”

What beers do you brew and why was it important for you to have a beer that represented Nevada? The Bristlecone Brown Porter, Ruby Mountain Amber Ale, and Buckaroo Brew Pale Ale. We were one of the original Nevada breweries, and we have a true Nevada beer, so we named them after local landmarks. In the first year we went to the Great American Beer fest, AND our amber ale won the silver medal in the biggest category at the biggest beer-judging event the world. It gives us a lot of satisfaction to see someone enjoy something you’ve worked hard to produce. Why else is the beer at Ruby Mountain Brewing Co. unlike anything else? It’s a Nevada beer that’s made from Nevada. It’s hard to get any purer, cleaner water than what’s coming off the Rubies, which is what our well is filled with. It’s good for making beer, with no treatment required. Coming here is unique. There aren’t any other breweries that I know of that are on working ranches, that have the view out the brewery window that this place does, making “ranch-brewed beer.” We’re proud that it says that right on the label. What’s your philosophy in making great beer? My philosophy is if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. Whether that’s ranching, or cooking, or brewing beer, or life in general. It doesn’t take that much more effort to get it done right. —INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ

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Steve Safford pictured on Angel Creek Ranch in the foothills of the East Humboldt Mountains. Photo by Mark Carey/Orange Tree Productions.

How did you end up starting one of Nevada’s first microbreweries?


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Some of Nevada’s best vistas and experiences are just around the next bend. The following pages will show you how to get around the state to see everything from ancient petroglyphs to modern art in the desert. You can explore a ghost town or bask in the glow of city lights. From the Loneliest Road in America to the Extraterrestrial Highway, there’s no shortage of interesting twists and turns — and maybe an occasional alien — to make your journey a road trip to remember.

Be sure to check out our recommended stops along the way, and some fun extras to help extend your trip. TravelNevada.com/RoadTrips

Santa Rosa Peak, Santa Rosa Mountain Range Photo by Scott Mortimore

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PLANET X POTTERY

These waters aren’t special just to people. The lake, a remnant of massive ancient Lake Lahontan, is one of the last natural habitats of Nevada’s state fish, the salmon-sized Lahontan cutthroat trout — and the only home to the ultra-rare cui-ui (QUEE-wee) sucker fish.

MEET THE LOCALS

Just past Gerlach beneath the Granite Mountains lies a working pottery and art studio from another dimension, where since 1974 a husband-and-wife team has offered exquisite ceramics and paintings in sprawling ranch home galleries, inspired by the stunning natural surroundings.

2 hours’ drive time

MILEAGE: 107 miles (172km) from Reno to Gerlach

Gerlach

Gateway to the magical Black Rock Desert, come-as-you-are Gerlach welcomes miners, hunters, Burners and more. Stop at the de facto capital, Bruno’s Country Club, for famed home cooking, stiff libations, local intel, and your last gas up before hitting the backcountry.

GERLACH

For the full itinerary, and information on where to stay, see TravelNevada.com/Burner-Byway

For a week, it’s home to Black Rock City. The rest of the year, it’s a million-acre wilderness area marked by hot springs, pioneer trails, and wide-open, uninhibited freedom. Inspired yet?

BLACK ROCK DESERT

The spirit of Burning Man can be found year-round, both on and off the legendary Playa. This route follows the one Burners take every August out to the Black Rock Desert and beyond. #BurnerByway


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The spirit of the Playa has anchored itself in Reno’s heart. Wander amongst intriguing sculptures and art installations that have retired from “The Burn” to this newly reclaimed piece of downtown Reno.

RENO PLAYA ART PARK

You’ll need more than your camera to take in this underrated scenic jewel. Magnificent lake vistas, surprising colors, remarkable silence — without the crowds. Throw in some top-notch outdoor recreation and you’ll see why this spot earns at least a stop on our way.

PYRAMID LAKE

Discover the culture of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the history of this sacred region, and purchase permits for any camping, boating or fishing you plan on doing.

PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE MUSEUM VISITOR CENTER

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The Generator is an inclusive art space for anyone who wants to make art and be a part of a creative community. This collaborative art space operates under the same creative community ethic outlined in Burning Man’s Ten Principles.

THE GENERATOR

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Fueled in part by Burner culture, the renaissance in this colorful, funk-tastic neighborhood can be felt with local eats, libations, and shops alive with art, vintage clothes, costumes and more.

MIDTOWN RENO’S BURNER BOUTIQUES

Words of wisdom and hand-carved whimsy line this mile-long road of reflection, along with several larger art pieces, including a weather station, Aphrodite, a tribute to Elvis, and the Desert Broadcast System.

GURU ROAD


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3 WAYS TO FIND THE BURNING MAN SPIRIT YEAR-ROUND IN RENO In Reno, Burners are keeping the Burning Man magic alive all over the city. Take a day to explore Burner boutiques, art from the playa, and the creative corners of the Biggest Little City where Reno-based Burners thrive.

THE MORRIS BURNER HOSTEL The Morris Burner Hostel is a housing facility and community space dedicated to building community, fostering the arts, and helping to educate people in the Burning Man ethos. Stay the night or just stop by for a free guided tour. The Morris staff will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

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JUB JUB’S THIRST PARLOR Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor is a perfect place to wet your whistle while getting in the Burning Man spirit. It’s part Burner bar, part music venue with an extensive events lineup year-round. BURNER BOUTIQUES Reno is home to many local businesses that have a little extra Burner flair. Find many of these shops while exploring MidTown, Reno’s hippest neighborhood.

BLACK ROCK-HIGH ROCK The Friends of Black Rock/High Rock Visitor Center and Store is the best place to learn about the area and pick up last-minute supplies. The staff can provide helpful tips to exploring the Black Rock High Rock Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, plus it’s a great place to stop and check out a detailed map of Guru Road.

EMIGRANT TRAILS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA The 1.2 million acres of land within the Black Rock DesertHigh Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area are full of opportunities for adventure. Whether you’re interested in history, hiking, or simply sitting quietly and pondering the vast universe, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.


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Geralda Miller is seen in Reno’s MidTown District on South Center Street in front of the “nevada” mural painted by Erik Burke and Joe C. Rock. Photo by Sydney Martinez.

You’ve been involved in Reno’s art scene for many years. How has the city’s art scene evolved? Because of the casinos, Reno has been strong in music and dance for some time. Now we’re seeing a big push in the visual arts. Why did you make the transition from covering the Reno arts community for the local newspaper to becoming a part of it? The fact that I love the arts so much, I can’t help but want to be a part of its future. Art Spot Reno’s mission is to support local businesses and organizations that support the arts. Why is it important to support local artists? Local artists are always on the forefront of urban renewal. The MidTown District is a great example of that. A city with a strong arts and culture scene also draws people and businesses. Reno is about 107 miles (172 km) from the Black Rock Desert, where the annual Burning Man festival takes place. You’re a longtime “Burner,” and even volunteer at the event. What keeps you going back? Imagine this wide-open landscape and there’s these 40-foot, 50-foot installations. You get to see a level of imagination and creativity out there that you don’t see anywhere else. People are thirsty for that creativity in their lives. Burning Man allows people to be creative and to be playful. Where in Reno do you go for artistic inspiration? A good coffee shop like this that has art on the walls is a place I’m going to be artistically inspired. (Editor’s note: This interview was conducted at Homage Bakery, a locally owned boutique bakery and coffeehouse on Ralston Street in Reno.)

Geralda Miller

She moved to Reno from Detroit in 2000 to work for the Reno Gazette-Journal, where she eventually covered arts and culture. By 2014, Geralda Miller had left the newspaper to become part of the Reno arts community, co-owning ART SPOT RENO along with Eric Brooks. The two coordinate monthly arts walks Be sure to check out ArtSpotReno.com through the city and are the the spot for 365 days organizers of a new community of arts and culture event, Reno Mural Expo, which in Reno! debuted in October 2017.

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A PERFECT DAY AT

Lake Tahoe

Surrounded by forested mountains heavy with snow in the winter, Lake Tahoe draws visitors for skiing, snowshoeing and other sports. Summer brings hikers, mountain bikers, campers and those who like all types of aquatic sports, from swimming to stand-up paddle boarding.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES Beach bumming. Beautiful beaches on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe include Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village and Nevada Beach in Zephyr Cove. Concessionaires at both rent kayaks, paddle boards and other watercraft. Golf. Experts say golf balls fly farther at altitude. Well, Lake Tahoe sits at 6,220 feet (1,896 meters) above sea level. Golf like a pro at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, or at the Championship and Mountain Golf courses in Incline Village. Hiking. The mountains around Lake Tahoe offer a multitude of trails. The Mount Rose Summit Trail leads visitors up the area’s tallest peak, Mount Rose, at 10,776 feet (3,285 meters). There’s also the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165-mile (266-km) trail in the mountains around Lake Tahoe. For a relaxing 2.3-mile (4-km) hike, consider the Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop Trail. Mountain biking. Many Lake Tahoe trails allow mountain bikers and horseback riders, along with hikers. One trail that is particularly tailored to mountain bikers, however, is the Flume Trail, a 14-mile (23-km) high-altitude trail — some of it single track — on the west side of Lake Tahoe. Be prepared for epic views of the lake from 7,000 to 8,000 feet (2,134 to 2,438 meters) above sea level.

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WINTER ACTIVITIES Skiing and snowboarding. Lake Tahoe is ringed with ski resorts, three of which are on the Nevada side: Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Diamond Peak, and Heavenly, which straddles the border between Nevada and California. Most resorts open — at least partially — by Thanksgiving weekend, and close in late April. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Spooner Lake & Backcountry, a part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, has 50 miles (80.5 km) of trails and primitive roads. Two very rustic cabins are available here: the Spooner Lake Cabin, which sleeps four; and the Wildcat Cabin, which sleeps two. Tahoe Meadows, at the summit of Mount Rose Highway (Nevada state Route 431) and part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is another spot popular with snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Other winter fun. Snowmobiling is offered, weather permitting, out of Zephyr Cove Lodge in Zephyr Cove, near Stateline. Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides operates in two locations: on the corner of U.S. 50 and Lake Parkway east in South Lake Tahoe; and at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village.

Lake Tahoe has two visitors bureaus: North Lake Tahoe, 888-434-1262 or GoTahoeNorth.com; and Tahoe South, 775-588-4591 or TahoeSouth.com.

Lake Tahoe sits in the Sierra Nevada range, about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Reno, a massive freshwater lake 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, with 72 miles of shoreline (35 x 19 km, with 116 km of shoreline). Spanning the border between Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe is notable for its depth and water clarity: it is 1,645 feet (501 meters) deep; a person can see almost 70 feet down into the lake.


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MILEAGE: 257 miles (414 km) from Las Vegas to Tonopah 3 hours’ drive time

RACHEL With a population of 54 (2010 U.S. Census data) Rachel is the urban hub of the E.T. Highway. The community is centered around the Little A’Le’Inn restaurant, bar and motel. Here, you also can pick up a map and more alien mementos.

TONOPAH MINING PARK Tonopah is a former mining boomtown and a great place to overnight after a day on the road. Learn more about the town’s history at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum.

THE MIZPAH

Tonopah

Arguably one of the most prominent symbols reflecting Tonopah’s mining boom — and bust — is the Mizpah Hotel, right in the heart of downtown.

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AREA 51 Area 51, also known as Dreamland, Groom Lake and other pseudonyms, is a United States military test site long associated with stories of aliens and UFOs. It also didn’t exist. That is, until 2013, when the CIA released classified documents confirming the existence of a test site (but not of aliens.) A word of warning: Area 51 is within the Nevada Test and Training Range. This is NOT open to the public and is heavily guarded — you must obey all posted signs.

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Alien autopsies? Research on recovered UFOs? Could that be happening on the Area 51 military base? It’s probably just crazy talk, but…. why do these rumors persist? Drive the Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada state Route 375), and satisfy your curiosity. The truth is out there. #ETHighway For the full itinerary, and information on where to stay, see TravelNevada.com/ET-Highway

E-T-FRESH JERKY This roadside stop sells preserved meat in such flavors as Teriyaki Time Travel and Hell Hole Hot. There are also flavored pistachio nuts, drinks and alien souvenirs, because those are the things you need when embarking on a quest for the truth. Don’t forget to snap a photo next to the store’s cool alien murals.

ALIEN RESEARCH CENTER When you see a giant silver alien next to a Quonset hut, you’ll know you’re there. The Alien Research Center gift shop is where you’ll find UFO literature, Area 51 T-shirts and “alien agave nectar.” They have limited hours, but even if they are closed it’s worth the photo op!

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E.T. HIGHWAY SIGN Instagram yourself next to the ET Highway sign. In 1996, Nevada state Route 375 was renamed the Extraterrestrial Highway in conjunction with the 1996 movie “Independence Day.” The movie, about an alien invasion of Earth, has humans making their final stand at Area 51.

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Hitchhiker’s guide to the aliens #ETHighway

AREA 51

When the alien invasion comes, there is only one place we think of. Area 51. For decades, Area 51 factored into stories of flying saucers and alien autopsies. But the United States government remained mum on the subject. Area 51 didn’t officially exist until 2013, when the CIA released documents confirming its presence. But what should have been a bombshell was somewhat of a dud: the base was used to test spy planes, not study extraterrestrial life. Or was it? Hollywood films have more to say about what may be going on at Area 51. From that repository of knowledge, here are a few tips about Area 51 and alien life. Word of caution: Area 51 is an official U.S. Military Base, and any trespassers will be arrested, so we advise against venturing too close.

ALIENS USE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE “PAUL,” 2011 Starring Simon Pegg and Seth Rogen. Sci-fi nerds travel the ET Highway to see the “ALIEN DROPBOX,” a roadside mailbox in rural Nevada where aliens receive mail. Along the way, our heroes

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pick up an alien named Paul who has escaped from Area 51. In a case of art imitating life, a mailbox for aliens did once exist on the ET Highway, but no more. Letter-writing is a lost art, both on Earth and in space.

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AREA 51: HUMANS’ LAST STAND “INDEPENDENCE DAY,” 1996 Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum. After a particularly devastating attack by aliens on the home planet, our heroes

retreat to Area 51, where the United States government has been studying a crashed UFO and alien corpses since 1947. It’s here where the plan is hatched to save Earth.

THIS SONG IS DEADLY TO ALIENS “MARS ATTACKS!,” 1996 Starring Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Annette Benning. Martians arrive on Earth and a first-contact meeting is set up not at Area 51 but Pahrump, the southern Nevada town near Death Valley

National Park. The Martians attack, as the movie’s title indicates, but our heroes discover that hearing Slim Whitman’s “Indian Love Call” makes the aliens’ heads explode.

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Space Oddity by David Bowie

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Rapture by Blondie

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Flying Saucer Rock and Roll by Billie Lee Riley

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Cosmic Thing by the B-52s

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The X-Files (instrumental) by Mark Snow

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Motorway to Roswell by the Pixies

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It Came Out of the Sky by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Rocket Man by Elton John

10. Indian Love Call by Slim Whitman

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LAKE TAHOE

WALKER LAKE

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Hawthorne

Yerington

CARSON CITY

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3.25 hours’ drive time

MILEAGE: 211 miles (340 km) from Las Vegas to Tonopah

With no residents for more than 100 years, dilapidated buildings in a pristine Wild West setting, and no goods or services, Rhyolite is arguably one of the best (and most photographed) ghost towns in Nevada and makes for an incredible day trip out of Las Vegas.

RHYOLITE GHOST TOWN

Several prominent public murals tell the story of Tonopah, the “Queen of the Silver Camps.” The New York to Paris Great Race in 1906 traveled through this quiet Nevada mining town, as depicted on a wall next to the Mizpah Hotel.

TONOPAH MURALS

For the full itinerary, and information on where to stay, see TravelNevada.com/Free-Range-Art-Highway

From a praying mantis sculpture that breathes fire to 25-foot day-glo boulder totems, this road trip is filled with some of the most unique and unrestrained free-range art you’ll ever discover. #FreeRangeArtHighway


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INTERNATIONAL CAR FOREST OF THE LAST CHURCH

Rising conspicuously from the desert outside Vegas are seven 11-story-tall towers of locallycourced boulders, whose flourescent painted colors gleam against their natural mountain backdrop. Definitely a stop for your must have Nevada photo bucket list!

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FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE

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GOLDWELL OPEN AIR MUSEUM

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LAKE MOHAVE

LAKE MEAD

Ranked among some of world’s most unique places to experience art is the one-of-a-kind Goldwell Open Air Museum, with lifesize sculptures created by a group of Belgian artists in the 1980s.

The Fremont Street Experience, also known as “Glitter Gulch,” is in the heart of Las Vegas’ downtown casino corridor, and the location of many famous (or once famous) casinos.

Beatty Rhyolite

Brightly painted vehicles planted in the desert landscape create an otherworldly art installation. Meander around – or in – the cars to read the artful graffiti, but be sure to watch for wildlife such as rabbits and rattlesnakes.

SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS

The small Santa Fe Motel & Saloon is among the oldest bars in Nevada — open since 1905. It offers eight comfortable rooms with gaming and a bar on-site. A restaurant is in close proximity.

SANTA FE MOTEL & SALOON

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

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HAWTHORNE ORDNANCE MUSEUM

Keep going to Reno

The community of Hawthorne has a long military history, some of which is detailed in this small museum, which is free to tour. Hawthorne is also home to the Hawthorne Army

Depot, which stores conventional munitions (look for rows of bunkers from the highway); the depot also demilitarizes and disposes of obsolete munitions.

The Free Range Art Highway route begins in Las Vegas and ends in Tonopah, but you could easily extend your trip north on U.S. 95 to the Reno-Tahoe area. Along the way, here are a few things to check out.

S’SOCORRO’S BURGER HUT

WALKER LAKE Just north of Hawthorne on the east side of U.S. 95, Walker Lake is the most prominent geographical feature in the region. Twelve miles long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, Walker Lake draws visitors for wildlife viewing and camping. It can be accessed through Sportsman’s Beach, managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management.

Rated a five-star burger joint on Yelp, patrons are not afraid to make bold statements like, “Best burger I’ve ever had.” This small outpost along the side of U.S. 95 is in Mina, population 155. True to its moniker, it serves burgers, and it’s a hut. Order at the window — burgers, hot dogs, french fries and ice cream — and seat yourself at one of the picnic tables (some are covered) to enjoy classic American fare.

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JEANNE DINI CULTURAL CENTER If you take Alt U.S. 95 toward Silver Springs and Fernley (as opposed to U.S. 95 to Fallon), you’ll come to the town of Yerington, known for its onion crops and as the home of the annual Night in the Country music festival. The Jeanne Dini Cultural Center, set in a historical schoolhouse, has two galleries and the YTA Café, open Tuesday through Friday for breakfast and lunch.

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THE ELECTRIC HIGHWAY U.S. 95 from Las Vegas to Reno is the Electric Highway —a 450-mile (724

FORT CHURCHILL STATE PARK About 25 miles (40 km) north of Yerington are the ruins of Fort Churchill, a U.S. Army Fort built in 1861 to protect settlers and guard the Pony Express mail service. A small visitors’ center explains the site’s history, and the ruins

themselves are accessible. Visitors also may want to visit the nearby Buckland Station, an important way station for pioneers in the 1800s. Note that there is a $7 entry fee to this park.

km) stretch of freeway that eventually will have electric charging stations to support an electric vehicle making this trip. Launched in 2015, the program has seen charging stations installed in Beatty and Fallon, with additional stations to be installed in Hawthorne and Tonopah.

LAHONTAN STATE RECREATION AREA About 8 miles (13 km) north of Fort Churchill is the Lahontan Reservoir, built as part of an irrigation project to support nearby farmlands. The recreation area draws visitors for

boating, fishing, horseback riding and camping: it’s also a nice spot for road-trippers to stretch their legs. Note that there is a $7 entry fee to this park.

Phase II of this program will see charging stations along U.S. 93, also known as the Great Basin Highway. Phase II launched in May 2017 with the installation of a charging station in Panaca.

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ANNUAL EVENTS Jim Butler Days, Summer Rodeo, Blacksmithing Classes, Nevada State Mining Championships, Themed Wine Walks, Ghost Walks, Starry Nights Arts Festival, Oktoberfest Middle of Everywhere Bike Rally

PLACES TO VISIT Tonopah Historic Mining Park, Historic Downtown, Stargazing Park, Central Nevada Museum, Old Tonopah Cemetery

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Pioche in the 1870s was a young — and lawless — mining town. It is said that its streets ran red with blood and that 72 people were laid to rest — with their boots on — before anyone died of natural causes.

BOOT HILL CEMETERY

This small community of about 1,000 people boasts classic Western saloons, a historic hotel and the seasonally open Million Dollar Courthouse.

PIOCHE

4.5 hours’ drive time

MILEAGE: 296 miles (476 km) from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park

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One of the most unique sights you’ll find, this park is home to several photogenic 30-foot-tall, 27-foot-wide, beehive-shaped kilns that produced thousands of bushels of charcoal for the region’s mines.

WARD CHARCOAL OVENS

Once completely under water, Cathedral Gorge today is a sanctuary of slot canyons and “hoodoo” structures great for hiking and photographing.

CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK

Take in 13,065-foot Wheeler Peak — one of Nevada’s tallest — as you approach Great Basin National Park. The Lehman Caves system and ancient bristlecone pines are just some of the mustsees here.

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK

For the full itinerary, and information on where to stay, see TravelNevada.com/Great-Basin-Highway

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This detour off the Great Basin Highway is worth the extra mileage! Nevada’s first and oldest state park was formed when the dinosaurs roamed. Today, hike past scenic red sandstone structures and check out the visitor center to learn about the park’s natural and geologic history.

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK

Colorful 700-foot canyon walls frame this little slice of spring-fed paradise, supporting wild grapevines, rose gardens trails and a wading pool.

KERSHAW-RYAN STATE PARK

Marshes in the Mojave Desert? Yep, the wetlands here draw thousands of migratory birds traveling the Pacific Flyway, as well as other wildlife and rare fish. Hiking, wildlife viewing and hunting are among the recreational opportunities.

PAHRANAGAT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

This former railroad town, with a classic Mission Revival-style railroad depot, is rolling toward rebirth as a mountain-bike mecca.

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LAKE MOHAVE

LAKE MEAD

Overton

Caliente

Pioche

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This state museum offers a glimpse into the life of the ancestral Puebloans, Nevada’s first permanent residents. Lost City Museum houses artifacts from a nearby site that was submerged after the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s created Lake Mead.

LOST CITY MUSEUM

Visitors can experience deep canyons, flowing streams, waterfalls and pinyon, juniper and ponderosa forests.

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FIVE STATE PARKS Five state parks all are clustered around the town of Caliente. CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK is a favorite because of its slot canyons formed by the erosion of the area’s soft bentonite clay. Visitors can walk into the narrow canyons or explore the park on a 4-mile (6.4-km) or 1-mile (1.6-km) trail. Built around a former 1870s ranch, KERSHAW-RYAN STATE PARK

sits in a verdant mountain canyon anchored by a spring-fed wading pool and fruit trees. Hike the 1.5-mile (2.4-km) Overlook Trail for a view of the canyon from above. Rounding out the nearby state parks are SPRING VALLEY, which draws boating enthusiasts with its 58-acre Eagle Valley Reservoir; ECHO CANYON, which has its own 65-acre reservoir; and BEAVER DAM STATE PARK.

Great Basin National Park has been called one of the “more remote” national parks by USA Today, so it stands to reason that the highway leading to it would be a little frontier-like. Indulge your rugged, independent side at these places. Read more about the park on page 40.

SILVER STATE OHV TRAIL Explore 260-mile (418.4-km) Silver State OHV trail system, riding past Joshua trees, mine shafts that may date back to the 19th century and, if you’re lucky, a protected desert tortoise. There are a handful of trailheads around the communities

of Caliente and Pioche. The two closest are the Chief Mountain South Trailhead, 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Caliente; and the Stampede Trailhead, 8 miles (12.9 km) northwest of Pioche. For more on off-roading throughout Nevada, see page 67.

OF NEVADA Whether you are looking for Romance, Nature, History, or Adventure, Nevada’s B&Bs offer it all. Staying at a Nevada Bed and Breakfast Guild inn is your key to unlocking the fascinating adventure that is Nevada! Each Nevada B&B invites you to share the wonder of a unique experience in the Silver State! Nevada’s B&Bs encompass the diversity of deserts, mountains, lakes and historic central cities. Working ranches and historic ghost towns are homes to exciting B&Bs waiting to share their history and Western lifestyle with visitors. Consider a Nevada B&B for your Nevada wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, personal retreat, adventure holiday, or romantic getaway. No matter where you travel in Nevada, a Nevada B&B is close by, ready to enhance your adventure in the Silver State!

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DELAMAR GHOST TOWN Delamar is south of U.S. 93 and west of Caliente on Poleline Road. (Note: a high-clearance, 4-wheel-drive vehicle is needed to negotiate the bumpy road to this ghost town.) Delamar boomed with gold mines from 1890 to 1909, and in that short time had a newspaper, post office, opera

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house and 50-ton mill. Like many mining towns in the early 1900s, it soon busted despite a small revival from 1929 to 1934, and visitors today can see the old wooden houses, mine frames and other remnants of this community.

Head to Beaver Dam State Park in June for the ANNUAL 49ER GRAVEL GRINDER, A 35-MILE (56.3-KM) TOUR through the park. Or visit Lincoln County in the fall, when the annual PARK-TO-PARK PEDAL EXTREME NEVADA BICYCLE TOUR takes place. The tour goes through four state parks

OAK SPRINGS SUMMIT TRILOBITE AREA Just off U.S. 93 at Oak Springs Summit (west of Caliente) is the Oak Springs Summit Trilobite Area maintained by the federal Bureau of Land Management. The area has fossil remains of six types of trilobites (extinct marine

— Kershaw-Ryan, Cathedral Gorge, Spring Valley and Echo Canyon. Keep an eye out for more mountain-biking opportunities in the area — construction

arthropods) that lived in a shallow sea 500 million to 524 million years ago. Visitors are allowed to collect trilobite fossils in reasonable quantities for personal use. They may not be bartered or sold.

of the CALIENTE BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM IS UNDERWAY, which will go through Kershaw-Ryan and adjacent BLM land.

You'll huff and you'll puff and you'll find yourself blown away. Shall we saddle up?

Jobs Peak is the first crown to catch the sun every day. It's also the one that's captured Kate's heart since childhood, the mountain she shares with adrenaline junkies in search of a healthy serving of jaw-dropping views and means for justifying the inevitable Basque meal at the end of the day. Raw, real and unprocessed. That's how life rolls in Carson Valley.

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Great Basin NATIONAL PARK

National Parks have always drawn visitors seeking a respite from their busy lives, looking to nature for comfort and renewal. These parks showcase the very best and aweinspiring of the American landscape — from glaciers to geysers, and dense forests to stark tundra. Great Basin National Park, on

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Have you ever stood under a night sky lighted only with billions of brilliant stars, completely untouched by man-made light? Places like this are hard to find, which is why they are given a special designation by the International Dark Sky Association. These places are special because it’s under these blankets of stars dotting an inky black sky that one can sense the immensity of the world.

Great Basin National Park received its Dark Skies designation in 2016 and celebrates its lack of light pollution every September with an Astronomy Festival.

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Other expanses of unpolluted atmosphere can be found in Nevada’s interior where towns and traffic are few and far between.

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EXPLORE NEVADA Tonopah, halfway between Reno and Las Vegas, was once named the No. 1 place to stargaze in the United States. View its vast canopy of stars at night, and perhaps you’ll even catch a glimpse A s tro n o m of military y Fes ti va G rea t Ba l sin aircraft Na tio nal Park from the not-toodistant Area 51.

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Monster burgers, hot springs, minimal traffic and untamed wilderness — these are just a few things you’ll discover while road tripping the #LoneliestRoadInAmerica For the full itinerary, and information on where to stay, see TravelNevada.com/LoneliestRoadInAmerica

MILEAGE: 285 miles (457 km) from Fernley to Ely

COLD SPRINGS STATION An RV park, restaurant, bar, motel, and gift shop, this thriving roadside stop near the site of a Pony Express station is the perfect place to refuel for your adventure on the Loneliest Road.

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From grain to glass, Frey Ranch is home to Churchill Vineyards — Nevada’s first estate winery — and one of the only national estate distilleries. Open Saturday afternoons for free tastings.

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SAND MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA Sand Mountain is a 6-story tall sand dune created by geological forces over several millennia. Today, the area is popular with photographers and off-road enthusiasts.

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MIDDLEGATE STATION In the kitchen of this real-deal roadhouse — established in 1860 as a Pony Express station — there lurks a legend: the Middlegate Monster. Whether you slay this multi-pound burger beast or simply bask in the oldschool ambiance, Middlegate Station is a must.


“WE DON’T RECOMMEND IT” The warning — and challenge! — was laid out in the July 1986 edition of Life Magazine: U.S. 50 from Ely to Fernley is the Loneliest Road in America. A representative from AAA warns motorists to stay away, “unless they’re confident of their survival skills.” Game on.

STOKES CASTLE Towering over the Reese River Valley at Austin’s western edge, Stokes Castle was modeled after a real Roman tower for a well-heeled mining magnate in the late 1890s. Today it stands as a monument to the town’s mining-era grandeur.

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Roll the clock back to 1906 at the frozen-in-time East Ely Railroad Museum. Then check out the vast grounds of the Nevada Northern Railway, where you can catch a ride — or even be the engineer — on an original steam locomotive.

Nevada’s vast, wild national park is packed with diverse natural splendor, from 13,064-foot Wheeler Peak to 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines to spectacular alpine lakes and dark skies exploding with stars — most of which you’ll enjoy all to yourself.

SPENCER HOT SPRINGS Twenty miles southeast of Austin on the road to the Toquima Cave campground, Spencer Hot Springs boasts classic “cowboy tubs” and one of the most satisfying off-grid experiences in the state.

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Underneath Great Basin National Park, just behind the Lehman Caves Visitor Center, is Lehman Caves. Take a guided tour of sprawling caverns filled with limestone formations, unusual cave life and intriguing human history.

EUREKA OPERA HOUSE SHOE TREE A couple of miles east of Middlegate Station pg. 36 stands a sole-full landmark to local lore. In a tradition reportedly begun by quarrelsome lovers, pairs of shoes are slung into the giant cottonwood on the north side of the roadway. The footwear-sporting tree is the second Shoe Tree to stand in this area, the first one having been chopped down by vandals in 2011.

Built in 1880, this architectural gem brought some Victorian high culture to the Wild West town of Eureka in the form of dances, operas and masquerade balls. Explore the building for free or get lucky and catch a live performance.

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Do you have the chops of a bona fide Nevada road-tripper? Prove it with The Official Highway 50 Survival Guide. Order a copy of the guide online at PonyExpressNevada.com or pick up one at a visitor center along U.S. 50. Get it stamped at the towns along the route, then mail it to TravelNevada for a certificate commemorating your survival of the Loneliest Road in America. Of course, there’s more to a Nevada road trip than mere survival. Along the Loneliest Road in America, there’s an organic farm, petroglyph sites, Pony Express Stations, and a museum literally stuck in the past.

LATTIN FARMS IN FALLON About 63 miles (100 km) east of Reno, Fallon is one of Nevada’s agricultural areas, and is known for growing Hearts of Gold cantaloupe. Check out local produce at the family-owned organic Lattin Farms, which feautures a produce

stand and in the fall, children’s activities and a corn maze. You also can enjoy the local bounty at area restaurants such as The Slanted Porch, which also grows some of its own produce in a hoop house next to the eatery.

Discover lander county, Nevada’s Hidden treasures www.landercountytourism.com 775-635-1112 Willow Creek —Battle Mountain

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PETROGLYPH SITES THE PONY EXPRESS Before trains bound the continental United States, mail service was by horseback. The 1,800-mile (2,896.8 km) Pony Express route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, operated from 1860 to 1861, and included a section through Nevada that roughly parallels the Loneliest Road in America. Thirty stations once existed, the ruins of which can still be seen today. Historical markers designating some of the old Pony Express stops, where horses and riders were changed, can be seen along the Loneliest Road in America at Cold Springs and Sand Springs.

Ancient rock carvings can be found throughout Nevada, including several spots along The Loneliest Road in America. About 7 miles (11 km) east of Fallon is Grimes Point Archeological Area, where you can see petroglyphs along a short interpretive trail. Near Grimes Point is Hidden Cave, a four-millennia-old American Indian storage site that can be visited via twice-monthly guided tours offered by the Churchill County Museum. Petroglyphs also can be seen at the Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area, about

24 miles (39 km) east of Austin. This campground area has a short interpretive loop trail that passes by petroglyphs. Pictographs, ancient paintings on rocks, can be seen at Toquima Cave, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Austin. Toquima Cave was used by Native American people between 3,000 and 1,500 years ago.

MCGILL DRUGSTORE This unusual museum in McGill, 13 miles (30 km) north of Ely on U.S. 93, bills itself as a time machine that takes you back to the Watergate era. The drugstore operated from 1915 to 1979. After its closure, everything inside the store was kept as-is. Today, it’s open to visitors by appointment. McGill itself is a former company town built in the 1900s to house workers at a copper smelter. The population hit its high point in 1930 with 3,017 people. Mining production decreased over the decades and the smelter was closed in 1983.

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Las Vegas is world-famous for its all-night entertainment, larger-than-life neon, and its anything-goes attitude. And there’s so much more beyond the famous Las Vegas Strip that draws visitors from all over the world to visit again and again and again. SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH

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The brilliant red sandstone formations seem to blaze with fire when the sun hits them just right, making this natural jewel a must-see when visiting Las Vegas.

This ranch-turned-retreat for Hollywood elite is now a fascinating state park and quiet respite just 30 minutes from the bustling Strip. Tip: The park is in the same mountainous area as the famous Red Rock Canyon, so visitors can explore similar terrain with a fraction of the crowd.

1.75 hr from Las Vegas 99 miles/159 km

Golf is the name of the game in this lush oasis an hour east of Las Vegas. Some of the state’s best courses are tucked into the foothills, so bring your favorite driver and putter for these links.

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HOOVER DAM 1 hr from Las Vegas 35 miles/56 km

An engineering marvel, Hoover Dam is a mustsee less than an hour from the Strip. It’s best to book your dam tour in advance online because they fill up quickly.

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This is Vintage Vegas at its best. Neon, outdoor art, hip restaurants with creative menus and couture cocktails, and just as wild as Las Vegas can get. TIP: Get a birdseye view of the fun from the SlotZilla zipline that soars over the crowds under a canopy of 12.5 million LED lights.

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BOULDER CITY 45 min from Las Vegas 28 miles/45 km

This quaint town was built to house dam builders and has maintained its 1930s charm. Stay in the art-deco Boulder Dam Hotel, shop the walkable downtown area, or view the Las Vegas valley from the thrilling heights of Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon.

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Wildflower “super bloom”

Death Valley NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park is an easy day trip from Las Vegas, but you’re going to want to plan a lot more than a day to experience this untamed corner of Nevada. Entering the park from the eastern edge offers easy access to some of the most famous sites including Zabriskie Point, Artists Palette, Devil’s Golf Course, and Badwater Basin, the point of lowest elevation in the United States. Summer months can be dangerously hot in Death Valley, so it’s smart to make nearby Beatty or Pahrump your base camp for adventure in the park.

Cowboys stage holdups and saloon capers for delighted visitors, although “The Floozies and Petticoats” have been known to steal the show. RHYOLITE

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Just a few miles outside of Beatty, the ghost town of Rhyolite offers strikingly beautiful ruins of a mining town and an array of outdoor art. The Goldwell Open Air Museum is a collection of large-scale art that greets visitors as they drive into the ghost town.

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The Wild West lives on in this desert town on the eastern edge of Death Valley. The always entertaining Beatty

Pioneers in the desert-wine industry got their start in Pahrump, and a visit to the vineyards and tasting rooms

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will be the perfect way to experience this high-adventure town. Deserts are hot, so why not cool off at JetPack America’s wet-n-wild location in Pahrump before continuing your adventure in Death Valley? AMARGOSA OPERA HOUSE Murals of awed admirers ensure that there’s always a packed house in this quirky opera house on the edge of Death Valley. Famed Broadway dancer Marta Becket made this her home and stage for more than 40 years and created an artistic gem in the historic mining district.


Jeff Grindley at Atomic Liquors in Las Vegas. Photo by Mark Carey/Orange Tree Productions.

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How did you end up at Atomic Liquors? I love hanging around Downtown and seeing its development the last few years. When you see the history being embraced, it’s an exciting thing to get behind. I first came to Atomic Liquors as a patron and fell in love with the history of the place instantly. After soaking in the importance of the history here, I knew I had to go all in — I had to work here. I love a good story, and this place has definitely got one. What’s with the atomic theme? Atomic energy, the idea of the atomic bomb… really anything nuclear was at the forefront of everyone’s mind during the 1950s when the bar first opened. Atomic tourism — the idea that you could come to Vegas and see a real atomic blast — was getting marketed everywhere. The owner at the time embraced it, renamed his business Atomic Liquors, and it’s been working ever since. What’s your favorite cocktail to whip up? I love presenting a good “Old Fashioned.” It’s one of those classic cocktails that is so basic, but it gets mishandled so much. People really appreciate a simple cocktail.

Jeffrey Grindley

Someone has an hour or two to kill. Why Fremont Street? History, history, history. Right down to the neon lights. These signs were big everywhere [in the 1950s], but Las Vegas blew it up to its biggest proportion. Here, you’re immersed in it. I don’t know anywhere else that embraces this kind of vintage resurgence and local history. It was a fascinating time in people’s imaginations and you can get that here. Why does Atomic Liquors stand out? What’s in the secret sauce? If you’re looking for that locals bar that feels like home, Atomic Liquors is it...it’s the most immediate and accessible way to really experience Vegas. Everything I see in this town is so much more than the Strip. —INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ

Las Vegas native Jeffrey Bennington Grindley knew he simply had to work at Fremont Street’s Atomic Liquors the minute he laid eyes on it. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, Atomic Liquors has certainly seen, and been ingrained in, its fair share of Atomic Nevadameets-Rat Packmeets-Mobster View the Insider Video at Vintage Vegas TravelNevada.com/ ties. For Jeff, Jeff-Grindley nowhere in Vegas is anything like it.

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For the full itinerary, and information on where to stay, see TravelNevada.com/Rubies-Route

J.M. CAPRIOLA CO. & GARCIA BIT & SPUR CO. J.M. Capriola Co. is a world-renowned saddle making company in the heart of Elko.

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000-mile (3,218.6 km) trek from Missouri to California, and the route that defines Nevada’s history.

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ELKO — BASE CAMP Elko is your base camp when exploring the Rubies and its environs. Be sure to check out the Western Folklife Center, J.M. Capriola and the new Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum. Elko also is home of the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. For lodging information, see pages 82-87.

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RENO TO ELKO: 289 miles (465 km) 4.5 hours’ drive time LAS VEGAS TO ELKO: 422 miles (679 km) 6.5 hours’ drive time SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TO ELKO: 230 miles (370 km) 3.25 hours’ drive time

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SOUTH FORK STATE RECREATION AREA A 1,650-acre reservoir is the centerpiece of this state park, a popular place for swimming, boating and wildlife viewing.

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This natural body of water was dammed in 1900 to create an irrigation system still in use today. Here, you’ll find trailheads to Smith Lake and Winchell Lake. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Jarbidge may be one of our closest ties to the Wild West: one of the last gold rushes took place here, as well as one of the last stagecoach robberies.

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RUBY MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY Open by appointment, Ruby Mountain Brewing is run on the Safford family ranch in Wells. For more on rancher Steve Safford and his passion for microbrewing, see page 18.

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LAMOILLE CANYON SCENIC BYWAY Drive up the glacier-carved Lamoille Canyon — photographers, fall colors here are brilliant — and hike from trailheads along the route or at the byway’s terminus at 8,800 feet.

RUBY MOUNTAINS HELI-SKIING RUBY LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE A network of spring-fed marshes, drawing a variety of birds and wildlife, make up this refuge spanning 367,632 acres. Visitors should be prepared for some travel on gravel and dirt roads; note that Harrison Pass is not passable in winter.

RED’S RANCH Off-the-grid luxury greets visitors at this rustic hideaway in the Ruby Mountains.

As one of the only heli-skiing operations in the nation, true backcountry adventure awaits at Ruby Mountains Heli-Experience just outside

Lamoille Canyon.

JIGGS BAR This saloon in the small community of Jiggs dates back to the 1950s, and for decades has served as a rendezvous point for ranchers.

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GLAMPING Ruby Mountains Heli-Experience, a helicopter skiing outfitter based in Lamoille, offers two yurts yearround for a mountain glamping experience. The Ruby Yurt, at 9,700 feet, sleeps four, with two fully insulated, adjacent port structures that sleep three each.

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The Conrad Creek Yurt, at 7,000 feet, sleeps up to six. Not a glamper? Check in to the Ruby 360 Lodge, a 10,000-square-foot lodge with 10 bedrooms. And of course, there’s heli-skiing in winter, a singular experience, as well as hiking and exploring at other times of the year.

The Ruby Mountain Range and the adjacent East Humboldt Mountain Range rise from the heart of the Great Basin Desert to form a line of rocky peaks ranging from 6,000 feet to the 11,387-foot Ruby Dome. Explore those mountains and surrounding areas for a host of adventures.

GUEST RANCHES Ranching is big in this part Nevada. Get a feel for the lifestyle at the Cottonwood Guest Ranch, 119 miles (191 km) from Elko. This working horse and cattle ranch offers

opportunities to participate in pack trips and horse and cattle drives. Or consider a ranch tour through Elkobased Cowboy John Tours.

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GHOST TOWNS its mining period. Today, Tuscarora has a handful of residents and is home to the Tuscarora Summer Pottery School.

Ghost towns, usually mining towns from the late 19th century that were abandoned when the mines played out, can be found throughout the America West, but a couple in the vicinity include Tuscarora and Metropolis. Tuscarora, about 53 miles (85 km) northwest of Elko, was home to several thousand people in 1878,

Metropolis, on the other hand, is a pure ghost town. Only a few structures — the old Lincoln School, circa 1919, and an archway — remain of this optimistically named community 61 miles (98 km) east and north of Elko. Metropolis is unusual in that it was a planned agricultural community rather than a mining town. Founded in 1910, the community endured pests, disease, fire and drought before its last residents left in the 1930s and ’40s.

The Star Hotel in Elko specializes in Basque cuisine, featuring hearty fare served in large portions of beef and lamb steaks, homemade soups, salads, beans, spaghetti and bread. This tradition dates back to the 19th century, when Basque sheepherders immigrated to Northern Nevada, and hotels in the area catered to the Basque with large dining rooms serving substantial fare after a long day’s work.

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NEVADA INSIDER

Elko has always been a cowboy town. Growing up, I was exposed to the most influential and talented cowboys and ranchers. Some of the most recognized cowboys in the entire West are products of Elko County, Nevada. With that being said, without mining, Elko would still be a small cow town. While the rest of the world was suffering from a sluggish economy, Elko was thriving [and] the community has grown in huge proportions. You’ve said that Elko means everything to you. What makes Elko such a special place?

John Wright Growing up in Elko, John Wright wanted to be a rodeo cowboy, store owner and rancher, just like his grandfather. At 36, he has achieved those goals and runs the family business, J.M. Capriola Co., a Western gear store in downtown Elko. Dating back to 1929, Capriola’s still makes saddles and other leather items by hand on the shop’s second floor — a tradition Wright is proud to continue. He also is one of the driving View the forces behind the Insider Video at Cowboy Arts and TravelNevada.com/ John-Wright Gear Museum, a few doors down from Capriola’s.

Nothing beats a Nevada sunset or the sun rising over the majestic Ruby Mountains. I’m grounded here, happy, content. God has dealt me a pretty good hand. My mom taught me the love of the land in Elko County. She is really who I thank when it comes to the appreciation I have for our ranch lands. Your mother, Paula Wright, had wanted to start a cowboy gear museum. You’ve been able to help make that happen with the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum. What would your mom say if she could see it today? She would be smiling ear to ear knowing that the past will be preserved for future generations and that Elko has something new to offer visitors. This museum is truly a continuation of her legacy. Elko is a popular spot to stop with travelers on Interstate 80. What do you suggest they visit or do? Our store, of course, should be one of the first stops. We always direct people where to go from here — the Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, Western Folklife Center, Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains, the Northeastern Nevada Museum, Machi’s Restaurant, The Star Hotel... Elko really is a destination every traveler must visit to soak in the rich cowboy, Basque culture, and vast outdoor experience. —INTERVIEW BY CHRIS MORAN

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John Writght seen here in Lamoille Canyon. Picture by Mark Carey/Orange Tree Productions.

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LET NEVADA e r i YOU p s n i In Nevada, we want you to go home with more stories than souvenirs, and the following pages are your inspiration guide. We know there’s a lot to see and do in Nevada, and that can be a little overwhelming. So in the following pages we’ve highlighted some of what we think are the best, don’t-miss, most memorymaking activities the state has to offer. Maybe searching for your own gemstones is your jam, or you’re looking for that perfectly composed ghost town photo op. Whether you want to take the ultimate plunge with a less-than-traditional wedding or simply soak in a natural hot spring against a backdrop of mountains and wildlife, we have a few tips to make those dreams come true.

Watch our 360° video to get inspired! Find on YouTube @TravelNevada

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FISHING Don’t let Nevada’s desert status fool you! Nevada has more than 200 lakes and reservoirs and 600 streams and rivers, where fishing abounds. Nevada’s mountain ranges even offer ice fishing for those brave enough to explore the alpine lakes.

Liberty Lake, Ruby Mountains

From the Jarbidge River in the north to the Colorado River in the south, fishing holes dot the landscape. Some locals’ favorites are Pyramid Lake on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, where anglers fish for Lahontan cutthroat trout, a fish once believed to be extinct; and the section of the East Walker River around Yerington, home of the Walker River State Recreation Area.

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The state also is ridged with mountain ranges, many of which hold alpine lakes that freeze over in winter. There also are many reservoirs throughout the state, including Cave Lake near Ely and the South Fork Reservoir near Elko.

The NDOW site also has the Nevada Fishing Guide, as well as information on where to fish, stocking updates and more.

Check out local visitors bureaus for information on area fishing sites and outfitters.

EARN THE TROUT ROYAL SLAM!

Get your fishing license from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Visit ndow.org/fish. Already here? Grab it at one of the state’s license agents — a list can be found on the NDOW website.

If you’re fishing Pyramid Lake, you will need a permit from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. For details and permits, visit PyramidLake.us, and click on the “fishing” link.

GET ALL 7 TROUT FOR THE TROUT ROYAL SLAM RIGHT HERE IN NEVADA! The International Game Fish Association recognizes angling achievements through its slam and trophy clubs. All seven trout necessary to achieve the Trout Royal Slam can be found in the state’s waterways:

For more info see IGFA.org. RAINBOW

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Should you pack the clubs? Definitely — especially if your trip takes you to southern Nevada, where golf courses in Las Vegas, Mesquite, Laughlin and Pahrump offer year-round options. In the northern side of the state, greens are plentiful in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Carson Valley. Check with area visitors bureaus for details about specific courses.

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Pictured: Golfers have their choice of courses in the Las Vegas area, among them the Tom Faziodesigned Shadow Creek, named the top golf course in the state by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Edgewood Golf Course, Lake Tahoe

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Cascata Golf Course, Boulder City

Lakeridge Golf Course, Reno

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GHOST TOWNS Did you know we have MORE THAN 600 ghost towns? Here are just a few highlights. Gold Point

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One of the most photographed ghost towns in the West, Rhyolite stands guard at Death Valley’s eastern entrance, ushering visitors through the passage of time and space and terrain. The famed Bottle House, constructed of nearly 50,000 beer bottles, has been restored and hints at an eccentricity sown through the “Wild West.”

Berlin is a ghost town tied by the terrain to its closest neighbor, an ichthyosaur fossil site, and now protected as BerlinIchthyosaur State Park. The town, adjacent mine, and dinosaur remains are a motley representation of Nevada’s vast history.

METROPOLIS Ornate stone archways and crumbling hotel ruins are just a few remnants of Metropolis’ former glory. The town was a bustling boom town with a newspaper, hotel, railway and school. It swelled to nearly 1,000 residents in the early 1900s, and then deflated to fewer than 100 by 1920.

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GOLD POINT Referred to as “the friendly ghost town,” Gold Point creates a happy medium for explorers looking to experience a historic ghost town, and afterward sleep in a warm bed at the Gold Point Bed at Breakfast. ELDORADO CANYON Home of the oldest and most famous gold mine in southern Nevada, now popular with photographers, history buffs, and movie location scouts. Visitors can tour the Techatticup Mine, once owned by famed politician and publisher George Hearts, and explore the mine and town that was so remote that it became famous for its ruthless vigilantism.

Every boom ends with a bust, turning Nevada’s once-great mining towns into ghost towns, preserved in the arid desert in a state of arrested decay. Nevada’s ghost towns tell the story of the West, from abandoned mining equipment to sprawling ranches and crumbling downtowns. #NVGhostTown

For more on Nevada’s Ghost Towns, be sure to check out this article on TravelNevada.com

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HOT SPRINGING HOW-TO There are tons of hot springs out there—in fact, Nevada has the most hot springs in the United States. Spend the time researching hot spots, carefully select your crew, bring the right gear and hit the trail. #NVHotsprings

Learn more about hot spring etiquette in this article on TravelNevada.com

You may notice that no image on here is tagged — that is intentional, and is part of the spirit of stewardship surrounding hot springs, especially no geotagging.

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GOOGLE MAPS AIN’T GONNA CUT IT In rural Nevada, Google Maps is just about as handy as a full-on scuba setup on the playa. Spring for a map, or even better, a super detailed state atlas and get down to some good oldfashioned map navigating. SPORT THE RIGHT SHOES AND PACK AN EXTRA SUIT OR TWO Most Nevada hot springs are surrounded by a muddy alkali surface that you won’t be able to drive on. When hunting down a spring, plan to park a few hundred

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feet away, due to weather conditions. It’s a good idea to bring some shoes that you can get messy in. And along with the right shoes, it’s a foolproof trick to bring multiple swimsuits, because who wants to spring-hop with a wet suit?


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NO GEOTAGGING! You found the spring and want to share a photo with all your friends back home. Go ahead and post the shot — you’ve earned it. But, don’t make the ultimate faux pas by geotagging it. Working all day to find a place that’s lesser known is like a gift. Be sure to respect the culture. Nevada hot springs are pristine and relatively secretive… so let’s keep ’em that way.

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LIVE BY THE BUDDY SYSTEM It’s a smart idea to let a friend know what section of the state you’re heading to for the weekend, and it’s always a good idea to bring friends along with you. LEAVE IT HOW YOU FOUND IT Being a good steward is what hot springing is all about. There are phenomenal hot springs on private land, and most Nevada ranchers out there let people enjoy them, so long as they don’t trash it. If the gate on the road is open, leave it open. If you found it closed, make sure you close it behind you. And be sure that you pack out whatever you packed in. THINK BEFORE YOU JUMP Many Nevada hot springs have a classic cattle trough, or a bathtub with water irrigated into it…a ringing indicator that many soakers have enjoyed the spring. But, sources are known to change sporadically just as often as any other environmental factor would. It’s always crucial to check the temperature before taking a dip. And be sure to keep close tabs on your pups, as well.

Good form is staking your setup at least 50-75 feet away from the source. Private property? Camping is probably frowned upon unless there’s a sign indicating that you may. As for campfires? Never leave a smoldering fire — make sure it is completely out before you hit the road. WHAT DRESS CODE? When it comes to dress code at a hot spring, the main rule is that there are no rules. It’s totally the norm to come up on a spring and find everyone in the nude, so just be prepared to roll with it. If you show up and people are nude and you don’t want to be, no one will ever force you to strip down, but definitely don’t expect everyone else to put clothes on. And, if other people are in suits but you have your heart set on rocking that birthday suit, ask if everyone is ok with it. Photo by Lauren Strange

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ALL MAPS AND NAVIGATION FEATURES WORK 100% OFFLINE! The TravelNevada mobile app offers places to go, customizable road trip itineraries, offline maps, trip sharing and more.

Download the FREE App Search “TravelNevada” in the App Store or on Google Play.


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STATE MUSEUMS Nevada’s seven state museums tell the state’s story from prehistory to statehood to modern day and focus on themes that set it apart — American Indian culture, railroading, mining, gaming, entertainment and natural history. #NVMuseums

A Museum Membership card gets you access to ALL 7 State Museums. Learn more at NVMuseums.org/memberships

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Nevada State Museum, Carson City

NEVADA STATE MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS lasvegasnvmuseum.org Located on the beautiful Springs Preserve, the museum features 15,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and brings the history of Las Vegas to life in all its glory. The “Showgirl Wall” exhibit features the spectacular costumes once worn in iconic stage shows on The Strip. NEVADA STATE MUSEUM, CARSON CITY carsonnvmuseum.org

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NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, RENO nvhistoricalsociety.org The state’s oldest cultural institution is home to the American Gaming Archives, a collection of gambling manufacturers’ equipment, research materials and ephemera. The Reno Gallery celebrates many of the city’s iconic moments, characters,

Housed in the former United States Branch Mint, the museum tells the state’s history from prehistoric times to modern day. See the mint’s Coin Press No. 1 in action in demonstrations. The Natural History section features animals from a prehistoric mammoth whose bones were found on the Black Rock Desert to an ichthyosaur, which swam the waters of Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas ancient Lake Lahontan.


Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City East Ely Railroad Depot

institutions and structures. The society’s research library is a resource for casual history buffs and scholars alike.

Built on an actual archaeological dig site, the museum tells dual stories of ancient times and the 20th century, when the building of Hoover Dam changed the face of a wide swath of southern Nevada. The museum celebrates the history of the ancient Puebloans through artifacts including stone tools, arrowheads, basketry and more.

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fully operational and restored steam locomotives from 1875 as this museum does in the narrow-gauge Glenbrook and standard-gauge Inyo. It also features the historic McKeen Motor Car, a National Historic Landmark.

NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, BOULDER CITY boulderrailroadmuseum.org The Boulder Branch Line, built in 1931 for the construction of Hoover Dam, lives on. Open-air exhibits include an official railway post office car, while the hallmark of the museum is its passenger excursions. The sevenmile route takes 45 minutes and offers visitors views of the Eldorado Valley and Mohave Desert. EAST ELY RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM, ELY elyrailroadmuseum.org The museum commemorates the era when the Nevada Northern Railway was in full operation for the mining camps of eastern Nevada. The Depot remains virtually untouched since the railroad’s closure, offering a glimpse into the past. The museum works in conjunction with the Nevada Northern Railway, which operates rolling stock from the railroad’s heyday.

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EVEN MORE MUSEUMS LAS VEGAS THE MOB MUSEUM 300 Stewart Ave. themobmuseum.org

Nevada’s rich history is examined in museums throughout the state, along with such topics as automotive culture and science. Here’s a look at a few.

From “Made Men” to the G-Men determined to stop them, the story of organized crime in Las Vegas – and America – is told in many ways at the Mob Museum. Few, if any, museums in the world offer visitors an opportunity to fire a 1920s-era machine gun or pose for a police lineup. NEON MUSEUM 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North neonmuseum.org

To discover more museums in Nevada be sure to check out this article on TravelNevada.com

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At nearly two acres, visitors can walk through “The Boneyard” of Las Vegas gaming, hotel, motel and business history, told one neon sign at a time. More than 200 signs can be viewed. The museum’s visitors center is located inside the historic

La Concha Motel lobby – a distinctive shell-shaped building designed by acclaimed architect Paul Revere Williams.

TONOPAH CENTRAL NEVADA MUSEUM 1900 Logan Field Rd. tonopahnevada.com The famous, not-so-famous and downright infamous all left their mark in central Nevada. From eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes to prizefighting promoter Tex Rickard to Old West lawmen Wyatt and Virgil Earp, all have a connection to Tonopah, Goldfield or their ghostly neighbors.

The Mob Museum, Las Vegas


Lahontan Valley, from its earliest indigenous inhabitants to the western migration through the 40Mile Desert to present day.

Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko

RENO THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM 490 S. Center St. nvdm.org

ELKO NORTHEASTERN NEVADA MUSEUM 1515 Idaho St. museumelko.org From Western art to animals, cowboys to sheepherders, the museum tells the story of the American West. It houses the largest single collection of works by Western artist Will James and the state’s largest collection of animals from around the world.

Originally founded as a children’s museum, The Discovery quickly transitioned to an educational treasure for all ages. Through hands-on galleries and exhibitions that range from “Monster Fish” to a T-Rex named “Sue,” the museum covers a wide range of topics designed to excite and educate the curious.

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The Discovery Museum, Reno

ELKO’S COWBOY ARTS AND GEAR MUSEUM 500 Commercial St. capriolas.com/elkoscowboy-arts-gear-museum Guardians of the western tradition – preserving the heritage and craftsmanship of the cowboy of the American West. The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum is a non-profit museum housed in the former home of Garcia Bit & Spur Co. It showcases western heritage. Scheduled to open early 2018.

FALLON CHURCHILL COUNTY MUSEUM 1050 S. Maine St. ccmuseum.org Billed as “the best little museum on the Loneliest Road in America,” this museum tells the history of the

NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM 10 Lake St. automuseum.org From vehicles once owned by the rich and famous – including Elvis Presley’s 1973 Cadillac Eldorado – to the classic, vintage and special-interest automobiles and one-of-a-kind wonders, this world-class museum is not to be missed. The majority of the cars are from the collection of the late gaming pioneer Bill Harrah.

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Step back in time and experience a true history of adventure. Home of the famous Comstock Lode, miners became millionaires and their riches are still visible in this 1800s era town complete with wooden boardwalks, famous saloons, gold panning, quaint shops and fine dining. Adventure abounds with exhilarating special events all year long. After all this excitement, plan on staying the night in the richest place on earth.


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STEWART INDIAN SCHOOL The Stewart Indian School in Carson City served as the only off-reservation Indian boarding school in Nevada from 1890 through 1980. Now, nearly 40 years after its closing, the historic campus is undergoing a renaissance.

For full details about the Talking Trail tour, visit StewartIndian School.com

Many of the school’s iconic stone structures remain in place and the State of Nevada is creating a cultural and historic complex that tells the story of the school that was home to more than 30,000 American Indian students from Nevada and throughout the West. In the meantime, visitors are welcome to the campus for guided tours by staff members of the Nevada Indian Commission or a self-guided tour that allows visitors to use their cell phones to access recorded messages from school alumni and employees related to 20 points of interest on the campus. Some highlights of this “Talking Trail” tour include: AUDITORIUM Daisy Smith, 6 years old when she arrived at Stewart, shares her memories of the Auditorium and her first Christmas pageant. SMALL GIRLS DORM Hear how Aletha Tom came to the school on a bus from the Moapa Indian Reservation in southern

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Nevada when she was 12 years old. Her first time away, she tells of her life in the Small Girls Dorm and the strict rules she had to follow.

STEAM TUNNELS The entire Stewart Campus was heated by steam from underground tunnels fueled by coal and wood chips delivered by train on a V&T rail spur. Larry Hale, Stewart Buildings & Grounds supervisor, explains. OLD GYM AND ATHLETIC FIELDS Judge Robey Willis shares fond memories of being the boxing coach and the assistant football coach for Stewart. He vividly describes some of his favorite moments in both the old gym and on the football field.


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OFF-ROADING Nevada’s abundance of public land means nearly unlimited terrain for off-roading, whether you’re trailering your own wheels or booking an adventure with an outfitter. Hardcore enthusiasts may want to check out the Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route, a newly established 900-mile (1,448.4-km) route through the state’s expansive deserts, open sagebrush valleys and many mountain ranges. Other favorites include the Logandale Trails System in the Moapa Valley, about 60 miles (97 km) from Las Vegas; the Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail, accessible from four trail heads in Lincoln County; and the Shoshone Off-Highway Vehicle Trail south of Battle Mountain. Off-road adventures with guides and outfitters also are an option, from UTV Addiction in the Reno area to Great Southwest Moto Adventures in the Las Vegas.

Black Rock Desert

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Check out the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles website for downloadable trail maps, info on Nevada’s off-road rules and more: OffRoadNevada.org.

Jarbidge Wilderness Area

Black Rock Desert

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ROCK CLIMBING Red Rock Canyon

RED ROCK CANYON

Climbers from around the world are drawn to Nevada’s steep mountain terrain where they can test their grit and skill on sheer faces, craggy outcroppings, and bicepbusting bouldering.

Castle Rock near Kingsbury Grade Photo by First Tracks Productions

Only a half-hour from the Las Vegas Strip is a mecca for rock climbers, known for its variety of challenging routes, spectacular vistas, and supportive climbing

Beginner climbers can learn the ropes at the Red Rock Rendezvous, a 3-day festival held annually in March. Visit RedRockRendezvous.com for more information.

Check out fellow adventurer Matt Kuehl’s advice on climbing at TravelNevada.com

community. Check out fellow climbers’ adventures and advice on TravelNevada.com, where you’ll find seemingly unlimited posts about favorite climbs in the area. LAMOILLE CANYON Another favorite climbing area is the lush glacier-carved Lamoille Canyon in the northeastern part of the state. Remote and lesser-known than Red

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Lamoille Canyon


BaseCamp at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno

Rock, Lamoille Canyon and the Ruby Mountains offer seclusion, serenity, and some seriously steep climbs. INDOOR CLIMBING Speaking of steep, BaseCamp inside the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno lays claim to the tallest outdoor climbing wall in North America, with

its 164-foot wall towering over downtown Reno. The hotel also boasts a 7,000-square-foot indoor bouldering park. Indoor climbing centers are a great way to learn and practice the sport, and meet fellow adventurers. Red Rock Climbing Center in Las Vegas, RockSport in Reno, and Mesa Rim in Reno, offer a wide variety of routes to climb, large bouldering areas to play in, and experts to lend a hand.

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ROCK HOUNDING Garnet Hill, northwest of Ely

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Miners have been digging in Nevada’s dirt for hundreds of years, seeking fortune in its rich gold and silver deposits, and unearthing valuable resources and glittering gems. Visitors can find their own slice of fortune in the form of opals and garnets at popular rockhounding sites in the northern half of the state.

Just a few miles west of Ely is a small recreation area called Garnet Hill, and it’s free to the public, just bring your own hammer. Rock hounds can look for the deep-red gemstone peeking through weather-worn rocks, or break open rocks to look for the gems inside. Because Garnet Hill is so close to Ely, it’s a fun addition to Ely’s other attractions such as riding the Nevada Northern Railway, visiting the East Ely Depot Museum, viewing the cultural homes in Renaissance Village, or taking a day trip to Great Basin National Park. OPALS

Turn your stones into custom jewelry! Follow the journey of the found garnets above transformed this piece of jewelry.

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The Virgin Valley deep in the northwestern corner of Nevada — approximately five hours north of Reno — is not easy to get to, but the payoff is big. Commercial opal mines welcome visitors to mine their tailings – for a fee – and dig out luminous opals and the rare black opal, found in only two locations in the world (the other is in Australia). Amateur rock hounds, intrepid travelers, and memory-making families can be

Garnet Hill, northwest of Ely

Opal Shop, Royal Peacock Opal Mine

Royal Peacock Opal Mine

found in the mine quarries poring over rock piles in search for the precious gemstones. The mines that allow digging are Royal Peacock, Bonanza, and Rainbow Ridge. The digging season typically starts in May, and if you go, be prepared for primitive camping and limited services. This trip has all the makings of a true adventure: gravel roads, spotty cell service, and few people.


Rifle Peak near Incline Village, Lake Tahoe Photo by First Tracks Productions

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WINTER SPORTS LAKE TAHOE Diamond Peak, Lake Tahoe

Set in the Sierra Nevada range about 40 miles (64 km) from Reno, Lake Tahoe is ringed with ski resorts, including three in Nevada: Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Diamond Peak and Heavenly, which straddles the Nevada-California border. Many guests will stay in Reno and take shuttles to Tahoe ski resorts, but lodging is available in the Lake Tahoe basin at Incline Village and at Stateline. Heavenly is accessible from the Stateline casino-resorts via a gondola in the Heavenly Village and from the Ridge Tahoe, an on-mountain

resort with ski-in/ski-out access. Sierra Nevada snow affords opportunities for other winter fun. Zephyr Cove Resort, located on the shores of Lake Tahoe, has a snowmobile outfitter that offers ridgetop rides. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers like the terrain at Spooner Lake & Backcountry, a Nevada state park in the mountains above Carson City; and at the Mount Rose Meadows in Reno, at the Chickadee Ridge, summit of Lake Tahoe Mount Rose Highway (Nevada state Route 431) and part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Area ski shops often offer snowshoe rentals along with ski rentals, or book a guided tour. Enjoy winter scenery from the vantage point of a sleigh ride — Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides is a popular outfitter — or the Heavenly Gondola, which features a mid-mountain viewing platform from which to see Lake Tahoe.

Skiing in Nevada is centered at Lake Tahoe in the northwestern section of the state, but you can also hit the slopes in the Ruby Mountains in the east near Elko and at Lee Canyon near Las Vegas. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling also are options in Nevada’s many mountain ranges.

During the winter months, expect milder temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley and the southern end of the state (5770 degrees Fahrenheit/14-21 degrees Celsius). In Reno and the northern end of the state, winters are colder, and at elevation, prepare for snow conditions.

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Hmmm…. Detonator, El Cap, Cardiac Ridge. Mountain biking is a thriving sport in northern Nevada. What do you think makes Nevada stand out?

Aurel Baker Born and raised in Reno, Aurel Baker’s love of the outdoors began early. By age three, she was already flying down the slopes of Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. On and off the mountain, her appreciation for Nevada’s wilderness and abundant recreational opportunities View the Insider Video at grew into TravelNevada.com/ Aurel-Baker a lifelong passion. Today, the 29-year-old nursing student is an avid skier, mountain biker, angler, and all-around lover of her state’s wild places.

Nevada has many trail options, from short and casual to long and technical. The cool thing about riding in northern Nevada is that you have the mountains to the west and the desert to the east. There are not too many places where you get to ride in such a diverse landscape, sometimes getting to see both on the same ride. Many people would be surprised at the amount of fishing available in Nevada. You’ve fished Nevada’s lakes and streams — can you tell us about the one that got away? The one that got away… well, that seems to be a regular occurrence, but when you hook a fish, it’s usually a big one and always beautiful. I fish barbless hooks, which can make keeping the fish on the hook challenging sometimes. The Truckee River requires patience. It has been said that, “If you can fish the Truckee, you can fish any river.” Nevada’s mountain ranges are also full of alpine lakes and streams that provide beautiful fishing as well. Nevada is also the most mountainous state in the Lower 48. What draws you to the Silver State’s peaks and ranges? I am happiest in the mountains! There is something about the raw and rugged beauty of the ranges in Nevada that is very appealing to me. The peaks and ranges in Nevada are some of the most beautiful I’ve spent time in. The Rubies and Toiyabes might be a couple of my favorite spots. It’s pretty neat to be able to go jump in a nearby hot spring after you’ve spent time on a mountain all day, too. —INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ

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Aurel Baker overlooking the Ruby Mountains. Image by Steve Wohlwender.

You learned to ski at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. What are some of your favorite runs?


Winter Sports in Nevada

ELKO On the eastern end of the state, the Ruby Mountains jut out of the Great Basin Desert with peaks above 10,000 feet/3,048 meters. Anchored by the city of Elko, this region is known for cattle ranching and gold mining, and also is home to the Ruby Mountains Heli-Experience. Based in the community of Lamoille, this helicopter ski outfitter also offers lodging at its new Ruby 360 Lodge and two yurts. 360 Heli-Experience, Ruby Mountains

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Elko itself has a small Lee Canyon, Las Vegas ski hill, the SnoBowl Ski & Bike Park. The city also is the base camp for guests indulging in other winter sports. Nearby snowmobile areas include Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway and Charleston Reservoir; ice fishing is possible at the South Fork State is in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area and at Wild Horse Recreation Area, about 50 miles (80 Recreation Area; and cross country km) from Las Vegas. This resort skiing is popular at Harrison Pass has three lifts and 30 serviced snow near Jiggs and at Angel Lake Scenic trails and is near Mount Charleston, Byway south of Wells. the region’s tallest peak at 11,916 feet (3,631 meters). Snowshoeing, sledding and other snow play is possible in the Spring Mountains Lee Canyon — formerly the Las NCA, which is part of the HumboldtVegas Ski and Snowboard Resort — Toiyabe National Forest.

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Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises are divisions of Aramark. All vessels are U.S. documented and Coast Guard inspected. Zephyr Cove Resort is managed by Aramark by special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Weddings in Nevada

NEVADA IS MADE FOR

Weddings

Lovers from all over the globe travel to Nevada to take advantage of the myriad unique wedding experiences offered throughout the state. From whimsical, fun ceremonies in Las Vegas to outdoor events at Lake Tahoe, Nevada weddings run the gamut. Besides beautiful and unique venues from which to choose, Nevada offers ease and simplicity when it comes to tying the knot. There is no waiting period or blood test requirement in the Silver State. Couples will have to obtain a marriage license from the county clerk’s office, but once that is in hand, they are ready to exchange vows.

For more information visit the Nevada Wedding Association at NevadaWeddings.org or view the Las Vegas Wedding Guide at lvweddingguide.com The Western Chapel at Bonnie Springs

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STATE PARKS You may know already what’s up with Tahoe… maybe even with Valley of Fire. They’re famous for a reason. But the rest of Nevada’s 24 state parks and recreation areas teem with plenty of other marvelous qualifiers —things that set them apart from any other, boasting totally snag-worthy magical moments you’ll soon be striving to tick off the bucket list. #NVStateParks

Get the most from your journey! Discover our 16 Moments That Aim to Please at Nevada’s Stellar State Parks.

Cathedral Gorge State Park

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Take the Passport Challenge! The Nevada State Parks Passport booklet can be picked up at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks will earn a FREE annual pass to all Nevada State Parks.

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TRAVELNEVADA PRO TIP With 6 parks, the largest concentration of Nevada State Parks is in the southeastern corner of the state, boasting six totally different ways to experience Nevada’s outdoor splendor within a short distance. *Elgin School House State Historic Park is a bit more of a challenge to experience, as roads on the way to the park have been washed out and there is no full-time ranger ready to welcome you. Before traveling the 20 miles out of the way to Elgin, call to set up an appointment-only tour at 775-726-3564.


David Low at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Image by Mark Carey/Orange Tree Productions.

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If I were talking to the 10-year-old David Low, and told him that some day he would become a park ranger, what would he say? He would be out of his mind with joy. It is absurd that it didn’t occur to me until I was 30 to get into this line of work. It is such a natural fit, I can’t believe no one said no David, you should stop what you’re doing and become a park ranger NOW. Why is Spring Mountain Ranch State Park special? In this hidden gem of a place, you can see a desert oasis, or towering sandstone bluffs—like those at Zion [National Park]— and enough shelter from the lights of the Strip that you can even see the Milky Way from the park. Plus, you’ve got this amazing sense of history. To international visitors, I’d say, “Komm doch vorbei – das lohnt sich!” How have you noticed your stewardship paying off? I’ve seen people attend our programs and grow as outdoors people and as appreciators of history and nature, including some people who’ve come to our night hikes who had never hiked before. They’ve blossomed and gained confidence and now they do all kinds of amazing stuff. That’s really gratifying for me to see. What’s the power behind the hat? I think the “flat hat” is honestly one of the most powerful tools a park ranger has. I’m not a Law Enforcement Ranger. I don’t carry any other visible symbols of authority on me — not even a badge. But when I walk up to somebody — and man, I hope this comes across to everyone — this hat tells them that I am someone with integrity, someone responsible for taking care of something… that I’m someone who is willing to spend their lifetime protecting something for other people. —INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ

David Low Though originally from the Midwest, David Low knew he had to come to Nevada to share the multifaceted story of southern Nevada. View the From the Insider Video at flora and TravelNevada.com/ David-Low fauna of the alluring Mojave Desert, to tales of pioneers past, right down to the very start modern civilization in the Las Vegas Valley, if anyone is sure to get you psyched on some Nevada history, it’s David. As the Park Ranger of Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, travel the 30 minutes off Strip to hear this passionate Nevadan spin a serious yarn — you won’t be sad you did. TravelNevada Pro Tip: be sure to ask about the Ranch’s chinchilla farming days, a 30-karat diamond theft, a secret passageway, and a pet cow named Penelope.

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FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND NEVADA

Nevada Territories The Silver State is the 7th largest state in the United States at 110,567 square miles (177,940 square km) Tag your

adventures To help you get around Nevada, and better understand its geography, topography and history, we talk in terms of territories. These are six distinctive regions within the state, each with its own features and attractions. Five of the territories are geographical; the sixth, Nevada’s Indian Territory, is cultural and covers the entire state. Peruse this next section for information on attractions, history and lodging by territory.

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Named for the gritty and gutsy cowboys who still work the ranches in the northern part of the state, Cowboy Country is home to such heritage sites as the Western Folklife Center in Elko and the Buckaroo Hall of Fame in Winnemucca.

A revitalized downtown and the MidTown District draw visitors to Reno, the anchor community of this territory. The outdoorsy vibe is complemented by nearby Lake Tahoe, where hiking, biking, water sports and skiing define the lifestyle.

The horseback Pony Express mail service once blazed through this region and roughly follows U.S. 50, described in a national magazine as “The Loneliest Road in America” — but that’s part of the charm, along with recreational opportunities, historic sites and rustic communities.

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Explore stark and beautiful landscapes. Dive into desert panoramas at the Mining Park in Tonopah, the Silver State OHV Trail near Pioche or one of the many state parks in the region, including BerlinIchthyosaur (home of a ghost town and a fossil site) and Cathedral Gorge.

Over-the-top resorts, world-class entertainment and plenty of ways to try your luck: Las Vegas needs no introduction. But explore another side of the region: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon are just some of the territory’s gems.

This territory comprises the entire state. Nevada is home to the Washoe, Northern Paiute, Western Shoshone and Southern Paiute tribes. Sites of cultural significance can be found throughout, from Pyramid Lake in the north to ancient petroglyphs in Grapevine Canyon in the south.

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Cowboy Country

Rodeo is big here, with the Ranch Hand Rodeo every spring in Winnemucca and the Silver State Stampede every summer in Elko. Western culture also is celebrated at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering every winter in Elko. Cowboy Country also is home to the Black Rock Desert, home of the annual Burning Man festival in September, and open for exploration at other times of the year. Beyond our western heritage and Burning Man, in Cowboy Country you can proclaim your eternal love in Lovelock (it’s as easy as locking an engraved lock onto a chain at the Pershing County Courthouse); watch the annual Human Powered Speed Challenge, held every fall; and trek through breathtaking Lamoille Canyon, where you can ski, fish, horseback ride, backcountry heli-ski and more. Visit CowboyCountry.org for more information on events, things to do and more.

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About 120 miles (194 km) northeast of Reno, the Black Rock Desert playa is part of the larger Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, which includes 120 miles (194 km) of emigrant trails, natural hot springs, and High Rock Canyon. Visit BLM.gov and look under the “Visit” menu for the BLM’s webpage on the Black Rock Desert NCA, or visit Friends of Black Rock High Rock, BlackRockDesert.org.

Next to the county courthouse in Lovelock is Lovers Lock Plaza, where you can declare your eternal love by hanging engraved locks onto the plaza’s chain fences. If that’s not adventure enough, head off road to Lovelock Cave, a former archaeological site about 20 miles (32 km) south of Lovelock. The cave was used by indigenous people between about 2,000 B.C. and 1,000 A.D. Today, you can visit the site, and take a short (half-mile) interpretive hike to the cave.

For an itinerary that incorporates the Black Rock Desert, see pages 22-24.

Elko Ranching and cowboying traditions are reflected in downtown Elko at the Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, the Western Folklife Center (home of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering), and J.M. Capriola, a saddle shop and western gear store dating back to 1929, plus the nearby Northeastern Nevada Museum and the California Trail Interpretive Center. Hungry? Grab dinner at The Star Hotel, a Basque restaurant dating back to 1910.

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Ruby Mountains & Lamoille Canyon Hiking, fishing and horseback riding are among the popular activities here in the Rubies, east of Elko. In the winter, outfitter Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing (HelicopterSkiing.com) offers an unforgettable experience in pristine powder. Lamoille Canyon, a glacier-cut canyon in the heart of the Rubies, offers spectacular fall colors and spring waterfalls. See it from the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway.

Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 775-635-8245 BattleMountainChamber.com City of Carlin 775-754-6354 CityofCarlin.com Elko Convention & Visitors Authority 775-738-4091 ExploreElko.com Jackpot Recreation & Visitor Center 775-755-2653 Jackpot-Nevada.net Community of Jarbidge Jarbidge.org Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority (Austin, Battle Mountain, Kingston)

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36ᵒF • 14ᵒF

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Lovelock/Pershing County Chamber of Commerce 775-273-7213 LoversLock.com Wells Chamber of Commerce 775-752-3540 WellsNevada.com West Wendover Tourism & Convention Bureau 866-299-2489 WestWendoverCity.com Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority 800-962-2638 Winnemucca.com

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LISTINGS

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ACCOMMODATIONS BATTLE MOUNTAIN Battle Mountain Inn & Suites $-$$ • 70 Rooms 650 W. Front St. Battle Mountain, NV 89820 775-635-5200 battlemtninn.com

Americas Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino $$-$$$ • 150 Rooms 2050 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-621-1332 goldcountryinnelko.com

Best Western Elko Inn $$$ • 108 Rooms 1930 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-8787 bestwestern.com

Big Chief Motel $ • 54 Rooms 434 W. Front St. Battle Mountain, NV 89820 775-635-2416 bigchiefmotelbmnv.com

Budget Inn $$ • 60 Rooms 1349 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-7000

Super 8 — Battle Mountain $$ • 54 Rooms 825 Super 8 Dr. Battle Mountain, NV 89820 800-800-8000 super8.com

Centre Motel $-$$ • 22 Rooms 475 Third St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-3226

CARLIN Carlin Inn $$ • 61 Rooms 1018 Fir St. Carlin, NV 89822 775-754-6110

Comfort Inn Elko $$-$$$ • 52 Rooms 2970 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-424-6423 comfortinn.com

Cavalier Motel $ • 18 Rooms 1003 Chestnut St. Carlin, NV 89822 775-754-6311

Days Inn $-$$ • 32 Rooms 1500 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-329-7466 daysinn.com

DENIO Denio Junction Motel $-$$ • 10 Rooms 6505 SR 140 North Denio, NV 89404 775-941-0171 deniojunction.com

Economy Inn $-$$ • 18 Rooms 411 10th St. Elko, NV 89801 800-565-3286 economyinnelko.com

ELKO American Inn $-$$ • 19 Rooms 500 W. Oak St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-7269 americaninnelkonevada.us

Elko Inn Express $$ • 49 Rooms 837 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-7261 elkoinnexpress.com

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Elko Motel $-$$ • 32 Rooms 1243 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-4433

Mid Town Motel $-$$ • 24 Rooms 294 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-3515

Esquire Inn $-$$ • 20 Rooms 505 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-822-7473 motelinelkonv.com

Motel 6 $-$$ • 122 Rooms 3021 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Hampton Inn Elko $$-$$$ • 80 Rooms 674 Cimarron Way Elko, NV 89801 775-777-8181 hamptoninn.com

High Desert Inn $-$$ • 171 Rooms 3015 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 888-394-8303 playelko.com

Hilton Garden Inn $$$ • 84 Rooms 3650 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-445-8667 hiltongardeninn.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites $$$ • 77 Rooms 3019 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-465-4329 hiexpress.com

Holiday Motel $-$$ • 17 Rooms 1276 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-7187

Ledgestone Hotel $$$ • 84 Rooms 2585 E. Jennings Way Elko, NV 89801 775-738-2200 ledgestonehotel.com

Manor Motor Lodge $-$$ • 24 Rooms 185 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-3311

Oak Tree Inn $$ • 120 Rooms 95 Spruce Rd. Elko, NV 89801 888-456-8733 • oaktreeinn.com

Quality Inn & Suites Elko $-$$$ • 60 Rooms 3320 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-424-6423 qualityinnelko.com

Ramada at Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino $-$$ • 141 Rooms 340 Commercial St. Elko, NV 89801 800-648-2345 northernstarcasinos.com/ramadaelko-hotel-and-casino

Red Lion Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 222 Rooms 2065 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-545-0044 • playelko.com

Rodeway Inn $-$$$ • 27 Rooms 736 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-424-6423 choicehotels.com

Scottish Inns Elko $-$$ • 33 Rooms 650 W. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-8081 scottishinnselkonv.com

Shilo Inn Suites $$-$$$ • 70 Rooms 2401 Mountain City Hwy. Elko, NV 89801 800-222-2244 shiloinns.com


Stampede Motel $ • 18 Rooms 129 W. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-8471

JACKPOT Barton’s Club 93 Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 102 Rooms 1002 U.S. Hwy. 93 Jackpot, NV 89825 800-258-2937 • bartonsclub93.com

Super 8 Motel $$ • 72 Rooms 1755 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-800-8000 • super8.com

Cactus Petes Resort Casino $$-$$$$ • 296 Rooms 1385 U.S. Hwy. 93 Jackpot, NV 89825 800-821-1103 • cactuspetes.com

Thunderbird Motel $$ • 70 Rooms 345 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-7115 • thunderbirdmotels.com

Four Jacks Hotel Casino $-$$$ • 60 Rooms 1702 U.S. Hwy. 93 Jackpot, NV 89825 800-251-6313 • fourjackshotel.com

TownePlace by Marriott $$$-$$$$ • 84 Rooms 2625 E. Jennings Way Elko, NV 89801 775-738-9900 • marriott.com/ekots

Horseshu Hotel Casino $$-$$$ • 120 Rooms 1220 U.S. Hwy. 93 Jackpot, NV 89825 800-821-1103 • cactuspetes.com

Travelers Motel $-$$ • 14 Rooms 1181 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-4048 • travelersmotelelko.com

West Star Resort $-$$$ • 76 Rooms 1800 Poker St. Jackpot, NV 89825 800-665-0643 • weststarresort.com

Travelodge Elko $$ • 64 Rooms 1785 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-578-7878 • travelodge.com

JARBIDGE Outdoor Inn Motel (May-Nov. only) $$ • 10 Rooms Main Street Jarbidge, NV 89826 775-488-2311

Western Inn $ • 48 Rooms 132 3rd St. Elko, NV 89801 775-753-4977

GERLACH Bruno’s Country Club & Motel $$ • 42 Rooms 445 Main St. Gerlach, NV 89412 775-557-2220

LAMOILLE Hotel Lamoille $$ • 3 Rooms 925 Lamoille Hwy. Lamoille, NV 89828 775-753-6871

LOVELOCK C Punch Ranch Inn & Casino $-$$ • 75 Rooms 1420 Cornell Ave. Lovelock, NV 89419 888-234-6835 • cpunchinnandcasino.com

Iveson Ranch $-$$ • 3 Rooms 26 miles (41.8 km) north of Gerlach on SR 34 Gerlach, NV 89412 775-557-2804 • ivesonranch.com

Cadillac Inn $ • 13 Rooms 1395 Cornell Ave. Lovelock, NV 89419 775-273-2798

Soldier Meadows Ranch & Lodge $-$$$ • 13 Rooms Mile 50, Soldier Meadows Rd. Gerlach, NV 89412 775-849-1666

Royal Inn Suites $-$$ • 29 Rooms 1435 Cornell Ave. Lovelock, NV 89419 775-273-2500

Super 10 Motel $ • 10 Rooms 1390 Cornell Ave. Lovelock, NV 89419 775-273-0703 super10lovelock.com

Super 8 Motel $-$$ • 56 Rooms 930 6th St. Wells, NV 89835 800-800-8000 • super8.com

MCDERMITT Diamond A Motel $-$$ • 11 Rooms 140 U.S. Hwy. 95 McDermitt, NV 89421 775-532-8551 • diamondamotel.com

WEST WENDOVER Montego Bay Casino & Resort $$-$$$$$ • 552 Rooms 100 Wendover Blvd. West Wendover, NV 89883 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com

McDermitt Motel $-$$ • 21 Rooms 55 U.S. Hwy. 95 N. McDermitt, NV 89421 775-532-8588

Peppermill Hotel Casino $-$$$ • 382 Rooms 680 Wendover Blvd. West Wendover, NV 89883 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com

MOUNTAIN CITY Chambers’ Motel $ • 6 Rooms 422 Davidson St. Mountain City, NV 89831 775-763-6626

Rainbow Hotel Casino $-$$$ • 429 Rooms 1045 W. Wendover Blvd. West Wendover, NV 89883 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com

Mountain City Motel Restaurant & Bar $-$$ • 10 Rooms 525 Davidson St. Mountain City, NV 89831 775-763-6617

Red Garter Hotel & Casino $-$$ • 170 Rooms 1225 W. Wendover Blvd. West Wendover, NV 89883 800-982-2111 wendoverresorts.com

VALMY Valmy Station $ • 6 Rooms Exit 216, I-80 East Valmy, NV 89438 775-635-5511

Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino $-$$$$ • 500 Rooms 101 Wendover Blvd. West Wendover, NV 89883 800-848-7300 wendovernugget.com

WELLS Lone Star Motel $ • 10 Rooms 676 6th St. Wells, NV 89835 775-752-3632

WINNEMUCCA Best Western — Gold Country Inn $$-$$$ • 71 Rooms 921 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-346-5306 • bestwestern.com

Motel 6 $-$$ • 99 Rooms 1561 6th St. Wells, NV 89835 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Budget Inn $ • 16 Rooms 251 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2394

Rest Inn Suites $-$$ • 56 Rooms 1509 E. 6th St. Wells, NV 89835 800-935-5768 restinnsuitesmotel.net

Candlewood Suites $$-$$$ • 83 Rooms 460 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2700 candlewoodsuites.com

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Cozy Motel $ • 16 Rooms 410 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2615

Days Inn Winnemucca $$-$$$ • 50 Rooms 511 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-3661 • daysinn.com

Economy Inn $$ • 29 Rooms 635 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-5281

Frontier Motel $ • 19 Rooms 410 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2915

Holiday Inn Express $$$ • 72 Rooms 1987 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-465-4329 • hiexpress.com

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Holiday Motel Winnemucca $$-$$$ • 40 Rooms 670 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-262-8901 holidaymotelwin.com

Park Motel $ • 14 Rooms 740 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2810

Pyrenees Motel $-$$ • 46 Rooms 714 W.Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-1116

Quality Inn Winnemucca Model T Casino $$ • 73 Rooms 1130 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 800-645-5658 modelt.com

Regency Inn $-$$ • 22 Rooms 705 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-4898

Santa Fe Inn $$ • 73 Rooms 1620 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-1119 santafeinnwinnemucca.com

Scott Shady Court $-$$ • 70 Rooms 400 1st St. Winnemucca, NV 89446 775-623-3646 scottshadycourt.com

Scottish Inn $$ • 23 Rooms 333 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-3703

Super 8 Motel $$-$$$ • 50 Rooms 1157 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-800-8000 • super8.com

Town House Motel $$ • 19 Rooms 375 Monroe St. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-243-3620 townhouse-motel.com

Val-U Motel $$-$$$ • 72 Rooms 125 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-5248 valumotelwinnemucca.com

Winnemucca Inn $$$-$$$ • 105 Rooms 741 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-633-6435 winnemuccainn.com

Winners Inn Casino $$ • 121 Rooms 185 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800-648-4770 winnersinn.com


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RV PARKS BATTLE MOUNTAIN Clark RV Park 82 Sites 625 W. Humboldt Battle Mountain, NV 89820 775-635-9600

Colt Broadway Flying J Truck Stop 96 Sites 654 W. Front St. Battle Mountain, NV 89820 775-635-5424 broadwaygroup.com

ELKO Americas Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino 26 Sites 2050 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-621-1332 goldcountryinnelko.com

JACKPOT

Double Dice RV Park 140 Sites 3730 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 888-738-3423 doubledicervpark.com

Spanish Gardens RV Park

Cactus Petes Saguaro RV Park 91 Sites 1385 U.S. Hwy. 93 Jackpot, NV 89825 775-755-6595 ameristarcasinos.com

38 Sites 1930 Gurley Dr. Jackpot, NV 89825 775-755-2333

PARADISE VALLEY Paradise Valley Community RV Park 10 Sites 60 S. Main St. Paradise Valley, NV 89426 775-578-3531 paradisevalleynv.com

WELLS Angel Lake RV Park 48 Sites 124 S. Humboldt Ave. Wells, NV 89835 775-752-2745 angellakerv.com

JARBIDGE Elko RV Park at Ryndon 130 Sites 507 Scott Rd. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-3448 elkorvparkatryndon.biz

CARLIN Desert Gold RV Park 47 Sites 801 Poplar St. Carlin, NV 89822 775-754-2699

Iron Horse RV Resort 107 Sites 3400 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 800-782-3556 ironhorservresort.com

DENIO Denio Junction 30 Sites 55150 Denio Hwy. 140 Denio, NV 89404 775-941-0171

Main St. Jarbidge, NV 89826 775-488-2311

Crossroads RV Park 22 Sites 704 6th St. Wells, NV 89835 775-752-3012 crossroadsrvpark.us

Lazy K Campground & RV Park 50 Sites 1550 Cornell Ave. Lovelock, NV 89419 775-273-0577

Mountain Shadows RV Park 38 Sites 807 Humboldt Ave. Wells, NV 89835 775-752-3525 mtnshadowsrvpark.com

MCDERMITT Mitchell’s Stateline RV Park Valley View RV Park 75 Sites 600 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-753-9200

Royal Peacock RV Park (Seasonal) 17 Sites Virgin Valley Rd. #10 Denio, NV 89404 775-941-0374 (summer) 775-222-3295 (winter) royalpeacock.com

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15 Sites 4112 Stateline Dr. McDermitt, NV 89421 514-522-8133

MILL CITY GERLACH Iveson Ranch 3 Sites 2001 SR 34 Gerlach, NV 89412 775-557-2804 • ivesonranch.com

KEY: RV PARKS

Star Point Trading Post & RV Park 33 Sites 150 Nevada SR 400 Mill City, NV 89418 775-528-7677 starpointtradingpost.com

MOUNTAIN CITY = Pull Thru •

= Drinking Water •

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= Pets Allowed •

= Store Onsite •

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Silver Sage RV Park 43 Sites 371 13th St. Carlin, NV 89822 775-754-6889

= Showers •

Outdoor Inn RV Park

= Propane •

= Swimming •

= Gasoline

= Laundry Facilities = Tent Camping Available = Wi-Fi Available

9 Sites 225 Davidson St. (NV 51) Mountain City, NV 89831 775-763-6680

Welcome Station RV Park 21 Sites I-80, exit 343 Wells, NV 89835 775-752-2736

WEST WENDOVER West Wendover KOA 154 Sites 651 N. Camper Dr. West Wendover, NV 89883 775-664-3221 • koa.com

WINNEMUCCA Hi-Desert RV Park 137 Sites 5575 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-4513 • hidesertrv.net


BED & BREAKFASTS

Model T RV Park 58 Sites 1130 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2588 modelt.com

GERLACH Soldier Meadows Ranch & Lodge $-$$$ • 13 Rooms 2 Shared Baths 2 Private Baths Mile 50, Soldier Meadows Road Gerlach, NV 89412 775-849-1666

New Frontier RV Park 89 Sites 5255 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-4458 newfrontierrvpark.com

UNIONVILLE Old Pioneer Garden Country Inn $$$ • 7 Rooms 2 Shared Baths 4 Private Baths 2805 Unionville Rd. Unionville, NV 89418 775-538-7585 • oldpioneergarden.com

Westerner Trailer Lodge 20 Sites 800 E. Fourth St. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-2907

Ruby Marshes

Photo by Katrina Olson

KEY: BED & BREAKFAST = Breakfast • = Pets Allowed •

= Lunch •

= Dinner •

= Phones in Room

= Restaurants Nearby

Lamoille Presbyterian Church Photo by Jared Russell

Trout Creek in the Jackson Range Photo by Melinda Cowan

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Reno-Tahoe Territory From the urban culture of Reno’s downtown and MidTown districts to the recreational opportunities around Lake Tahoe, Reno-Tahoe Territory offers a diverse experience. Visit Virginia City and walk the wooden boardwalks past shops and restaurants housed in 19th-century buildings. Carson City, the state capital, is home to the Nevada State Museum, the Nevada State Railroad Museum and the Stewart Indian School. Head to the Carson Valley — consisting of the communities of Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa and Topaz Lake — for fishing, hiking, off-road trails and other recreation. Easily accessed via Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Interstate 80 or U.S. 395, RenoTahoe Territory serves up an assortment of things to do and see. Visit RenoTahoe.com to view an interactive map, explore destinations and more. W h it n e y Peak Ho te l, Reno

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Reno Downtown & MidTown Downtown Reno offers a mix of art, upscale dining, recreation and more. Attractions include the Nevada Museum of Art, The Discovery science museum, the National Automobile Museum, Truckee River Whitewater Park and BaseCamp climbing center, with a 164-foot outdoor climbing wall on the side of the Whitney Peak Hotel. Just south of downtown Reno is the emerging MidTown District, with quirky shops, restaurants, and craft breweries.

Carson City Nevada’s capital city (about 30 miles/48 km south of Reno) is home to two state museums (more on pages 60-61), and the state Capitol building is open for tours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Visitors may also walk the Blue Line Trail for a self-guided tour through the city’s historic district or ride the V&T Railway from Carson City to Virginia City.

For an itinerary incorporating some of the MidTown hot spots, see the Burner Byway, pages 22-24.

Lake Tahoe

Virginia City

The largest alpine lake in North America sits in the Sierra Nevada range, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Reno. Surrounded by evergreen forests and snow-capped mountains, Lake Tahoe draws visitors for bicycling, hiking and water sports in summer, and skiing, boarding and snowshoeing in winter.

The Old West lives on in this former mining boomtown about 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Reno. Founded in 1860, Virginia City was home to thousands — including author Mark Twain — in the late 19th century. Today, the community still sports the Victorian-era buildings once used by silver barons and miners. Walk the wooden boardwalks, tour the haunted Washoe Club, visit one of the many museums or ride the old Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Plan your visit to coincide with one on the town’s many unique events, such as International Camel & Ostrich Races.

For a Lake Tahoe itinerary, see pages 26.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (HIGH/LOW) CARSON CITY

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January

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46ᵒF • 22ᵒF

40ᵒF • 24ᵒF

April

63ᵒF• 34ᵒF

64ᵒF • 38ᵒF

47ᵒF • 28ᵒF

July

90ᵒF • 52ᵒF

92ᵒF • 58ᵒF

74ᵒF • 50ᵒF

October

68ᵒF • 35ᵒF

69ᵒF • 39ᵒF

56ᵒF • 36ᵒF

RESOURCES RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY RenoTahoe.com Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 775-687-7410 VisitCarsonCity.com Carson Valley Visitors Authority 800-727-7677 VisitCarsonValley.org Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (South Lake Tahoe) 775-588-4591 TahoeSouth.com North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau 888-434-1262 GoTahoeNorth.com Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority VisitRenoTahoe.com Ski Lake Tahoe SkiLakeTahoe.com Virginia City Tourism Commission 800-718-7587 VisitVirginiaCityNV.com

DISTANCES CARSON CITY

35 min

CARSON CITY LAKE TAHOE (STATELINE) LAS VEGAS

LAKE TAHOE (STATELINE) 25 miles/40 km

35 min 7 hrs

37 min

RENO

32 miles/52 km

TOPAZ LAKE

38 miles/61 km

51 min

7 hrs

435 miles/700 km

7.25 hrs

25 miles/40 km

435 miles/700 km

LAS VEGAS

443 miles/713 km

7.25 hrs

1.25 hrs 1 hr

39 miles/62 km

37 min

32 miles/52 km

1.25 hrs

59 miles/95 km

7 hrs

443 miles/713 km 59 miles/95 km

RENO

448 miles/721 km

7 hrs

6.5 hrs

51 min

38 miles/61 km

1 hr

39 miles/62 km

6.5 hrs

397 miles/639 km

1.5 hrs

448 miles/721 km 397 miles/639 km

TOPAZ LAKE

72 miles/115 km

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LISTINGS

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ACCOMMODATIONS CARSON CITY Americas Best Value Inn $-$$$ • 58 Rooms 2731 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 888-231-6326 americasbestvalueinn.com

Hardman House $$-$$$ • 62 Rooms 917 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-626-0793 hardmanhousehotel.com

Carson Inn $-$$$ • 62 Rooms 1930 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-461-3274

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carson City $$-$$$ • 85 Rooms 4055 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89706 800-439-4745 • hiexpress.com

Carson Tahoe Hotel $-$$ • 78 Rooms 800 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-338-7760 • ccnugget.com

Mill House Inn $-$$ • 24 Rooms 3251 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-882-2715

Courtyard by Marriott Carson City $$$ • 100 Rooms 3870 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-887-9900 marriott.com/RNOCC

Days Inn $$ • 81 Rooms 3103 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 877-231-1574 • daysinn.com

Motel 6 $-$$ • 82 Rooms 2749 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Nugget Hotel $-$$ • 110 Rooms 651 N. Stewart St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-933-5715 • thenuggethotel.com

Frontier Motel $-$$ • 56 Rooms 1718 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-882-1377

Plaza Hotel & Conference Center $$-$$$ • 168 Rooms 801 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 888-227-1499 • carsoncityplaza.com

Gold Dust West Casino Hotel & Good Sam RV Park $$-$$$ • 142 Rooms 2171 E. William St. Carson City, NV 89701 877-519-5567 • gdwcasino.com

Rodeway Inn Trailside Inn $-$$ • 67 Rooms 1300 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-883-7300 • choicehotels.com

Hampton Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 85 Rooms 10 Hospitality Way Carson City, NV 89706 800-426-7866 carsoncitysuites.hamptoninn.com

Roundhouse Inn $-$$ • 39 Rooms 1400 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-882-3446

KEY: ACCOMMODATIONS = Wi-Fi Available • = Restaurant Onsite • = Pool Facilities •

= No Smoking •

= Continental Breakfast

= Pets Allowed •

= Gaming Available

= Fitness Facilities

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Super 8 Motel $$ • 63 Rooms 2829 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-800-8000 • super8.com

Wyndham Garden Carson City Max Casino $$ • 91 Rooms 900 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-501-2929 wyndham.com

GARDNERVILLE Best Western Topaz Lake Inn $$-$$$ • 30 Rooms 3410 Sandy Bowers Ave. Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-385-2399 bestwestern.com/topazlakeinn

Historian Inn $$-$$$ • 34 Rooms 1427 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. Gardnerville, NV 89410 877-783-9910 historianinn.com

Sierra Motel $-$$ • 19 Rooms 1501 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-682-5857 sierramotel.net

Topaz Lodge & Casino Super 8 $-$$$ • 95 Rooms 1979 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-536-9326 • topazlodge.com

Village Motel $-$$ • 17 Rooms 1383 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2624

Westerner Motel $-$$ • 25 Rooms 1353 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-782-3602

GENOA 1862 David Walley’s Resort $$-$$$$ • 211 Rooms 2001 Foothill Rd. Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8155 davidwalleys-resort.com

Genoa Country Inn $$-$$$ • 11 Rooms 2292 Main St. Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-4500 genoacountryinn.com

LAKE TAHOE NORTH The Border House at Crystal Bay Casino $$$-$$$$$ • 9 Rooms 24 Stateline Rd. Crystal Bay, NV 89402 775-831-0512• crystalbaycasino.com

Club Tahoe Resort $$$-$$$$ • 92 Rooms 914 Northwood Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89450 800-527-5154 • clubtahoe.com

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino $$$-$$$$$ • 422 Rooms 111 Country Club Dr. Incline Village, NV 89451 888-233-1234 laketahoe.regency.hyatt.com

Parkside Inn at Incline $$-$$$ • 38 Rooms 1003 Tahoe Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451 800-824-6391 • innatincline.com

Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino $-$$ • 92 Rooms 5 Nevada SR 28 Crystal Bay, NV 89402 800-245-8667 • tahoebiltmore.com

LAKE TAHOE SOUTH Doc’s Cottages $-$$ • 8 Rooms 151 Stateline Ave. Stateline, NV 89449 775-588-2264 • docscottages.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe $$-$$$$$ • 532 Rooms 50 U.S. Hwy. 50 Stateline, NV 89449 844-588-7625 hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel Casino $$-$$$$$ • 532 Rooms 15 U.S. Hwy. 50 Stateline, NV 89449 800-427-7247 • harrahstahoe.com


Greatness is born from a clash of opposites. Like Reno Tahoe, where America’s largest alpine lake collides with the Biggest Little City in the World. Here, you can make it big, make it loud, make it beautiful or unbelievable. Make it whatever you want, just make it happen in Reno Tahoe.


LISTINGS

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Harveys Resort Casino $$-$$$$$ • 740 Rooms 18 U.S. Hwy. 50 Stateline, NV 89449 800-427-7247 • harveystahoe.com

Lake Tahoe Accommodations $$$-$$$$$ • 300 Rooms 2048 Dunlap Dr. #4 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 800-544-3234 • tahoeaccommodations.com

Lakeside Inn & Casino $$-$$$$ • 124 Rooms 168 U.S. Hwy. 50 Stateline, NV 89449 800-624-7980 • lakesideinn.com

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe $$$$$ • 154 Rooms 100 Lake Pkwy. Lake Tahoe, NV 89449 775-588-2787 • edgewoodtahoe.com

The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing $$-$$$ • 63 Rooms 133 Deer Run Ct. Stateline, NV 89449 775-588-6247 • thelodgeatkc.com

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa $$-$$$$ • 437 Rooms 55 U.S. Hwy. 50 Stateline, NV 89449 800-648-3353 • montbleuresort.com

Perennial Vacation Club-Eagles Nest $$-$$$ • 60 Rooms 472 Needle Peak Rd. Stateline, NV 89449 775-588-2275 • perennialvacationclub.com

Pine Cone Resort $-$$$$$ • 60 Rooms 601 U.S. Hwy.50 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 855-833-7252 • pineconeresort.com

The Ridge Resorts $$$-$$$$$ • 302 Rooms 400 Ridge Club Dr. Stateline, NV 89449 800-334-1600 • ridgetahoeresort.com

Tahoe Summit Village $$-$$$ • 60 Rooms 750 Wells Fargo Ln. Stateline, NV 89449 775-588-8571 • tahoesummitvillage.com

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Zephyr Cove Resort $$$-$$$$$ • 5 Rooms/29 Cabins 760 U.S. Hwy. 50 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 800-238-2463 zephyrcove.com

MINDEN Carson Valley Inn Hotel Casino RV Resort $$-$$$ • 149 Rooms 1627 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. Minden, NV 89423 800-321-6983 carsonvalleyinn.com

Carson Valley Motor Lodge $$ • 74 Rooms 1627 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. Minden, NV 89423 800-321-6983 carsonvalleyinn.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites $$-$$$ • 81 Rooms 1659 Nevada SR 88 Minden, NV 89423 800-439-4745 hiexpress.com

Holiday Lodge $-$$ • 20 Rooms 1591 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. Minden, NV 89423 800-266-2289 holidaylodgecasino.com

Quality Inn & Suites $$ • 83 Rooms 1795 Ironwood Dr. Minden, NV 89423 866-441-1234 qualityinn.com

RENO America’s Best Travel Inn $-$$ • 97 Rooms 666 N. Wells Ave. Reno, NV 89512 775-329-3125 americasbestravelinn.wixsite.com/ americasbestravelinn

Atlantis Resort Spa Casino $$-$$$$$ • 824 Rooms 3800 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 800-723-6500 atlantiscasino.com

Baymont Inn & Suites $-$$$ • 114 Rooms 2050-B Market St. Reno, NV 89502 866-473-6668 baymontinns.com

Eldorado Resort Casino Reno $-$$$$$ • 814 Rooms 345 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501 800-879-8879 eldoradoreno.com

Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel $$-$$$$ • 270 Rooms 1981 Terminal Way Reno, NV 89502 800-648-3525 bestwesternnevada.com

Extended Stay America $$-$$$ • 104 Rooms 9795 Gateway Dr. Reno, NV 89521 800-804-3724 extendedstayamerica.com

Boomtown Hotel & Casino $-$$$$ • 318 Rooms 2100 Garson Rd. Verdi, NV 89439 800-648-3790 boomtownreno.com

Grand Sierra Resort & Casino $-$$$$ • 1,990 Rooms 2500 E. Second St. Reno, NV 89595 800-501-2651 grandsierraresort.com

Circus Circus Reno $-$$$ • 1,572 Rooms 500 N. Sierra St. Reno, NV 89503 800-648-5010 circusreno.com

Hampton Inn & Suites South Reno $$-$$$ • 85 Rooms 10599 Professional Cir. Reno, NV 89511 800-426-7866 hamptoninnreno.com

Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport $$-$$$ • 59 Rooms 1250 E. Plumb Ln. Reno, NV 89502 866-848-4450 comfortinn.com

Harrah’s Reno $-$$$$ • 928 Rooms 219 N. Center St. Reno, NV 89501 800-427-7247 harrahsreno.com

Courtyard By Marriott $$-$$$$ • 117 Rooms 6855 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89511 888-236-2427 • marriott.com

Hilton Garden Inn Reno $$-$$$ • 135 Rooms 9920 Double R Blvd. Reno, NV 89521 877-782-9444 hiltongardeninn.com

Courtyard By Marriott Reno Downtown/Riverfront $$-$$$$ • 135 Rooms 1 Ballpark Ln. Reno, NV 89501 888-236-2427 courtyardrenodowntown.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites $$$ • 98 Rooms 2375 Market St. Reno, NV 89502 800-315-2621 • hiexpress.com

Days Inn Reno $-$$$ • 138 Rooms 701 E. Seventh St. Reno, NV 89512 800-225-3297 • daysinn.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton $$$-$$$$ • 97 Rooms 5450 Kietzke Ln. Reno, NV 89511 775-853-7100 homewoodsuites.com

Econo Lodge $$-$$$ • 103 Rooms 1885 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 775-329-1001 choicehotels.com

Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport $$-$$$ • 127 Rooms 1790 E. Plumb Ln. Reno, NV 89502 888-492-8847 renotahoeairport.place.hyatt.com


While certain other places in Nevada are just winding down around 6 am, JT Humphrey is rolling out. In tow are photographers, biologists and a truckload of the terminally curious who feel a day encountering eagles, mustangs and petroglyphs trumps a full house and the joy of bingo. Until later tonight, that is. Such is the pace of Carson Valley, where life is served comfortably raw. La Quinta Inn $-$$$ • 130 Rooms 4001 Market St. Reno, NV 89502 800-753-3757 • laquintareno.com

Motel 6 — Reno West $-$$ • 123 Rooms 1400 Stardust St. Reno, NV 89503 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel $$-$$$$ • 214 Rooms 1 S. Lake St. Reno, NV 89501 775-682-3900 • marriott.com

Legacy Vacation Club $$-$$$ • 93 Rooms 140 Court St. Reno, NV 89501 866-507-1429 • legacyvacationclub.com

Peppermill Resort Casino $$-$$$$$ • 1,623 Rooms 2707 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 866-821-9996 • peppermillreno.com

Residence Inn by Marriott $$$-$$$$ • 120 Rooms 9845 Gateway Dr. Reno, NV 89521 800-331-8131 • marriott.com

Meadow Wood Courtyard Super 8 $-$$$ • 154 Rooms 5851 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 775-829-4600 meadowwoodcourtyard.com

Plaza Resort Club $$$-$$$$ • 103 Rooms 121 West St. Reno, NV 89501 800-628-5974 • plazaresortclub.com

Sands Regency Casino Hotel $-$$$ • 833 Rooms 345 N. Arlington Ave. Reno, NV 89501 866-386-7829 • sandsregency.com

Motel 6 — Reno Livestock Events Center $$ • 141 Rooms 866 N. Wells Ave. Reno, NV 89512 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Quality Inn & Suites $$-$$$$ • 90 Rooms 2050 Market St. Reno, NV 89502 877-539-7070 • choicehotels.com

Seasons Inn $-$$$ • 55 Rooms 495 West St. Reno, NV 89503 800-322-8588 • seasonsinn.com

Motel 6 — Reno Virginia Plumb $$ • 115 Rooms 1901 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Ramada Reno Hotel & Casino $-$$ • 281 Rooms 1000 E. Sixth St. Reno, NV 89512 800-272-6232 • ramadareno.com

Silver Legacy Resort Casino $$-$$$$$ • 1,711 Rooms 407 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501 800-687-8733 • silverlegacy.com

Staybridge Suites $$$ • 94 Rooms 10559 Professional Cir. Reno, NV 89511 877-228-8889 • staybridgesuites.com University Inn $-$$$ • 67 Rooms 1651 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89503 775-329-3464 • universityinn.com

Vagabond Inn $-$$$ • 130 Rooms 3131 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 800-522-1555 • vagabondinn.com

Whitney Peak Hotel $$-$$$$ • 157 Rooms 255 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501 888-776-9551 whitneypeakhotel.com

SPARKS Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott $$$ • 88 Rooms 2085 Brierley Way Sparks, NV 89434 800-228-2800 • marriott.com

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Holiday Inn Reno Sparks $$-$$$ • 220 Rooms 55 E. Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV 89431 800-315-2621 holidayinn.com

Silverland Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 67 Rooms 100 E St. Virginia City, NV 89440 888-859-4119 • silverlandusa.com

Sugarloaf Mountain Motel & Market $$-$$$ • 12 Rooms 430 S. C St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0551 sugarloafmountain-motel.com

Motel 6 Sparks $ • 95 Rooms 2405 Victorian Ave. Sparks, NV 89431 800-466-8356 • motel6.com Nugget Casino Resort $-$$$$ • 1,382 Rooms 1100 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV 89431 800-843-2427 nuggetcasinoresort.com

Tahoe House Hotel $$-$$$ • 15 Rooms 162 C St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-5264 tahoehousehotel.com

Sunrise Motel $-$$$ • 20 Rooms 210 Victorian Ave. Sparks, NV 89431 775-358-7010

Virginia City Inn $$-$$$ • 14 Rooms 675 S. C St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0282 virginiacityinn.com

Super 8 Motel Sparks $$-$$$ • 71 Rooms 1900 E. Greg St. Sparks, NV 89431 800-948-8443 • super8.com

RV PARKS

Western Village Inn & Casino $-$$$ • 147 Rooms 815 Nichols Blvd. Sparks, NV 89434 800-648-1170 westernvillagesparks.com

CARSON CITY Camp-N-Town 157 Sites 2438 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 800-872-1123

VIRGINIA CITY Comstock Lodge $$ • 14 Rooms 875 S. C St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0233

Comstock Country RV Resort 151 Sites 5400 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-882-2445 comstockrv.com

Gold Hill Hotel $-$$$ •16 Rooms 1540 S. Main St. Gold Hill, NV 89440 775-847-0111 goldhillhotel.net Silver Queen Hotel $-$$$ • 28 Rooms 28 N. C St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0440 • silverqueenhotel.net

Gold Dust West RV Park 47 Sites 2171 U.S. Hwy. 50 E. Carson City, NV 89701 877-519-5567 gdwcasino.com

GARDNERVILLE Topaz Lake Recreation Area 70 Sites 3700 Topaz Park Rd. Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-266-3343 • douglascountynv.gov

Topaz Lodge Casino & RV Park 59 Sites 1979 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-962-0732 • topazlodge.com

LAKE TAHOE SOUTH Zephyr Cove Resort 93 Sites 760 U.S. Hwy. 50 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 800-238-2463 • zephyrcove.com

MINDEN Carson Valley Inn RV Resort 59 Sites 1639 U.S. Hwy. 395 Minden, NV 89423 800-321-6983 • carsonvalleyinn.com

Silver City RV Park Resort 206 Sites 3195 U.S. Hwy. 395 Minden, NV 89423 800-997-6393 silvercityrvresort.com

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= Pull Thru •

= Handicap Access •

= Drinking Water •

= Dump Station •

= Pets Allowed •

= Store Onsite •

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= Swimming •

= Gasoline

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KOA RV Park at Boomtown 201 Sites 2100 Garson Rd. Verdi, NV 89439 888-562-5698 • koa.com

Panther Valley RV Park 112 Sites 600 Newport Ln. Reno, NV 89506 775-323-1447 • pvrvp.com

Reno RV Park 46 Sites 735 Mill St. Reno, NV 89502 800-445-3381 • renorvpark.com

Rivers Edge RV Park 164 Sites 1405 S. Rock Blvd. Sparks, NV 89431 800-621-4792

River West Resort 28 Sites 300 W. Second St. Reno, NV 89503 800-638-2281 • riverwestresort.com

RENO/SPARKS Bonanza Terrace RV Park 79 Sites 4800 Stoltz Rd. Reno, NV 89506 775-329-9624 bonanzaterracervp.com

Shamrock RV Park 121 Sites 260 Parr Blvd. Reno, NV 89512 800-322-8248 • shamrockrv.com

Bordertown RV Casino & Resort 50 Sites 19575 U.S. Hwy. 395 Reno, NV 89508 800-218-9339 bordertowncasinorv.com

Silver Sage RV Park 43 Sites 2760 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 888-823-2002

Gold Ranch Casino & RV Resort 105 Sites 350 Gold Ranch Rd. Verdi, NV 89439 877-914-6789 • goldranchrvcasino.com

Sparks Marina RV Park 204 Sites 1200 E. Lincoln Way Sparks, NV 89434 775-851-8888 sparksmarinarvpark.com

KEY: RV PARKS = Full Hookups •

Keystone RV Park 105 Sites 1455 W. Fourth St. Reno, NV 89503 800-686-8559 • keystonervpark.com


VisitEurekaNevada.com The Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road in America

Eureka Events & Tourism

PO Box 284 | Eureka, Nevada 775-237-6006 Funded by: Eureka County Recreation Board

Gold Country Inn, Sundown Lodge, Ruby Hill Inn, TravelNevada.com

Victorian RV Park 85 Sites 205 Nichols Blvd. Sparks, NV 89431 800-955-6045 victorianrvpark.com

WELLINGTON Wellington Station Resort 32 Sites 2855 SR 208 Wellington, NV 89444 775-465-2409 wellingtonstation.com

VIRGINIA CITY Virginia City RV Park 50 Sites 355 N. F St. Virginia City, NV 89440 800-889-1240 vcrvparknv.com

BED & BREAKFASTS

WADSWORTH I-80 Campground 25 Sites 1000 Smoke Shop Cir. Wadsworth, NV 89442 775-575-2185

CARSON CITY Bliss Bungalow $$ • 5 Rooms 5 Private Baths 408 W. Robinson St. Carson City, NV 89703 775-230-0641 • blissbungalow.com

WASHOE VALLEY Washoe Country Davis Creek Park 17 Sites 25 Davis Creek Rd. Washoe Valley, NV 89704 775-849-0684 washoecountyparks.com

Deer Run Ranch Bed & Breakfast $$-$$$ • 2 Rooms 2 Private Baths 5440 Eastlake Blvd. Carson City, NV 89704 800-378-5440 bbonline.com/nv/deerrun

GENOA The White House Bed & Breakfast $$$ • 4 Rooms 4 Private Baths 195 Genoa Ln. Genoa, NV 89423 775-783-7208 whitehousebandb.net

VIRGINIA CITY Cobb Mansion $$-$$$ • 6 Rooms 6 Private Baths 18 S. A St. Virginia City, NV 89440 877-847-9006 • cobbmansion.com

Reno Arch

Photo by Piyush

Edith Palmer’s Country Inn $$-$$$ • 10 Rooms 10 Private Baths 416 S. B. St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-7070 • edithpalmers.com

Bartley Ranch, Reno

Photo by RNR Photography

KEY: BED & BREAKFAST = Breakfast • = Pets Allowed •

= Lunch •

= Dinner •

= Restaurants Nearby

= Phones in Room

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Pony Express Territory Pony Express Territory consists of the corridor along scenic U.S. 50, and includes such gems as Great Basin National Park (more on page 36); the former mining towns of Austin and Eureka; and the agricultural community of Fallon. Highway 50, “The Loneliest Road in America� (dubbed in 1986 by a story in Life Magazine), runs through the territory. View an itinerary and more on the Loneliest Road in America on pages 42-45. PonyExpressNevada.com is a great resource for special events, historical information on the communities, and even an audio tour of the territory.

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Austin

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Almost dead-center on the “Loneliest Road in America,” Austin offers a quiet place to recreate and sightsee in the Toiyabe Range. Check out Stokes Castle, the ruins of a mansion built in 1897 for a mine developer, and the old cemetery, which dates back to 1863. Austin is also a base camp for visiting Spencer Hot Springs, Toquima Caves and the Hickison Petroglyphs.

The story of this former mining town is told at the Eureka Sentinel Museum, housed in the Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building, dating back to 1879. For an amazing photo op, check out the restored Eureka Opera House — circa 1880 — and its original hand-painted stage curtain.

Fallon

Ely

Known as the “Oasis of Nevada,” Fallon is one of Nevada’s rich agricultural areas. About 63 miles (101 km) east of Reno, Fallon is dotted with small, family owned farms. Lattin Farms is open to the public; and the Frey Ranch Distillery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Learn about the city and surrounding Lahontan Valley at the Churchill County Museum, view petroglyphs at nearby Grimes Point Archaeological Area, and cruise the sand dunes at Sand Mountain Recreation Area.

On the eastern side of the state, Ely is closest city to Great Basin National Park and draws visitors with its Nevada Northern Railway and East Ely Railroad Depot Museum. View murals depicting the city’s history, as well as Renaissance Village (open May through September). Visitors can explore nearby Cave Lake and Ward Charcoal Ovens state parks, the Garnet Hill public rock hounding area and the fascinating McGill Drugstore Museum.

PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY 888.359.9449 PonyExpressNevada.com Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority 775-423-4556 VisitFallonNevada.com Great Basin Business & Tourism Council GreatBasinPark.com Great Basin National Park 775-234-7331 NPS.gov/grba White Pine County Tourism & Recreation Board 800-496-9350 ElyNevada.net

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40ᵒF • 11ᵒF

45ᵒF • 21ᵒF

April

55ᵒF• 33ᵒF

58ᵒF • 27ᵒF

66ᵒF • 36ᵒF

July

86ᵒF • 57ᵒF

88ᵒF • 48ᵒF

93ᵒF • 56ᵒF

October

62ᵒF • 38ᵒF

62ᵒF • 28ᵒF

69ᵒF • 35ᵒF

DISTANCES AUSTIN AUSTIN ELY EUREKA

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2.5 hrs

1.25 hrs

147 miles/ 237 km

2.5 hrs

1.25 hrs

147 miles/ 237 km

1.25 hrs 70 miles/ 113 km

1.75 hrs

FALLON

111 miles/ 179 km

LAS VEGAS

327 miles/ 526 km

RENO

172 miles/ 277 km

5 hrs

2.75 hrs

70 miles/ 113 km

77 miles/ 124 km

1.25 hrs

4 hrs

3.75 hrs

243 miles/ 391 km

5 hrs

320 miles/ 515 km

1.75 hrs

111 miles/ 179 km

4 hrs

243 miles/ 391 km

2.75 hrs

77 miles/ 124 km

257 miles/ 414 km

FALLON

180 miles/ 290 km

2.75 hrs

180 miles/ 290 km

5 hrs

5 hrs

327 miles/ 526 km

3.75 hrs

243 miles/ 391 km

5 hrs

4 hrs

1.25 hrs 63 miles/ 101 km

2.75 hrs

172 miles/ 277 km

5 hrs

320 miles/ 515 km

4 hrs

243 miles/ 391 km

6 hrs

1.25 hrs

6 hrs

386 miles/ 621 km

RENO

319 miles/ 513 km 386 miles/ 621 km

319 miles/ 513 km 243 miles/ 391 km

LAS VEGAS

63 miles/ 101 km

7 hrs

448 miles/ 720 km

7 hrs

448 miles/ 720 km

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LISTINGS

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ACCOMMODATIONS AUSTIN Cozy Mountain Motel $$ • 12 Rooms 40 Main St. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-1433 austinnevada.com/cozy-mountain-motel

Deser-est Motel $ • 18 Rooms 1425 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-8885

El Rancho Motel $ • 12 Rooms 1400 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-3644

Lincoln Motel $-$$ • 17 Rooms 60 Main St. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-2698

BAKER Border Inn $-$$ • 29 Rooms Nevada-Utah border, U.S. Hwys. 6 & 50 Baker, NV 89311 775-234-7300 bordercasino.com

Stargazer Inn $-$$ •9 Rooms 115 S. Baker Ave. Baker, NV 89311 775-234-7323 stargazernevada.com

Whispering Elms Campground, Motel & RV Park $ • 6 Rooms 195 Baker Ave. Baker, NV 89311 775-234-9900 camptheelms.wixsite.com

Fireside Inn Motel $ • 14 Rooms 49 N. McGill Hwy. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-3765 • hotelnevada.com

Magnuson Hotel Park-Vue $$ • 21 Rooms 930 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4497 magnusonhotels.com

FALLON Best Western Fallon Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 54 Rooms 1035 W. Williams Ave. Fallon, NV 89406 888-466-6005 bestwesternfalloninn.com

Four Sevens Motel $-$$ • 39 Rooms 500 High St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4747 • hotelnevada.com

Motel 6 $$ • 100 Rooms 770 Avenue O Ely, NV 89301 800-841-5430 • motel6.com

Grand Central Motel $ • 13 Rooms 1498 Lyons Ave. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-6868 hotelnevada.com

Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall $$ • 61 Rooms 1501 E. Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 800-750-0557 prospectorhotel.us

Historic Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall $$-$$$ • 62 Rooms 501 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 888-406-3055 • hotelnevada.com

KEY: ACCOMMODATIONS = Wi-Fi Available • = Restaurant Onsite • = Pool Facilities •

= No Smoking •

= Continental Breakfast

= Pets Allowed •

= Gaming Available

= Fitness Facilities

Approximate Values: $ up to 50 • $$ 51-100 • $$$ 101-200 • $$$$ 201-300 • $$$$$ over 300

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Ruby Hill Motel $ • 11 Rooms 380 N. Main St. Eureka, NV 89316 775 237-5339

Sundown Lodge $-$$ • 27 Rooms 60 N. Main St. Eureka, NV 89316 775-237-5334

Great Basin Inn $-$$ • 20 Rooms 701 E. Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4468

ELY Bristlecone Motel $$ • 31 Rooms 700 Avenue I Ely, NV 89301 800-497-7404 bristleconemotelelynv.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 100 Rooms 1591 Great Basin Blvd. Ely, NV 89301 800-531-5900 • lq.com

EUREKA Eureka Gold Country Inn $$-$$$ • 42 Rooms 251 N. Main St. Eureka, NV 89316 775-237-5247 eurekagoldcountryinn.com

Magnuson Hotel Ely $$-$$$ • 19 Rooms 1101 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4529 magnusonhotels.com

Elk Ridge Motel $-$$ • 17 Rooms 1550 High St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4600

Pony Canyon Motel $$ • 10 Rooms 30 Main St. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-2605

Jailhouse Casino — Motel $$ • 59 Rooms 211 Fifth St. Ely, NV 89301 800-841-5430 jailhousecasino.com

Ramada Inn & Copper Queen Casino $$-$$$ • 65 Rooms 805 Great Basin Blvd. Ely, NV 89301 800-851-9526 • elyramada.com

Bonanza Casino/ Super 8 Motel $$ • 72 Rooms 855 W. Williams Ave. Fallon, NV 89406 800-800-8000 super8.com

Budget Inn $-$$ • 47 Rooms 60 S. Allen Rd. Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-7021 hotelsfallon.com

Comfort Inn $$-$$$ • 82 Rooms 1830 W. Williams Ave. Fallon, NV 89406 877-424-6423 comfortinn.com

Rustic Inn $-$$ • 16 Rooms 1555 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-2800 countryrusticmotel.com

Econo Lodge Downtown $-$$ • 30 Rooms 70 E. Williams Ave. Fallon, NV 89406 877-424-6423 • econolodge.com

White Pine Motel $ • 29 Rooms 1301 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4600

Holiday Inn Express $$$ • 97 Rooms 55 Commercial Way Fallon, NV 89406 800-465-4329 • hiexpress.com


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TravelNevada.com Overland Hotel & Saloon $ • 17 Rooms 125 E. Center St. Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-2719 theoverlandhotel.com

Comfort Suites $$-$$$ • 84 Rooms 800 Mesa Drive Fernley, NV 89408 775-980-6514 choicehotels.com

Rodeway Inn & Suites $-$$ • 61 Rooms 1051 W. Williams Ave. Fallon, NV 89406 775-428-0300 rodewayinn.com

Lazy Inn $-$$ • 52 Rooms 325 W. Main St. Fernley, NV 89408 775-575-4452

Value Inn Motel $-$$ • 21 Rooms 180 W. Williams Ave. Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-5151 valueinn.net

FERNLEY Best Western Fernley Inn $$-$$$ • 66 Rooms 1405 E. Newlands Dr. Fernley, NV 89408 877-576-6776 bestwestern.com/fernleyinn

Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park Photo by Sarah Jaeger

Sand Mountain

Photo by Mandy Burns

Super 8 Motel — Fernley $$ • 49 Rooms 1350 W. Newlands Dr. Fernley, NV 89408 800-800-8000 super8.com

LUND Lane’s Ranch Motel $ • 15 Rooms Nevada SR 318 Lund, NV 89301 775-238-5246 Ghost town in eastern Nevada Photo by B.C.Collins

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LISTINGS

In the middle of Nevada, no one can hear you scream. As Highway 50 winds eastward through the Great Basin it passes through the town of Austin, smack in the middle of rural Nevada. With the expansive Toiyabe Mountain Range as its backyard, it features some of the best mountain biking, hiking and exploring in the state. And if you need some time to kick back, Austin has motels, restaurants and unique shops all along its historic Main Street. Austin, Nevada: where adventurous souls meet.

The Austin Chamber of Commerce ~ 775.964.2200 ~ AustinNevada.com

RV PARKS

Whispering Elms Campground 25 Sites 195 Baker Ave. Baker, NV 89311 775-234-9900 whisperingelms.com

AUSTIN Austin RV Park 158 Sites 234 Water St. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-2300 (message only) Pony Express RV Park (Seasonal) 160 Sites 260 Main St. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-2005 BAKER Border Inn RV Park 20 Sites Nevada-Utah border, U.S. Hwys. 6 & 50 Baker, NV 89311 775-234-7300 • borderinncasino.com

DAYTON Dayton RV Park 50 Sites 75 Pike St. Dayton, NV 89403 775-246-9300 daytonrvpark.com

KOA of Ely 126 Sites 15396 U.S. 93 S. Ely, NV 89301 775-239-3413 koaofely.com

Major’s Station RV Park 12 Sites 26 miles (41.8 km) south of Ely, U.S. Hwys. 50 & 93 Ely, NV 89301 775-591-0347

ELY Harry’s Wilderness Station 10 Sites 58 McGill Hwy. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-4900

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West End RV Park 12 Sites 50 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-2231

FALLON Bonanza RV Park & Casino 20 Sites 855 W. Williams St. Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-6031 super8.com

Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall 22 Sites 1501 E. Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-8900 prospectorhotel.us

Cold Springs RV Park 16 Sites 52300 Austin Hwy. Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-1233

Valley View RV Park 46 Sites 40 N. U.S. 93 Ely, NV 89301 775-296-1370 valleyviewrvelynevada.com

Fallon RV Park 64 Sites 5787 Reno Hwy. Fallon, NV 89406 775-867-2332 • fallonrv.com

KEY: RV PARKS = Full Hookups • = Showers •

= Pull Thru •

= Handicap Access •

= Drinking Water •

= Dump Station •

= Pets Allowed •

= Store Onsite •

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Time to hit the road

TIMES HAVE CHANGED, BUT THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES

Highway 50 has always been a favorite drive for Nevada travelers. This historic route across Pony Express Territory is known for its majestic scenery and colorful communities. The old Pony Express Trail evolved into the Lincoln Highway, then became Highway 50 where it was dubbed “America’s Loneliest Road.” But during the summer travel season, there’s plenty to see and do. Visit PonyExpressNevada.com and request a Highway 50 Survival Guide. Fernle y Train

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PonyExpressNevada.com 1.888.359.9449 Middlegate Station 6 Sites 42500 Austin Hwy. Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-7134

Sage Valley RV Park 52 Sites 4800 Reno Hwy. Fallon, NV 89406 775-867-3636

FERNLEY Desert Rose RV Park 115 Sites 3285 U.S. 50 East Fernley, NV 89408 877-767-3478

Fernley RV Park 40 Sites 550 W. Main St. Fernley, NV 89408 775-575-5222

LUND Lane’s Ranch Motel & RV Spaces 7 Sites Nevada SR 318 Lund, NV 89317 775-238-5246

BED & BREAKFASTS AUSTIN Paradise Ranch Castle $$ • 2 Rooms 2 Shared Baths Reese River Valley Austin, NV 89310 440-781-8768 paradiseranchcastle.com

Miles End Lodge Bed & Breakfast $$$ • 4 Rooms 4 Private Baths 107 del Dr. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-1046• milesendbnb.com

Union Street Lodging $$ • 4 Rooms 2 Shared Baths 2 Private Baths 69 Union St. Austin, NV 89310 775-964-2364 unionstreetlodging.com

Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark $$ • 3 Rooms 2 Shared Baths 1100 Avenue A Ely, NV 89301 775-289-2085 nnry.com

BAKER Hidden Canyon Bed & Breakfast $$$-$$$$ • 13 Rooms 13 Private Baths 2000 Hidden Canyon Pkwy. Baker, NV 89311 775-234-7172 hiddencanyonretreat.com

ELY All Aboard Café & Inn $$-$$$ • 5 Rooms 5 Private Baths 220 E. 11th St. Ely, NV 89301 775-289-3959

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Photo by Kaitlin Vigna

KEY: BED & BREAKFAST = Breakfast • = Pets Allowed •

= Lunch •

= Dinner •

= Restaurants Nearby

= Phones in Room

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Nevada Silver Trails Ghost towns, off-road trails and some of Nevada’s most fascinating state parks are in this territory. Nevada Silver Trails is a blank slate on which to create an amazing adventure. Covering 35,000 square miles (56,327 km), Nevada Silver Trails is the largest of the territories, and one of the most sparsely populated. Nevada Silver Trails also is home to Walker Lake, the Extraterrestrial Highway (for an itinerary, see pages 28-31), and Nevada’s newest state park, the Walker River State Recreation Area. Visit NevadaSilverTrails.com for useful Travel Tools, including an interactive map, itineraries and a downloadable audio tour.

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Death Valley National Park

This state park is home to the ghost town of Berlin as well as an ichthyosaur fossil site. In the late 19th century, gold and silver were discovered in this area at the base of the Shoshone Range. Today, visitors to Berlin can explore the old stamp mill and walk an interpretive trail where buildings once stood. The Diana Mine is open for tours in the spring and summer.

This national park straddles the NevadaCalifornia border and is easily accessible from the Nevada communities of Beatty and Pahrump. Pahrump, about 63 miles (101 km) west of Las Vegas, is only about 60 miles (97 km) from Death Valley’s Furnace Creek Visitor Center, an excellent place to begin any exploration of the park. Beatty, about 117 miles (188 km) from Las Vegas, is seven miles from the border of Death Valley and six miles from the ghost town of Rhyolite and the Goldwell Open Air Museum.

Cathedral Gorge State Park This state park near Pioche and about 166 miles (267 km) north of Las Vegas stands out due to stunning slot canyons formed by erosion over thousands of years. This park falls within Lincoln County, home to four other state parks in close proximity: Kershaw-Ryan, Spring Valley, Echo Canyon and Beaver Dam. Mountain biking is popular here — there’s an annual Park to Pedal bicycle challenge — and plans are in the works to develop an extensive mountain biking trail system in the area.

NEVADA SILVER TRAILS NevadaSilverTrails.com Lincoln County Authority of Tourism LincolnCountyNevada.com Mineral County Convention and Tourism Authority 775-945-5854 VisitMineralCounty.com Pahrump VisitPahrump.com Tonopah TonopahNevada.com

Tonopah Historic Mining Park Tonopah is the midpoint between the 448-mile (720-km) trek between Las Vegas and Reno. It’s also where rich veins of silver were discovered in the early 20th century. The mining park sits on the town’s original mining claims, and offers a look at mining shafts, stopes, stamp mills and more.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (HIGH/LOW) BEATTY

CALIENTE

PAHRUMP

TONOPAH

January

53ᵒF • 28ᵒF

47ᵒF • 20ᵒF

58ᵒF • 30ᵒF

45ᵒF • 20ᵒF

April

71ᵒF• 40ᵒF

68ᵒF • 36ᵒF

76ᵒF • 46ᵒF

64ᵒF • 35ᵒF

July

97ᵒF • 61ᵒF

95ᵒF • 59ᵒF

101ᵒF • 69ᵒF

92ᵒF • 58ᵒF

October

77ᵒF • 44ᵒF

73ᵒF • 36ᵒF

81ᵒF • 47ᵒF

68ᵒF • 38ᵒF

DISTANCES CALIENTE

LAS VEGAS 2.25 hrs

CALIENTE

151 miles/243 km

2.25 hrs

LAS VEGAS

151 miles/243 km

PAHRUMP

212 miles/341 km

RENO

429 miles/690 km

TONOPAH

192 miles/309 km

3.5 hrs

6.75 hrs 3 hrs

PAHRUMP 3.5 hrs

212 miles/341 km

1.25 hrs

63 miles/101 km

1.25 hrs 7 hrs

3.25 hrs

211 miles/340 km

6.75 hrs

429 miles/690 km

7 hrs

448 miles/720 km

6.25 hrs

63 miles/101 km 448 miles/720 km

RENO

404 miles/650 km

6.25 hrs 2.5 hrs

3 hrs

192 miles/309 km

3.25 hrs

211 miles/340 km

2.5 hrs

168 miles/270 km

4 hrs

404 miles/650 km 168 miles/270 km

TONOPAH

237 miles/381 km

4 hrs

237 miles/381 km

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LISTINGS

Nevada Silver Trails

ACCOMMODATIONS ALAMO Alamo Inn $-$$ • 14 Rooms 367 N. U.S. Hwy. 93 Alamo, NV 89001 888-740-8009 • alamoinnnevada.com

Motel 6 Beatty — Death Valley $$ • 69 Rooms 550 U.S. 95 N. Beatty, NV 89003 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Windmill Ridge $$-$$$ • 25 Rooms U.S. Hwy. 93, Windmill Cir. Alamo, NV 89001 866-383-6759 • wind-mill-ridge.com

Stagecoach Hotel & Casino $$ • 80 Rooms 900 E. U.S. 95 N. Beatty, NV 89003 800-424-4946 bestdeathvalleyhotels.com

AMARGOSA VALLEY Longstreet Inn & Casino RV Resort $$ • 60 Rooms 4400 S. Nevada SR 373 Amargosa Valley, NV 89020 775-372-1777 longstreetcasino.com

BEATTY Atomic Inn $$ • 54 Rooms 350 S. First St. Beatty, NV 89003 775-553-2250 • atomicinnbeatty.com

CALIENTE Rainbow Canyon Motel $$ • 13 Rooms 880 Front St. Caliente, NV 89008 775-726-3291

Shady Motel $$ • 40 Rooms 450 Front St. Caliente, NV 89008 775-726-3106 • shadymotel.net

El Capitan Lodge & Casino $$ • 102 Rooms 540 F St. Hawthorne, NV 89415 800-922-2311 northernstarcasinos.com

Holiday Lodge $ • 23 Rooms 480 J St. Hawthorne, NV 89415 775-945-3316 holidaylodgenv.com

Monarch Motel $-$$ • 20 Rooms 1291 E. Fifth St. Hawthorne, NV 89415 775-945-3117

PAHRUMP Best Western — Pahrump Oasis $$-$$$ • 90 Rooms 1101 S. Nevada SR 160 Pahrump, NV 89048 866-713-9688 bestwestern.com/pahrumpoasis

PIOCHE Hutchings Motel (Open April through November) $-$$ • 5 Rooms 411 Lacour St. Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-2853 hutchingsmotel.com

Motherlode Motel $$ • 8 Rooms 378 Lacour St. Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-5159

Overland Hotel & Saloon $$ • 13 Rooms 662 Main St. Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-5895 overlandhotelnv.com

Pat & John’s Eagle Valley Resort $$-$$$ • 8 Rooms 12555 Resort Rd. Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-5293 eaglevalleynv.com

GABBS Dummar’s Motel $ • 9 Rooms 100 S. Main St. Gabbs, NV 89409 775-285-4019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites $$$ • 104 Rooms 861 S. Nevada SR 160 Pahrump, NV 89048 775-727-9100 hiexpress.com

Wright’s Country Cabins $$ • 3 Rooms 704 Main St. Pioche, NV 89043 866-810-7303 wrightscountrycabins.com

El Portal Motel $$ • 25 Rooms 420 Main St. Beatty, NV 89003 775-553-2912 • elportalmotel.com

GOLDFIELD Santa Fe Saloon & Motel $$ • 8 Rooms 925 N. Fifth Ave. Goldfield, NV 89019 775-485-3431

Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall $$-$$$ • 69 Rooms 681 S. Nevada SR 160 Pahrump, NV 89048 866-751-6500 pahrumpnugget.com

RACHEL Little A’Le’Inn $-$$$ • 13 Rooms 9631 Old Mill St. Rachel, NV 89001 775-729-2515 • littlealeinn.com

Exchange Club Motel $-$$ • 44 Rooms 119 Main St. Beatty, NV 89003 775-553-2333 bestdeathvalleyhotels.com

HAWTHORNE America’s Best Inn & Suites $$ • 39 Rooms 1402 E. Fifth St. Hawthorne, NV 89415 800-237-8466 • redlion.com

Death Valley Inn & RV Park $$ • 64 Rooms 651 U.S. 95 S. Beatty, NV 89003 775-553-9400 bestdeathvalleyhotels.com

KEY: ACCOMMODATIONS = Wi-Fi Available • = Restaurant Onsite • = Pool Facilities •

= No Smoking •

= Continental Breakfast

= Pets Allowed •

= Gaming Available

= Fitness Facilities

Approximate Values: $ up to 50 • $$ 51-100 • $$$ 101-200 • $$$$ 201-300 • $$$$$ over 300

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Saddle West Hotel & Casino $$-$$$ • 155 Rooms 1220 S. Nevada SR 160 Pahrump, NV 89048 800-433-3987 saddlewest.com

ROUND MOUNTAIN Jumping Jack Motel $$ • 17 Rooms Nevada SR 376 Carvers, NV 89045 775-377-2566 jumpingjackmotel.com

Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages $$ • 34 Rooms 3800 Winery Rd. Pahrump, NV 89048 775-751-7805 wineridgervresort.com

SMITH VALLEY Walker River Resort $$$ • 5 Cottages 700 Hudson Way Smith, NV 89430 800-446-2573 • wrresort.com


TONOPAH American Quality Suites & Tonopah RV $$ • 20 Rooms 1160 N. U.S. Hwy. 95 & Radar Rd. Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-1700

Best Western Hi-Desert Inn $$$ • 87 Rooms 320 Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 877-286-2208 bestwestern.com/HiDesertInn

Clown Motel $ • 31 Rooms 521 N. Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-5920

Tonopah Station — Ramada $$ • 78 Rooms 1137 Erie St. Tonopah, NV 89020 866-611-9777 • tonopahstation.com

HAWTHORNE Whiskey Flats RV Resort 60 Sites 3045 U.S. 95 Hawthorne, NV 89415 775-945-1800 whiskeyflats.net

Death Valley Inn & RV Park 38 Sites 651 U.S. 95 Beatty, NV 89003 775-553-9702 bestdeathvalleyhotels.com

YERINGTON Copper Inn $-$$ • 13 Rooms 307 N. Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-2135

MINA Sunrise Valley RV Park (Seasonal) 26 Sites U.S. 95 S. Mina, NV 89422 775-573-2214 • sunrisevalley.com

Space Station RV Park 20 Sites 400 U.S. 95 Beatty, NV 89003

Yerington Inn $$ • 78 Rooms 4 N. Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-5310 • yeringtoninn.com

775-553-9039 spacestationrvpark.com

PAHRUMP Lakeside Casino/RV Resort 159 Sites 5870 Homestead Rd. Pahrump, NV 89048 888-588-5253 lakesidecasinopahrump.com

CALIENTE Agua Caliente Mobile Home Park 6 Sites 1000 N. Spring St.

Economy Inn $-$$ • 38 Rooms 826 S. Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-6238

RV PARKS

The Main Street Inn $$ • 16 Rooms 111 S. Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-2164 • themainstreetinn.com

775-726-3399 Nevada Treasure RV Resort 202 Sites 301 S. Leslie St. Pahrump, NV 89060 800-429-6665 • nvtreasure.com

ALAMO Picketts RV Park 30 Sites

Jim Butler Inn & Suites $-$$ • 24 Rooms 100 S. Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 800-635-9455 • jimbutlerinn.com

Caliente, NV 89008

115 Broadway Alamo, NV 89001 775-725-3307 pickettsrvpark.com

“R” Place RV Park 37 Sites 6799 U.S. 93 S. Ash Springs, NV 89017 775-725-3545

Young’s RV Park 52 Sites 1350 S. Front St. Caliente, NV 89008 775-726-3418

Pahrump RV Park 59 Sites 101 S. Linda St. Pahrump, NV 89048 888-725-6775 • pahrumprv.com

youngsrvpark.com

GOLDFIELD Goldfield RV Park 10 Sites

Pahrump Oasis RV Park 150 Sites 1101 S. Nevada SR 160 Pahrump, NV 89048 775-727-5100 bestwestern.com/pahrumpoasis

410 S. Fourth St. Goldfield, NV 89008 775-485-3280 goldfieldnvrvpark.com

Mizpah Hotel $$-$$$ • 48 Rooms 100 Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 855-337-3030 • themizpahhotel.com

National 9 Inn $ • 46 Rooms 720 N. Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 800-524-9999 • national9tonopah.com

AMARGOSA VALLEY Longstreet Inn & Casino RV Resort 46 Sites 4400 S. Nevada state Route 373

Preferred RV Resort 275 Sites 1801 Crawford Way Pahrump, NV 89048 800-445-7840 • preferredrv.com

10 Sites

Amargosa Valley, NV 89020

Fourth & Gold Streets

775-372-1777

Gold Point, NV 89013

longstreetcasino.com

775-482-4653 goldpointghosttown.com

BEATTY Beatty RV Park 35 Sites

Tonopah Motel $-$$ • 19 Rooms 325 N. Main St. Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-3987

Gold Point Ghost Town RV Park

KEY: RV PARKS

3 miles (4.8 km) north of Beatty on

= Full Hookups •

U.S. 95, Mile Marker 63

= Showers •

Beatty, NV 89003 775-553-2732 beattyrvpark.com

= Pull Thru •

= Restrooms

= Handicap Access •

= Drinking Water •

= Dump Station •

= Pets Allowed •

= Store Onsite •

= Fishing Available •

= Propane •

= Swimming •

= Gasoline

= Laundry Facilities = Tent Camping Available = Wi-Fi Available

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Nevada Silver Trails Territory

A STEP BACK INTO THE OLD WEST.

From Death Valley to Rhyolite Ghost Town, and from the Amargosa Big Dunes to Spicer Ranch Trails...Beatty is in the center of it all. We’re your gateway to adventure!

GHOST TOWNS & GUNFIGHTERS

[BEATTY /RHYOLITE ] From old west shootouts along the streets of

Beatty to the desolate silence of Rhyolite Ghost Town, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time, to the days when outlaws like Billy the Kid ran a muck. The gunslingers that walk these streets today are just having fun, and DON'T MISYSS! while reenactments of old west shootouts are a daily occurence, you’ll BEATTYSTDAFRIDAY find nothing but friendly folks and plenty of adventure to be had. ARTS LA ST

Ph: 1.866.736.3716 www.beattynevada.org

IN OCTOBER.

ONLY 7 MILES FROM THE ENTRANCE TO DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK.

JUST 98 MILES NORTH OF LAS VEGAS ON HIGHWAY 95. Made possible by a Nevada Commission on Tourism grant. www.travelnevada.com

SMITH VALLEY Buckboard General Store & RV Park 5 Sites 2160 Nevada SR 208 Smith Valley, NV 89430 775-465-2289

Saddle West RV Park 80 Sites 1220 S. Nevada SR 160 Pahrump, NV 89048 800-433-3987 • saddlewest.com

Roll Inn RV Park 5 Sites 387 Main St. Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-5735

Shadow Mountain Scenic RV Park 15 Sites 2740 W. Ambler Way Pahrump, NV 89060 800-820-1480

RACHEL Little A’Le’Inn 10 Sites 9631 Old Mill St. Rachel, NV 89001 775-729-2515 littlealeinn.com

Walker River Resort 130 Sites 700 Hudson Way Smith Valley, NV 89430 800-446-2573 • wrresort.com

ROUND MOUNTAIN Carvers RV & Mobile Home Park 10 Sites Nevada SR 376 Round Mountain, NV 89045 775-377-2350

TONOPAH American Quality Suites & Tonopah RV 20 Sites 1160 N. Hwy 95 & Radar Rd. Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-1700 • tonopahrv.com

Pioneer Mobile Home Ranch 25 Sites 815 W. Bridge St., Space #1 Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-2426 pioneermobilehomeranch.com

Smokey Joe’s RV Park 7 Sites Nevada SR 376 Round Mountain, NV 89045 775-964-2422

Joyland Trailer RV & Storage Park 38 Sites 1260 Ketten Rd. Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-9444

Weed Heights RV Park 115 Sites 25 Austin Dr. Yerington, NV 775-463-4634 • weedheights.com

Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages 196 Sites 3800 Winery Rd. Pahrump, NV 89048 775-751-7805 • wineridgervresort.com

PIOCHE Pat & John’s Eagle Valley Resort 61 Sites 12555 Resort Rd. Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-5293 • eaglevalleynv.com

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Tonopah Station Ramada 20 Sites 1137 Erie St. Tonopah, NV 89049 866-611-9777 tonopahstation.com

YERINGTON Greenfield Mobile Home & RV Park 37 Sites 500 W. Goldfield Ave. Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-4912


High Rise.

There may not be any 50 story hotels out in these parts, but the dramatic towering carved cliffs of Cathedral Gorge and many other scenic canyons are definitely a sight to see. This is a whole other side of Nevada that’s rich in history, breathtaking scenery, wildlife, Sand Dunes, Off-road trails, Ghost towns and Hiking trails just to name a few. So drive out, explore and see for yourself. There’s a story in every small town— and an adventure around every bend.

Cathedral Gorge, Just South of Pioche, NV

NEVADA RENO

To get your adventure guide, log on to

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Beatty Caliente Carver / Hadley Death Valley

Delamar Gabbs / Berlin Gold Point Goldfield

BED & BREAKFASTS

Hawthorne Luning / Mina Manhattan / Belmont

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VER NEVADA SIL TRAILS LAS VEGAS

Pahrump Panaca Pioche Rachel

Rhyolite Round Mountain Scotty’s Castle Shoshone

GOLD POINT Gold Point Ghost Town Bed & Breakfast $$-$$$ • 5 Rooms 4 Shared Baths • 1 Private Baths 4th & Gold St. Gold Point, NV 89013 775-482-4653 goldpointghosttown.com

ALAMO A Cowboy’s Dream Bed & Breakfast $$$$ • 8 Rooms • 8 Private Baths 95 Hand Me Down Rd. Alamo, NV 89001 877-885-2236 • cowboysdream.com

PANACA Pine Tree Inn & Bakery $$ • 5 Rooms 5 Private Baths 412 N. Third St. Panaca, NV 89042 775-728-4675 pinetreebnb.com

CRYSTAL Short Branch Bed & Breakfast $ • 6 Rooms • 6 Private Baths Crystal Ranch Rd. Crystal, NV 89048 775-372-1717

Silver Peak Tecopa Tonopah Yerington

travelnevada.com

E.T. highway sign

Photo by Audry Jeffrey

Mizpah Hotel, Tonopah Photo by Melly Allen

Rhyolite ghost town Photo by Alex Isom

DYER Queensland Vineyard Bed & Breakfast $$-$$$ • 3 Rooms • 3 Private Baths Nevada SR 264 (b/w mile marker 8 & 9) Dyer, NV 89010 888-411-3349 queenslandvineyardbnb.com

KEY: BED & BREAKFAST = Breakfast • = Pets Allowed •

= Lunch •

= Dinner •

= Restaurants Nearby

= Phones in Room

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Las Vegas Territory

There is plenty to do in the Las Vegas Territory beyond visiting the famous Las Vegas Strip. Fremont East Entertainment District and the Las Vegas Arts District are just a few miles away from the Strip in the city. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is only an hour away from Vegas. Venture further afield to Boulder City for a look at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, or to the riverside resort town of Laughlin. For a suggested itinerary, see Off the Strip in Las Vegas on pages 46-47. Also check out LVTerritory.com for information on tourism in Boulder City, Henderson, Laughlin, Jean, Primm and Mesquite.

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RESOURCES

Mesquite

Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Opened in 1935, Hoover Dam in Boulder City harnesses the power of the Colorado River to generate hydroelectric power for Nevada, Arizona and California. Still considered an engineering marvel, Hoover Dam is open for tours, or can be viewed from a kayak trip on the Colorado River. Also check out Lake Mead, created when the dam was built. Access the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Alan Bible Visitor Center from Boulder City.

Laughlin/Colorado River About 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Las Vegas is the resort town of Laughlin on the west side of the Colorado River. Take a water taxi to visit the riverside resorts, enjoy a show at the Laughlin Events Center or check out the Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails. Outfitters offer horseback riding, watercraft rentals and more.

The golf mecca of Mesquite is about 82 miles (132 km) northeast of Las Vegas next to the Virgin Mountains and the border with Arizona. The city boasts six original courses, and hosts an annual World Long Drive Championship qualifying event. Mesquite also is home to Camel Safari outfitters, Skydive Mesquite and other attractions.

Mount Charleston Officially the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Mount Charleston is just 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Las Vegas but a world away in terms of atmosphere. Mount Charleston offers spectacular mountain scenery and hiking opportunities. In the winter, ski the slopes at Lee Canyon ski resort. Stop at the Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, for more information.

Springs Preserve This 180-acre cultural institution just west of the Las Vegas Strip has museums — including the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas — botanical gardens, galleries, an interpretive trail system and entertainment.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (HIGH/LOW) BOULDER CITY

LAS VEGAS

LAUGHLIN

MESQUITE

January

53ᵒF • 38ᵒF

58ᵒF • 39ᵒF

65ᵒF • 43ᵒF

60ᵒF • 34ᵒF

April

73ᵒF• 53ᵒF

78ᵒF • 56ᵒF

86ᵒF • 30ᵒF

81ᵒF • 51ᵒF

July

99ᵒF • 77ᵒF

104ᵒF • 81ᵒF

110ᵒF • 80ᵒF

108ᵒF • 77ᵒF

October

78ᵒF • 58ᵒF

81ᵒF • 59ᵒF

88ᵒF • 60ᵒF

84ᵒF • 55ᵒF

LAS VEGAS TERRITORY LVTerritory.com Boulder City Visitor Information 877-847-4858 702-892-7575 VisitBoulderCity.com City of Henderson Visitor Information 877-775-5252 702-267-2171 VisitHenderson.com Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 877-847-4858 702-892-7575 LasVegas.com Laughlin Visitor Information 800-452-8445 702-298-3321 VisitLaughlin.com Mesquite Visitor Information 877-637-7848 702-346-2702 VisitMesquite.com

DISTANCES CARSON CITY CARSON CITY

LAUGHLIN

MESQUITE

RENO

7 hrs

8.25 hrs

7.75 hrs

37 min

431 miles/694 km

7 hrs

LAS VEGAS

431 miles/694 km

LAUGHLIN

528 miles/850 km

MESQUITE

481 miles/774 km

RENO

LAS VEGAS

8.25 hrs 7.75 hrs 37 min

32 miles/52 km

528 miles/850 km

481 miles/774 km

1.5 hrs

1.25 hrs

98 miles/158 km

1.5 hrs

3 hrs

98 miles/158 km

1.25 hrs

82 miles/132 km

7 hrs

448 miles/721 km

82 miles/132 km 204 miles/328 km

3 hrs

8.75 hrs

7 hrs

448 miles/721 km

8.75 hrs

570 miles/917 km

7.75 hrs

204 miles/328 km 570 miles/917 km

32 miles/52 km

497 miles/800 km

7.75 hrs

497 miles/800 km

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ACCOMMODATIONS BLUE DIAMOND Bonnie Springs Ranch Motel Resort $$-$$$ • 48 Rooms

16395 Bonnie Springs Rd. Blue Diamond, NV 89004

702-875-4191 • bonniesprings.com

BOULDER CITY Boulder Dam Hotel $$-$$$ • 20 Rooms 1305 Arizona St. Boulder City, NV 89005 702-293-3510 • boulderdamhotel.com

Sands Motel $$ • 26 Rooms 809 Nevada Hwy. Boulder City, NV 89005 702-293-2589 motelbouldercity.com

CAL-NEV-ARI Blue Sky Motel $$ • 10 Rooms 1 Spirit Mountain Ln. Cal-Nev-Ari, NV 89039 702-297-1118

GLENDALE Stagecoach Depot & Broken Spoke Saloon & Motel $-$$ • 14 Rooms 2300 E. Glendale Blvd. Glendale, NV 89037 702-864-2277

Boulder Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 114 Rooms 704 Nevada Hwy. Boulder City, NV 89005 866-51-THEME

El Rancho Boulder Motel $$-$$$ • 38 Rooms 725 Nevada Way Boulder City, NV 89005 702-293-1085 • elranchobc.com

HENDERSON Best Western Plus Henderson Hotel $$-$$$$$ • 115 Rooms 1553 N. Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89011 702-564-9200 bwhenderson.com

Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 289 Rooms 18000 Hwy. 93 S. Boulder City, NV 89005 800-245-6380 hooverdamlodge.com

Nevada Inn $-$$ • 58 Rooms 1009 Nevada Hwy. Boulder City, NV 89005 800-638-8890

Best Western Plus St. Rose Pkwy. Las Vegas South Hotel $$-$$$$ • 99 Rooms 3041 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89052 800-228-1000 bestwesternstrose.com

Quality Inn $$-$$$ • 70 Rooms 110 Ville Dr. Boulder City, NV 89005 800-934 8282 • qualityinn.com

Boby Motel $-$$ • 22 Rooms 2100 S. Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89002 702-565-9711

KEY: ACCOMMODATIONS = Wi-Fi Available • = Restaurant Onsite • = Pool Facilities •

= No Smoking •

= Continental Breakfast

= Pets Allowed •

= Gaming Available

= Fitness Facilities

Approximate Values: $ up to 50 • $$ 51-100 • $$$ 101-200 • $$$$ 201-300 • $$$$$ over 300

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Comfort Inn & Suites Henderson $$ • 127 Rooms 475 Marks St. Henderson, NV 89014 800-424-6423 comfortinnhenderson.com

Courtyard by Marriott Henderson/Green Valley/ Las Vegas $$-$$$ • 155 Rooms 2800 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89014 800-321-2211 • marriott.com

Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 224 Rooms 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89015 888-899-7770 fiestahendersonlasvegas.com

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 495 Rooms 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89014 866-782-9487 greenvalleyranchsclv.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas/Henderson $$$ • 99 Rooms 421 Astaire Dr. Henderson, NV 89014 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.com

Hampton Inn & Suites South $$-$$$ • 132 Rooms 3245 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89052 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.com

Hawthorn Inn & Suites by Wyndham $$-$$$ • 71 Rooms 910 S. Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89015 800-527-1133 • hawthorn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Henderson $$-$$$ • 139 Rooms 1340 W. Warm Springs Rd. Henderson, NV 89014 702-322-9000 • hiltongardeninn.com

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa $$-$$$ • 349 Rooms 1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89011 888-810-0440 • hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Henderson $$-$$$ • 101 Rooms 441 Astaire Dr. Henderson, NV 89014 888-HOLIDAY hendersonexpress.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Henderson/South Las Vegas $$-$$$$ • 145 Rooms 10450 S. Eastern Ave. Henderson, NV 89015 800-225-5466 homewoodsuites.com

The M Resort Spa & Casino Las Vegas $$-$$$$$ • 390 Rooms 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Henderson, NV 89004 877-673-7678 • themresort.com

Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino $-$$ • 120 Rooms 2800 S Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89015 800-654-0877 • railroadpass.com

Residence Inn Henderson/Green Valley $$-$$$ • 126 Rooms 2190 Olympic Ave. Henderson, NV 89014 800-331-3131 • marriott.com

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Henderson/Green Valley $$-$$$ • 120 Rooms 1481 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89012 702-270-0995 • marriott.com

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 457 Rooms 1301 W. Sunset Rd. Henderson, NV 89014 800-678-2846 sunsetstation.sclv.com


TownePlace Suites by Marriott Las Vegas/Henderson $$-$$$ • 108 Rooms 1471 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89012 702-896-2900 • marriott.com

ARTISAN Boutique Hotel $$-$$$$$ • 64 Rooms 1501 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 800-554-4092 artisanhotel.com

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino $-$$$$ • 300 Rooms 4111 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89121 800-683-7777 • boulderstation.com

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa $$-$$$$ • 493 Rooms 101 Montelago Blvd. Henderson, NV 89052 702-567-6000 westinlakelasvegas.com

Bally’s Las Vegas $-$$$$$ • 2,814 Rooms 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 877-603-4390 ballyslasvegas.com

Budget Suites of America Las Vegas $$$ • 317 Rooms 8440 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89123 866-877-2000 • budgetsuites.com

LAS VEGAS 49’er Motel $ • 29 Rooms 3045 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-457-7877

Baymont Inn & Suites Las Vegas South Strip $$-$$$ • 110 Rooms 55 E. Robindale Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89123 800-771-7171 baymontinns.com

Budget Suites of America Rancho $$$ • 704 Rooms 2219 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130 888-637-0704 • budgetsuites.com

Alexis Park All Suite Resort $-$$$$$ • 495 Rooms 375 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-582-2228 • alexispark.com

Americas Best Value Inn Las Vegas $-$$$ • 257 Rooms 167 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-315-2378 abvilasvegas.com

ARIA Resort & Casino $-$$$$ • 4,004 Rooms 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-359-7757 • aria.com

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Casino Hotel & RV Park $-$$$ • 303 Rooms 4575 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89121 888-236-9066 arizonacharliesboulder.com

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Casino & Hotel $-$$$ • 258 Rooms 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 888-236-8645 arizonacharliesdecatur.com

Bellagio Las Vegas $$$-$$$$$ • 3,933 Rooms 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-987-6667 • bellagio.com

Budget Suites of America Tropicana $$$-$$$$ • 480 Rooms 3655 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89103 866-877-2000 • budgetsuites.com

Best Western McCarran Inn $-$$$ • 100 Rooms 4970 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-626-7575 • bestwestern.com

Budget Suites of America Wynn $$$-$$$$ • 414 Rooms 4205 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89103 888-611-0414 • budgetsuites.com

Best Western Plus Casino Royale $-$$$ • 152 Rooms 3411 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-854-7666 casinoroyalehotel.com

Caesars Palace $$$-$$$$$ • 3,960 Rooms 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-227-5938 caesarspalace.com

Best Western Plus Las Vegas West $$-$$$ • 59 Rooms 8669 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117 800-WESTERN • bestwestern.com

Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel $-$$$ • 695 Rooms 128 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-937-6537 • binions.com

California Hotel Casino Las Vegas $-$$$ • 781 Rooms 12 E. Ogden Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-6505 • thecal.com

Candlewood Suites $$-$$$ • 276 Rooms 4034 S. Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-226-3539 candlewoodsuites.com

Capri Motel $ • 18 Rooms 3245 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-457-1429

The Carriage House $$-$$$$ • 155 Rooms 105 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-221-2301 carriagehouselasvegas.com

Circus Circus Las Vegas $-$$$$$ • 3,767 Rooms 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-634-3450 circuscircus.com

Comfort Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 81 Rooms 4375 E. Craig Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89115 866-476-9330 choicehotels.com

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas $$$-$$$$$ • 2,995 Rooms 3708 Las Vegas Blvd.S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 877-551-7772 cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center $$$ • 149 Rooms 3275 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-791-3600 • marriott.com

Courtyard Las Vegas South $$$-$$$$ • 146 Rooms 5845 S. Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-321-2211 marriott.com/lascy

Courtyard Las Vegas/Summerlin $$$-$$$$ • 154 Rooms 1901 N. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89108 800-321-2211 • marriott.com

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The Cromwell $$$-$$$$ • 108 Rooms 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 844-1-AM-CROM • thecromwell.com

the D Las Vegas $-$$$$ • 638 Rooms 301 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-522-4700 • thed.com

Days Inn Wild Wild West Gambling Hall $-$$$$ • 260 Rooms 3330 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89103 800-634-3488 • daysinn.com

Delano Las Vegas $$$-$$$$ • 1,117 Rooms 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 877-632-7800 delanolasvegas.com

Desert Hills Motel $-$$ • 32 Rooms 2121 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-309-5891 • vegas-motels.com

Desert Moon Motel $-$$$ • 30 Rooms 1701 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-382-5535 desertmoonmotel.yolasite.com

Diamond Inn Motel $-$$ • 44 Rooms 4605 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-736-2565 • diamondinnlv.com

Doubletree by Hilton Las Vegas Airport $$-$$$ • 190 Rooms 7250 Pollock Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-222-TREE doubletreelasvegas.com

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 629 Rooms 206 N. 3rd St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 855-384-7263 downtowngrand.com

Downtowner Motel $ • 200 Rooms 129 N. 8th St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-777-2566

Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel $-$$$$ • 307 Rooms 5255 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122 866-999-4899 eastsidecannery.com

El Cortez Cabana Suites $-$$$ • 64 Rooms 651 E. Ogden Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-6703 elcortezhotelcasino.com

Desert Paradise Resort $$$-$$$$$ • 148 Rooms 5165 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118 877-257-0010 diamondresorts.com

El Cortez Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 362 Rooms 600 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-6703 elcortezhotelcasino.com

Desert Rose Resort $$-$$$$$ • 284 Rooms 5051 Duke Ellington Way Las Vegas, NV 89119 888-732-8099 desertroseresort.com

element Las Vegas Summerlin $$-$$$$ • 123 Rooms 10555 Discovery Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89135 877-353-6368 elementlasvegassummerlin.com

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Embassy Suites Airport Las Vegas $$-$$$$$ • 220 Rooms 4315 Swenson St. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-EMBASSY lasvegasairport.embassysuites.com

Extended Stay America Las Vegas — MidTown $-$$$ • 124 Rooms 3045 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-804-3724 extendedstayamerica.com

Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas $$-$$$ • 285 Rooms 3600 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-362-2779 lasvegasembassysuites.com

Extended Stay America Las Vegas Valley View $$-$$$ Rooms • 175 Rooms 4270 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 800-EXT-STAY extendedstayhotels.com

Emerald Suites Convention Center $$-$$$ • 359 Rooms 3684 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-699-7000 • emeraldsuites.com

Emerald Suites — Cameron $-$$$ • 96 Rooms 4777 Cameron St. Las Vegas, NV 89103 866-847-2002 • emeraldsuites.com

Emerald Suites — South $$-$$$ • 386 Rooms 9145 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89123 866-847-2002 • emeraldsuites.com

Encore Wynn Las Vegas $$$-$$$$$ • 2,034 Rooms 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-320-7125 • wynnlasvegas.com

Excalibur Hotel & Casino $-$$$$$ • 3,981 Rooms 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-937-7777 • excalibur.com

Extended Stay America Las Vegas — Flamingo $$ • 125 Rooms 1550 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-EXT-STAY extendedstayhotels.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Las Vegas South $$$-$$$$ • 142 Rooms 5775 S. Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-228-2800 • mariott.com

Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport $$-$$$ • 128 Rooms 3850 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-228-2800 • mariott.com

Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino $-$$$$ • 100 Rooms 2400 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130 800-731-7333 fiestarancho.sclv.com

Flamingo Las Vegas $$-$$$$$ • 3,545 Rooms 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-902-9929 flamingolasvegas.com

Four Queens Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 690 Rooms 202 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-6045 fourqueens.com

Four Seasons Hotel $$$$-$$$$$ • 424 Rooms 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89119 877-632-5000 fourseasons.com/lasvegas


Fremont Hotel & Casino $ • 447 Rooms 200 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-6182 • fremontcasino.com

Fun City Motel $ • 86 Rooms 2233 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-731-3155

Gatewood Motel $-$$ • 20 Rooms 3075 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-457-3660 Gold Coast Hotel & Casino $ • 712 Rooms 4000 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 888-402-6278 goldcoastcasino.com

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino $-$$$$$ • 122 Rooms 1 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-426-1906 goldengatecasino.com

Golden Nugget $$-$$$$ • 2,345 Rooms 129 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-3454 • goldennugget.com

Hampton Inn Tropicana $$-$$$ • 322 Rooms 4975 S. Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-HAMPTON hamptoninntropicana.com

Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas South $$-$$$ • 139 Rooms 5760 Polaris Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

The Jockey Club $$-$$$$$ • 270 Rooms 3700 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-634-6649 jockeyclubvegas.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 1,500 Rooms 4455 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-HRD-ROCK • hardrockhotel.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Las Vegas $$-$$$ • 110 Rooms 6220 S. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-HOLIDAY lasvegashie.com

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa $$$-$$$$ • 548 Rooms 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89145 877-869-8777 jwlasvegasresort.com

Holiday Motel $-$$ • 46 Rooms 2205 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-735-6464

La Palm Motel $-$$ • 44 Rooms 2512 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-384-5874

Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport $$-$$$ • 147 Rooms 230 Hidden Well Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-CALL HOME homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport North Convention Center $$-$$$ • 251 Rooms 3970 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-753-3757 • lq.com

Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino $-$$$$$ • 2,530 Rooms 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-214-9110 • harrahs.com

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South $$$-$$$$ • 155 Rooms 7830 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89123 877-STAY-HG hiltongardeninn.com

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo Las Vegas $$-$$$ • 315 Rooms 3575 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-697-2900 flamingohgvc.hilton.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport $$-$$$ • 129 Rooms 6575 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-HAMPTON hamptoninn.hilton.com

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Paradise $$-$$$ • 419 Rooms 455 Karen Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-388-4482 lasvegasconventioncenterhgvc. hilton.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Redrock/Summerlin $$-$$$ • 106 Rooms 4280 S. Grand Canyon Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89147 800-HAMPTON hamptoninn.hilton.com

Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard $$-$$$$$ • 1,228 Rooms 2650 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-388-4482 lasvegasstriphgvc.hilton.com

Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin $$-$$$ • 127 Rooms 7100 Cascade Valley Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89128 800-HAMPTON hamptoninn.hilton.com

Holiday House Motel $-$$ • 76 Rooms 2211 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-735-6464

Hooters Casino Hotel $$-$$$$$ • 696 Rooms 115 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-LV-HOOTS hooterscasinohotel.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South $$-$$$ • 140 Rooms 6560 Surrey St. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-753-3757 • lq.com

Hotel Shalimar Las Vegas $-$$ • 100 Rooms 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-388-0301 shalimarhotellasvegas.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Northwest Tech Center $$-$$$ • 128 Rooms 7101 Cascade Valley Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89128 800-753-3757 • lq.com

Howard Johnson East Tropicana $-$$ • 295 Rooms 165 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-476-6500 • hojo.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas RedRock/Summerlin $$-$$$ • 75 Rooms 9570 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117 800-753-3757 • lq.com

Hyatt Place Las Vegas $$-$$$ • 202 Rooms 4520 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 888-444-0611 lasvegas.place.hyatt.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tropicana 4975 S. Valley View Blvd. $$-$$$ • 59 Rooms Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-753-3757 laquintalasvegastropicana.com

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Las Vegas Airport Travelodge $-$$$ • 106 Rooms 5075 Koval Ln. Las Vegas, NV 89119 866-GOSTRIP • wyndham.com

Manor Suites $$ • 260 Rooms 7230 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-939-9000 • manorsuites.com

New York-New York Hotel & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 2,024 Rooms 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-612-2121 • newyorknewyork.com

Las Vegas Hostel $ • 38 Rooms 1322 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-550-8958 • lasvegashostel.net

Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino $$-$$$ • 314 Rooms 3500 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-634-6501 • mardigrasinn.com

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace $$$-$$$$$ • 181 Rooms 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-223-7277 nobucaesarspalace.com

The Platinum Hotel & Spa $$$-$$$$ • 255 Rooms 211 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 877-211-9211 • lvplatinum.com

Oasis at Gold Spike $-$$$ • 86 Rooms 217 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89101 866-599-6674 • oasisatgoldspike.com

Plaza Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 1,004 Rooms 1 Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-65750 • plazahotelcasino.com

The Orleans Hotel & Casino $$ • 1,885 Rooms 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89103 888-365-7111 • orleanscasino.com

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa $$$-$$$$$ • 816 Rooms 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135 866-767-7773 redrocklasvegas.com

Palace Station Hotel Casino $-$$$$ • 1,011 Rooms 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 800-634-3101 • palacestation.com

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel $$$-$$$$$ • 548 Rooms 3400 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-750-0980 renaissancelasvegas.com

Las Vegas Marriott $$$-$$$$ • 278 Rooms 325 Convention Center Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-228-9290 • marriott.com

The LINQ Hotel & Casino $$$-$$$$ • 2,256 Rooms 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 855-891-6863 caesars.com/thelinq

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 5,044 Rooms 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-929-1111 • mgmgrand.com

The Mirage Hotel & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 3,044 Rooms 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-374-9000 • mirage.com

Longhorn Hotel $-$$$ • 150 Rooms 5288 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122 702-435-8888 longhorncasinolv.com

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino $-$$$$$ • 2,992 Rooms 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-311-8999 • montecarlo.com

Luxor Hotel & Casino $-$$$$$ • 4,400 Rooms 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89119 800-366-4658 • luxor.com

Motel 6 - Las Vegas Boulder Highway $-$$ • 161 Rooms 4125 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89121 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com

The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino $$$-$$$$$ • 3,066 Rooms 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 877-883-6423 • palazzolasvegas.com

Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, Hotel $ • 406 Rooms 200 N. Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-373-8933 mainstreetcasino.com

Motel 6 — Las Vegas I-15 $-$$ • 139 Rooms 5085 S. Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com

Palms Casino Resort $-$$$$$ • 766 Rooms 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 866-725-6773 • palms.com

Motel 6 — Las Vegas Tropicana $-$$ • 607 Rooms 195 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com

Palms Place Hotel & Spa $$-$$$$$ • 500 Rooms 4381 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 866-942-7779 palms.com/palms-place

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 3,211 Rooms 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89119 877-632-7800 • mandalaybay.com

Mandarin Oriental — Las Vegas $$$$$ • 392 Rooms 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-881-9578 mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas

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Motel 8 — Las Vegas $-$$ • 24 Rooms 3961 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-739-1777 motel8lasvegas.yolasite.com

Paris Las Vegas $$-$$$$$ • 2,916 Rooms 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 877-796-2096 • parislv.com

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino $$-$$$$$ • 2,496 Rooms 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-919-7472 planethollywoodresort.com

Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center $$$-$$$$$ • 192 Rooms 3225 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-331-3131 • residenceinn.com

Residence Inn Las Vegas Hughes Center $$-$$$$$ • 255 Rooms 370 Hughes Center Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-331-3131 • residenceinn.com

Residence Inn Las Vegas South $$-$$$$ • 160 Rooms 5875 S. Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-331-3131 • residenceinn.com

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino $-$$$$$ • 2,522 Rooms 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 866-746-7671 • riolasvegas.com


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The Rita Suites $$-$$$ • 220 Rooms 344 E. Desert Inn Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-553-9111 • ritasuites.com

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall $-$$$$ • 646 Rooms 5111 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122 800-634-6371 • samstownlv.com

Santa Fe Station Hotel Casino $-$$$$ • 200 Rooms 4949 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130 888-767-7771 santafestationlasvegas.com

Serene Las Vegas An Innplace Resort $$-$$$ • 150 Rooms 455 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89169 877-997-8667 serenevegas.com

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Siegel Slots & Suites $ • 171 Rooms 5011 E. Craig Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89115 800-223-6330 siegelslotsandsuites.com

Silverton Casino Lodge $$-$$$ • 300 Rooms 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89139 800-588-7711 silvertoncasino.com

Siena Suites Hotel $-$$$ • 600 Rooms 6555 S. Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122 702-648-2100 sienasuiteshotel.com

Sin City Hostel $ • 64 Rooms 1208 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-868-0222 sincityhostel.com

Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower $-$$$$$ • 2,427 Rooms 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, NV 89104 800-998-6937 stratospherehotel.com

The Signature at MGM Grand $$-$$$$$ • 1,728 Rooms 145 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 877-612-2121 signaturemgmgrand.com

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa $-$$$$$ • 2,163 Rooms 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89123 866-796-7111 southpointcasino.com

Suncoast Hotel & Casino $-$$$$ • 427 Rooms 9090 Alta Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89145 866-636-7111 suncoastcasino.com

Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 327 Rooms 4100 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 800-640-9777 silversevenscasino.com

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center $$$-$$$$ • 299 Rooms 2989 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-287-2166 • marriott.com

Super 8 Motel Las Vegas Strip Area $-$$$$ • 300 Rooms 4250 Koval Ln. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-800-8000 • super8.com

Staybridge Suites Las Vegas $$-$$$ • 118 Rooms 5735 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118 800-225-1237 • staybridge.com

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Travelodge Las Vegas $-$$ • 100 Rooms 2830 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-735-4222 • travelodge.com

Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip $$-$$$$ • 125 Rooms 3735 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-736-3443 • travelodge.com

Treasure Island $$-$$$$$ • 2,884 Rooms 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-288-7206 treasureisland.com

Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort $$$-$$$$ • 208 Rooms 5625 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 888-808-7410 wgflamingobay.com

Edgewater Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 1,053 Rooms 2020 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-677-4837 edgewater-casino.com

Westgate Las Vegas Resort $-$$$$ • 2,956 Rooms 3000 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-732-7117 westgatelasvegasresort.com

Golden Nugget Laughlin $-$$$ • 300 Rooms 2300 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89028 800-950-7700 • goldennugget.com

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa $$$-$$$$$ • 826 Rooms 160 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-716-8137 • westinvegas.com

Tropicana Las Vegas Doubletree by Hilton $$-$$$$$ • 1,375 Rooms 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-GO2-TROP • troplv.com

Wynn Las Vegas $$$-$$$$$ • 2,716 Rooms 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-320-7123 • wynnlasvegas.com

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas $$-$$$$$ • 1,282 Rooms 2000 Fashion Show Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-939-8786 • trumplv.com

LAUGHLIN Aquarius Casino Resort $-$$$ • 1,907 Rooms 1900 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89028 888-662-5825 • theaquarius.com

Tuscany Suites & Casino $-$$$$$ • 716 Rooms 255 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 877-887-2261 tuscanylv.com

Bayshore Inn $ • 104 Rooms 1955 West Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 702-299-9010 bayshoreinnnv.com

Harrah’s Laughlin Casino Hotel $-$$$ • 1,505 Rooms 2900 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-427-7247 harrahslaughlin.com

Laughlin River Lodge $-$$$ • 1,003 Rooms 2700 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-835-7903 laughlinriverlodge.com

Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall $-$$ • 416 Rooms 2200 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-634-3469 pioneerlaughlin.com

Tropicana Express Hotel Casino $-$$ • 1,500 Rooms 2121 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-243-6846 • troplaughlin.com

Vdara Hotel & Spa $$$-$$$$$ • 1,495 Rooms 2600 W. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109 866-745-7767 • vdara.com

Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino $-$$$$$ • 1,164 Rooms 2100 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-477-4837 • coloradobelle.com

MESQUITE Best Western Mesquite Inn $$ • 67 Rooms 390 N. Sandhill Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 800-463-6302 bestwestern.com/mesquiteinn

The Venetian Resort-HotelCasino $$$-$$$$$ • 4,027 Rooms 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-2VENICE venetian.com

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino $-$$$ • 1,405 Rooms 1650 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-227-3849 riversideresort.com

CasaBlanca Resort-HotelCasino-Golf & Spa $-$$$ • 472 Rooms 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 877-GETAWAY casablancaresort.com

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Desert Palms Motel $ • 21 Rooms 92 W. Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 702-346-5756

Eureka Casino Hotel Resort $$-$$$ • 213 Rooms 275 Mesa Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 800-346-4611 eurekamesquite.com

Highland Estates Resort $$-$$$ • 81 Rooms 555 Highland Dr. Mesquite, NV 89027 888-416-8383

Holiday Inn Express & Suites $$-$$$ • 130 Rooms 1030 W. Pioneer Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 888-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

Stateline Casino & Motel $ • 12 Rooms 490 W. Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 702-346-5752 statelinecasinonv.com

Virgin River Hotel Casino & Bingo $-$$$ • 717 Rooms 100 Pioneer Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 877-438-2929 virginriver.com

MT. CHARLESTON Mount Charleston Lodge & Cabins $$$-$$$$ • 23 cabins 5375 Kyle Canyon Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89124 702-872-5408 mtcharlestonlodge.com

The Resort on Mt. Charleston $$-$$$ • 61 Rooms 2275 Kyle Canyon Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89124 888-559-1888 mtcharlestonresort.com


NORTH LAS VEGAS Aliante Station Casino & Hotel $$-$$$$$ • 202 Rooms 7300 Aliante Pkwy. North Las Vegas, NV 89084 877-477-7627 aliantegaming.com

Cannery Casino & Hotel $-$$$ • 200 Rooms 2121 E. Craig Rd. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 866-999-4899 cannerycasino.com

Barker Motel $ • 28 Rooms 2600 Las Vegas Blvd. N. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 702-642-1138

Hampton Inn Las Vegas/North Speedway $$-$$$ • 96 Rooms 2852 E. Craig Rd. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 800-HAMPTON • hampton.com

Best Western Plus North Las Vegas Inn & Suites $$-$$$ • 74 Rooms 4540 Donovan Way North Las Vegas, NV 89081 800-528-1234 bestwesternnevada.com

Branding Iron Motel $$ • 17 Rooms 2519 Las Vegas Blvd N. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 702-642-6618

Hitchin’ Post RV Park Motel, Saloon and Steakhouse $-$$ • 13 Rooms 3640 Las Vegas Blvd. N. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 888-433-8402 • hprvp.com

Holiday Inn Express Nellis $$-$$$ • 87 Rooms 4035 N. Nellis Blvd. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

Knotty Pine Motel $$ • 20 Rooms 1900 Las Vegas Blvd. N. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 702-642-8300 La Quinta Inn-Nellis $$-$$$ • 59 Rooms 4288 N. Nellis Blvd. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 800-753-3757 laquintalasvegasnellis.com

Lucky Club Hotel and Casino $-$$$ • 78 Rooms 3227 Civic Center Dr. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 877-333-9291 luckyclublv.com

Nellis Suites at Main Gate $$-$$$ • 163 Rooms 4555 Las Vegas Blvd. N. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 702-946-9999 nellissuitesatmaingate.com

Siegel Suites Craig $$$ • 125 Rooms 5230 E. Craig Rd. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 888-422-1212 siegelsuites.com

SpringHill Suites Las Vegas/ North Speedway $$-$$$ • 94 Rooms 2910 E. Craig Rd. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 888-236-2427 marriott.com

Sunrise Inn $$-$$$$ • 59 Rooms 910 E. Cheyenne Ave. North Las Vegas, NV 89030 702-399-1500

Super 8 Las Vegas/Nellis/AFB $-$$$ • 119 Rooms 4435 Las Vegas Blvd. N. North Las Vegas, NV 89115 702-644-7878

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SEARCHLIGHT Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina Motel $-$$$ • 24 Rooms 10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd. Searchlight, NV 89046 702-297-1464 cottonwoodcoveresort.com

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel $-$$$ • 202 Rooms 2101 Texas Star Ln. North Las Vegas, NV 89032 800-654-8888 texasstation.com

OVERTON North Shore Inn at Lake Mead $$ • 43 Rooms 520 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 702-397-6000 northshoreinnatlakemead.com

El Rey Motel $ • 21 Rooms 430 U.S. Hwy. 95 S. Searchlight, NV 89046 702-297-1144

Plaza Motel $-$$ • 11 Rooms 207 S. Moapa Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 800-990-8348

RV PARKS BOULDER CITY Boulder Oaks RV Resort 90 Sites 1010 Industrial Rd. Boulder City, NV 89005 800-478-5687 boulderoaksrvresort.com

PRIMM/JEAN Buffalo Bill’s $-$$ • 1,264 Rooms 31700 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Primm, NV 89019 800-FUN-STOP primmvalleyresorts.com

Gold Strike Hotel & Gambling Hall $ • 809 Rooms 1 Main St. Jean, NV 89019 800-634-1359 goldstrikejean.com

Canyon Trail RV Park 156 Sites 1200 Industrial Rd. Boulder City, NV 89005 702-293-1200 canyontrailrvparknv.com

Lake Mead RV Village 115 Sites 258 Lakeshore Rd. Boulder City, NV 89005 (702) 293-2540 lakemeadrvvillage.com

Primm Valley Casino Resort $-$$ • 654 Rooms 31900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Primm, NV 89019 800-FUN-STOP primmvalleyresorts.com

CAL-NEV-ARI Cal-Nev-Ari Market & RV Park 58 Sites 2 Spirit Mountain Ln. Cal-Nev-Ari, NV 89039 702-297-1115

Whiskey Pete’s Hotel/Casino $-$$ • 777 Rooms 100 W. Primm Blvd. Primm, NV 89019 800-FUN-STOP primmvalleyresorts.com

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HENDERSON Desert Sands RV Park 245 Sites 1940 N. Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89011 702-565-1945

Las Vegas RV Resort 400 Sites 3890 S. Nellis Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89121 702-451-8005 lasvegasrvresort.com

LAS VEGAS American Campground & RV Park 44 Sites 3440 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89115 702-643-1222 americancampground.biz

LVM Resort 407 Sites 8175 Arville St. Las Vegas, NV 89139 702-897-9300 lvmresort.com

Arizona Charlie’s East RV Park 221 Sites 4445 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89121 800-970-7280 arizonacharlies.com

Duck Creek RV Park 207 Sites 6635 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122 702-454-7090 duckcreekrvparklv.com

Hitchin’ Post RV Park Motel, Saloon and Steakhouse 196 Sites 3640 Las Vegas Blvd. N. Las Vegas, NV 89115 800-433-8402 hprvp.com

Main Street Station RV Park 99 Sites 200 N. Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 800-634-6255 mainstreetcasino.com

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort 701 Sites 2711 W. Windmill Ln. Las Vegas, NV 89123 702-260-2020 oasislasvegasrvresort.com

Riviera RV Park 137 Sites 2200 Palm St. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-457-8700 rivierarvpark.com

King’s Row Trailer Park 200 Sites 3660 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89121 702-457-3606 kingsrowrv.com

Roadrunner RV Park 200 Sites 4711 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89121 702-456-4711 roadrunnerrvpark.com

Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town 493 Sites 5225 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas, NV 89122 800-634-6371 koa.com/lasvegas

RV Park at Circus Circus 170 Sites 500 Circus Circus Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-562-7270 circuscircus.com


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1-800-836-4036 www.CamelSafari.com/nm LAUGHLIN Laughlin-Ari KOA 260 Sites 10000 Aha Macav Pkwy. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-562-4142 • koa.com

MOAPA VALLEY Echo Bay Resort & Marina 35 Sites 600 Echo Bay Rd. Overton, NV 89040 702-394-4000 lakemeadvillage.com

Riverside Resort RV Park 740 Sites 1651 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029 800-227-3849 • riversideresort.com

Fun n Sun RV Park 112 Sites 280 N. Cooper St. Overton, NV 89040 702-397-8894

MESQUITE CasaBlanca RV Park 45 Sites 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027 800-459-7529 • casablancaresort.com

Palms Creek RV Park 16 Sites 3215 W. Warm Springs Rd. Moapa, NV 89025 702-865-2777

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= Phones in Room

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BED & BREAKFASTS

Robbin’s Nest Mobile Village 51 Sites 479 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 702-397-2364

BOULDER CITY Milo’s Cellar & Inn at Boulder $$-$$$ • 4 Rooms 4 Private Baths 438 Nevada Way Boulder City, NV 702-294-4244 milosinnatboulder.com

OVERTON Callville Bay Resort Marina 5 Sites 100 Callville Bay Marina Rd. Overton, NV 89120 702-565-8958 • callvillebay.com

SEARCHLIGHT Cottonwood Cave Resort & Marina 72 Sites 10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd. Searchlight, NV 89046 702-297-1464 cottonwoodcoveresort.com

Cree’s Mobile Home Park 15 Sites 701 W. Nevada SR 164 Searchlight, NV 89046 702-297-1532

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Nevada is home to four major American Indian tribes: Wa She Shu (Washoe), Nu Mu (Northern Paiute), Newe (Western Shoshone) and Newu (Southern Paiute.) For thousands of years, their ancestors cared for and were sustained by this land. Today, these tribes are a vital, integral part of the community, and are an important voice in the Nevada story. Significant tribal lands and cultural sites are found throughout Nevada. These gems constitute Indian Territory — the entire Silver State. From the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum in the north to the annual Southern Paiute Veterans Powwow in Overton, there are many ways to learn about Nevada Indian culture.

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MUST SEES! Grimes Point & Hidden Cave See petroglyphs (ancient rock art) at Grimes Point Archaeological Area, about seven miles (11 km) east of Fallon. This site includes a short, interpretive trail past basalt rocks bearing petroglyphs made thousands of years ago. Plan your trip to include a guided tour of Hidden Cave, an archaeological site about 1.5 miles north of Grimes Point. Tours are offered on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, beginning at the Churchill County Museum in Fallon.

Pyramid Lake This desert lake within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation, about 35 miles northeast of Reno, plays a significant role in the tribe’s history and culture. Visitors can learn more at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum in Nixon, on the southern end of the Lake. The lake is popular for water recreation, particularly fishing, as well as bird watching. The pyramid-shaped island in the middle of the lake, Anaho Island, is one of the largest breeding colonies for the American white pelican in North America. Pyramid Lake Fisheries, where cui-ui and Lahontan cutthroat trout are bred, is in Sutcliffe, on the western side of the lake, and is open by appointment.

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Artifacts belonging to the Ancestral Puebloan civilization, which lived in the American Southwest more than 1,400 years ago, are the basis of the collection at this state museum in Overton, about 64 miles (103 km) northeast of Las Vegas. The museum’s programming includes ongoing archaeological research on Lost City sites.

See pictographs painted thousands of years ago in this cave at the Toquima Cave Campground about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Austin. Part of the HumboldtToiyabe National Forest, the cave was used by people between 3,000 and 1,500 years ago. These treasures are protected by a gate, but the artwork is clearly visible.

Under One Sky This permanent exhibit at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City tells the story of the Great Basin region from the American Indian perspective. Find out when humans first occupied the Nevada portion of the Great Basin, the natural foods they collected and the skills they used for survival.

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FLYING IN? If you’re flying into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, take a look at the Nevada Indian Territory exhibit on the second floor. In addition to pictures and traditional artwork created by American Indian artisans, a video on Nevada’s Indian culture is displayed. This video also is available on the Nevada’s Indian Territory website, NevadaIndianTerritory.com.

The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, offering three 18-hole courses about 23 miles (37 km) from downtown Las Vegas, is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. World Golf Hall of Fame member Pete Dye designed the courses: Sun Mountain, challenging and scenic; Snow Mountain, the original course; and Wolf, featuring a stunning 15th-hole island green. Details at LVPaiuteGolf.com.

RESOURCES NEVADA’S INDIAN TERRITORY 775-687-8333 NevadaIndianTerritory.com Grimes Point Archaeological Site 775-885-6000 BLM.gov/visit/grimes-pointhidden-cave-site Lost City Museum 702-397-2193 NVCulture.org/LostCityMuseum Nevada State Museum, Carson City 775-687-4810 NVCulture.org/NevadaState MuseumCarsonCity Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe 775-574-1000 PyramidLake.us Stewart Indian School 775-687-8333 StewartIndianSchool.com

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Accommodations in Cowboy Country, 82–84 in Indian Territory, 121 in Las Vegas Territory, 110–118 in Nevada Silver Trails, 104–105 New to the Scene, 11 in Pony Express Territory, 98–99 in Reno-Tahoe Territory, 90–94 Alan Bible Visitor Center, 109 Alibi Ale Works, 18 Alien stories, 28–31 Amargosa Opera House, 48 American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament, 15 American Gaming Archives, 62 Anaho Island, 121 Angel Lake, 6, 51, 57, 73 Angel Lake Scenic Byway, 73 App for TravelNevada, 4, 61 Area 51, 28–31, 41 Art and Free-Range Art Highway, 7, 32–35 in Las Vegas, 108 in Reno, 11, 17, 23, 24, 25, 89 Artown, 14 Art Spot Reno, 25 Astronomy, 16, 41 Atomic Liquors, 49 Austin, 43, 44, 45, 96, 97, 98, 100, 101

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Backcountry Discovery Route, 12, 67 Baker, 16, 98, 100, 101. See also Great Basin National Park; Loneliest Road. Baker, Aurel, 72 Bartley Ranch, 95 BaseCamp at Whitney Peak Hotel, 69, 89 Bathtub Races, 15 Battle Born Beer Co., 18 Battle Mountain, 15, 44, 81, 82, 86 Beaches on Lake Tahoe, 26 Beatty, 15, 48, 103, 104, 105, 106 Beaver Dam State Park, 37, 38, 39, 57, 76, 103 Bed & breakfasts, 38 in Cowboy Country, 87 in Las Vegas Territory, 119 in Nevada Silver Trails, 107 in Pony Express Territory, 101 in Reno-Tahoe Territory, 95 Berlin, 59, 103 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 6, 59, 76, 79, 103 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff, 15 Big Bend of the Colorado Recreation Area, 76 Biking, 39, 72, 103 49er Gravel Grinder bike ride, 39 Human Powered Speed Challenge, 15, 44, 80 Lake Tahoe, 26 Lincoln County trail system, 12, 39 Park to Park Pedal, 16, 39, 103 White Pine County, 41 Black Rock Desert, 22, 24, 25, 80 Burning Man, 15, 22, 25, 80 must sees, 81 off-roading, 67 Black Rock/High Rock Visitor Center and Store, 24 Black Rock Mud, 18 Blue Diamond, 76, 110 Bonanza Opal Mine, 70 Bonnie Springs Western Chapel, 73 Bonsai Rock (Lake Tahoe), 8 Boot Hill Cemetery, 36 Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides, 26, 71 Bottle House, 59 Boulder City, 46, 47, 108, 109, 117 accommodations, 110, 118 additional resources, 109 Damboree Celebration, 15 golf, 58 Nevada State Railroad Museum, 63 Bristlecone pine trees, 36, 40, 43 Bruno’s Country Club, 22 Buckaroo Hall of Fame, 78 Bucket of Blood Saloon, 88 Buckland Station, 76 Burke, Erik, 17 Burner boutiques, 23, 24 Burner Byway, 7, 22–25 Burning Man, 15, 22, 25, 80 and Burner Byway road trip, 7, 22–25

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Calendar of special events, 14–16 Caliente, 37, 38, 39, 103 accommodations, 104, 105 mountain biking, 12, 37, 39 state parks, 38, 39, 76 California Trail Interpretive Center, 14, 50, 52, 81 Camel Races, 15, 89 Camel Safari outfitters, 109, 119 Carlin, 81, 82, 86 Carson City, 76, 88, 89, 109 accommodations, 90, 94, 95 additional resources, 89 golf, 58 museums, 62, 63, 120, 121 must sees, 89 Shoe Tree Brewing Company, 12 special events, 14, 16 Stewart Indian School, 14, 66 The Union restaurant, 12 Carson Valley, 8, 39, 88, 93. See also Gardnerville; Genoa; Minden. additional resources, 89 golf, 58 special events, 14 Cascata Golf Course, 58 Castle Rock, 68 Cathedral Gorge State Park, 36, 38, 39, 75, 76, 79, 103 Cave Lake State Park, 14, 56, 76, 97 Cave Rock State Park (Lake Tahoe), 76 Central Nevada Museum, 28, 64 Charcoal ovens, 36, 76, 97 Charleston Reservoir, 73 Chickadee Ridge, 9 Chinese New Year in the Desert, 14 Christmas on the Comstock, 16 Churchill County Museum, 65, 97, 121 Churchill Vineyards, 42 Cold Springs Station, 42, 45 Colorado River, 47, 109 Conrad Creek Yurt, 52 Cottonwood Guest Ranch, 52 Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum, 12, 50, 54, 65, 81 Cowboy Country, 78, 80–87 accommodations, 82–87 must sees, 81 Crosby Lodge, 121 Cross-country skiing, 26, 71, 73 Cultural travel, 121 Cutthroat trout, 56, 57, 121

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Dark Skies designation, 41 Davidson’s Organics, 18 Dayton State Park, 76 Death Valley National Park, 48, 59, 103 Delamar, 39 Diamond Peak, 26, 71, 88 Diana Mine, 103 The Discovery Museum, 65, 89 Distances in Cowboy Country, 81 in Las Vegas Territory, 109 in Nevada Silver Trails, 103 in Pony Express Territory, 97 in Reno-Tahoe Territory, 89 Dogs at state parks, 2 Driving routes. See Road trip itineraries

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Eagles & Ag event, 14 East Ely Railroad Museum, 43, 63, 70, 97 East Humboldt Mountain Range, 52 Echo Canyon State Park, 38, 39, 76, 103 The Eddy, 11 Edgewood Golf Course, 11, 13, 58 Eldorado Canyon, 59 Electric charging stations, 35 Electric Daisy Carnival, 14 Electric Highway, 35 Elephant Rock (Valley of Fire), 46 Elgin School House State Park, 76 Elko, 78, 81, 84 accommodations, 82–83, 86 additional resources, 81 Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum, 12, 50, 54, 65, 81 J.M. Capriola store, 18, 50, 54, 81 must sees, 81 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 14, 50, 80, 81, 84 Northeastern Nevada Museum, 54, 65, 81 on Rubies Route, 50–54

Silver State Stampede, 15, 80, 84 special events, 14, 15, 50, 84 Star Hotel, 53, 54, 81 winter activities, 73 Ely, 97, 101 accommodations, 98, 100, 101 Cave Lake State Park, 14, 76, 97 Garnet Hill, 70 Ghost Train, 41 museums, 43, 63, 70 must sees, 97 special events, 14, 15 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 36, 76, 97 E.T. Highway, 7, 28–31, 102, 107 E-T-Fresh Jerky, 29 Eureka, 43, 95, 96, 97, 98 Eureka Opera House, 43, 96, 97 Eureka Sentinel Museum, 97 Extraterrestrial Highway, 7, 28–31, 102, 107

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Fallon, 96, 97, 99 accommodations, 98-99, 100–101 additional resources, 97 Churchill County Museum, 65, 97, 121 Lahontan State Recreation Area, 35, 76 Lattin Farms, 44, 97 must sees, 97 special events, 15 Fallon Cantaloupe Festival, 15 Fire & Ice Festival, 14 Fishing, 56–57, 72 ice fishing, 73 Fishing license, 56 Flume Trail, 26 Fort Churchill State Park, 35, 76 Fossils Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 6, 59, 76, 103 Ice Age Fossils State Park, 12, 76 Oak Springs Summit trilobite area, 39 Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument, 12 Free-Range Art Highway, 7, 32–35 Fremont Street, 33, 46, 47, 49 Fremont East Entertainment District, 108 Fremont Street Experience, 33 Frey Ranch Distillery, 18, 42, 96, 97 Furnace Creek Visitor Center, 103

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Gabbs, 6, 76, 104 Garcia Bit & Spur Co., 12, 50, 65 Gardnerville, 88, 90, 94 Garnet Hill, 70, 97 The Generator art space, 23 Genoa, 16, 76, 88, 90, 95 Genoa Candy Dance, 16 Gerlach, 22, 83, 86, 87 Ghost towns, 32, 39, 53, 59, 99, 102, 106 Metropolis, 53, 59 Rhyolite, 32, 48, 59, 103, 106, 107 Ghost Train of Old Ely, 41 Glamping, 52 Glitter Gulch, 33 Golden Knights NHL team, 12 Gold Fever Glass, 18 Gold Point, 59 Gold Point Bed & Breakfast, 59, 105, 107 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 33, 48, 103 Golf, 58 celebrity tournament, 15 Lake Tahoe, 26, 58 Mesquite, 47, 58, 108, 109 Grapevine Canyon, 79 Great Basin Artisans, 18 Great Basin Highway, 7, 9, 36–41 electric charging stations on, 35 Great Basin National Park, 36, 38, 40–41, 43, 70, 96, 97, 99 additional resources, 97 fishing, 57 Great Basin Astronomy Festival, 16, 41 Great Basin Tours, 121 Great Bathtub Races, 15 Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival, 14 Great Reno Balloon Race, 15 Great Southwest Moto Adventures, 67 Grimes Point Archeological Area, 45, 97, 121 Grindley, Jeffrey, 49 Guest ranches, 52 Guru Road, 23, 24


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Harrison Pass, 73 Hawthorne, 34, 76 accommodations, 104, 105 Hawthorne Army Depot, 34 Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, 34 Heavenly Mountain Resort, 26, 71 Heavenly Gondola, 71 Heli-skiing, Ruby Mountains, 51, 52, 73, 81 Henderson, 109, 110–111, 118 Hickison Petroglyphs, 44, 45, 97 Hidden Cave, 45, 121 High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, 24, 81 Hiking at Lake Tahoe, 26 Homage Bakery, 25 Honey & Goldies, 18 Hoover Dam, 9, 37, 46, 47, 63, 79, 108, 109 Hot August Nights, 15 Hot springs, 60–61 Spencer, 43, 44, 97 Human Powered Speed Challenge, 15, 44, 80 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 26, 51, 71, 73, 121

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Ice Age Fossils State Park, 6, 12, 76 Ice fishing, 73 Ice hockey, Golden Knights NHL team, 12 Ichthyosaur fossils, 6, 59, 103 iHeart Radio Music Festival, 15 Incline Village, 26, 71, 90 “Independence Day” (film), 29, 31 Indian Territory, 78, 79, 120–121 Indoor rock climbing, 69 International Camel & Ostrich Races, 15, 89 International Car Forest of the Last Church, 9, 33

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Jackpot, 81, 83, 86 Jackson Range, 87 Jarbidge, 51, 57, 81, 83, 86 Jarbidge Wilderness Area, 67 Jeanne Dini Cultural Center, 35 Jiggs, 51, 73 Jim Butler Days, 14 J.M. Capriola Co., 18, 50, 54, 81 Jub Jub’s Thirst Palor, 24

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Kershaw-Ryan State Park, 37, 38, 39, 76, 103 Kingston Canyon, 57 Knot Creek, 57

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Lahontan cutthroat trout, 56, 121 Lahontan State Recreation Area, 35, 76 Lahontan Valley, 97 Lake Mead, 37, 57, 79, 108, 109 Lakeridge Golf Course, 58 Lake Tahoe, 26–27, 78, 88 accommodations, 90-91, 94 additional resources, 89 Bonsai Rock, 8 fishing, 57 golf, 26, 58 The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, 11, 13 must sees, 89 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 78, 88–95 special events, 14, 15 state parks, 26, 71, 76 summer activities, 15, 26 weddings, 74 winter activities, 14, 26, 71 Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, 26, 71, 76 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, 15 Lamoille, 87 Lamoille Canyon, 6, 9, 51, 54, 80 fishing, 57 Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, 51, 73, 81 must sees, 81 rock climbing, 68–69 Lander County, 44, 81 Las Vegas, 79 accommodations, 111–116, 118 additional resources, 109 art district, 108 distances to other sites, 81, 89, 97, 103, 109 Fremont Street, 33, 46, 47, 49 Golden Knights NHL team, 12 golf, 12, 58, 121 Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, 11

museums, 11, 62, 64 special events, 14, 15, 16 weddings, 74 winter activities, 73 Las Vegas Golden Knights, 12 Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, 121 Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, 121 Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, 73 Las Vegas Territory, 79, 108-119 accommodations, 110–119 must sees, 109 Lattin Farms, 44, 97 Laughlin, 46, 47, 108, 109 accommodations, 116, 119 additional resources, 109 and Colorado River, 76, 109 golf, 58 must sees, 109 special events, 14, 16 Laughlin Events Center, 109 Laughlin International Film Festival, 16 Laughlin River Run, 14 Lee Canyon, 71, 73, 109 Lehman Caves, 36, 40, 41, 43, 99 Life is Beautiful event, 16 Lincoln County, 35, 103 mountain bike trail system, 12, 39 Park to Park Pedal, 16, 39, 103 Little Bluebird Turquoise, 18 The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, 11, 13 Logandale Pomegranate Arts & Crafts Festival, 16 Logandale Trails System, 67 Loneliest Road, 7, 42–45, 78, 95, 96, 97 Lost City Museum, 37, 63, 121 Lovelock, 76, 80, 81, 83, 86 Lovelock Cave, 81 Lovers Lock Plaza, 80, 81 Low, David, 77 Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, 11

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“Mars Attacks!” (film), 31 McGill Drugstore, 45, 97 Mesa Rim, 69 Mesquite, 46, 47, 109 accommodations, 116, 119 additional resources, 109 golf, 47, 58, 108, 109 must sees, 109 Metropolis, 53, 59 Middlegate Station, 42 Miller, Geralda, 25 Mina, 34 Minden, 88, 92, 94 Mizpah Club Casino, 34 Mizpah Hotel, 28, 34, 107 Moapa Powwow, 120 Moapa Valley, 16, 67 The Mob Museum, 64 Mormon Station State Park, 76 The Morris Burner Hostel, 24 Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, 26, 71, 72 Mountain biking, 72, 103 Caliente, 12, 37, 39 Lake Tahoe, 26 Lincoln County, 12, 39 White Pine County, 41 Mount Charleston, 73, 109 Mount Rose, 26, 71 Museums, 62–65 Central Nevada Museum, 28, 64 Churchill County Museum, 65, 97, 121 Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum, 12, 50, 54, 65, 81 in Cowboy Country, 81 The Discovery Museum, 65, 89 East Ely Railroad Museum, 43, 63, 70, 97 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 33, 48, 103 Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, 34 in Indian Territory, 121 in Las Vegas Territory, 109 Lost City Museum, 37, 63, 121 McGill Drugstore Museum, 45, 97 National Automobile Museum, 65, 89, 95 Neon Museum, 11, 64 Nevada Museum of Art, 89 Northeastern Nevada Museum, 54, 65, 81 in Pony Express Territory, 97 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum, 23, 120, 121 Railroad museums, 41, 43, 63, 70, 88, 96, 97 in Reno-Tahoe Territory, 88, 89 state museums, 1, 62–63, 88, 109, 120, 121

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National Automobile Museum, 65, 89, 95 National Basque Festival, 15 National Championship Air Races, 16 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 14, 50, 80, 81, 84 National Finals Rodeo, 16 Neon Museum, 11, 64 Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route, 12, 67 Nevada Day Celebration, 16 Nevada Historical Society, 62–63 Nevada-made products, 18–19 Nevada Museum of Art, 89 Nevada Northern Railway, 41, 43, 63, 70, 96, 97 Nevada Silver Trails, 79, 102–107 accommodations, 104–107 must sees, 103 Nevada State Museums, 1, 62–63, 88, 109 additional resources, 121 Under One Sky exhibit, 120, 121 Nevada state parks and recreation areas. See State parks and recreation areas Nevada State Railroad Museums, 63, 88 Night in the Country, 15, 35 Nixon, 121 Northeastern Nevada Museum, 54, 65, 81 Northern Paiute, 79, 120 North Lake Tahoe, 14, 89, 90 North Lake Tahoe Snowfest, 14

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Oak Springs Summit trilobite area, 39 Off-roading, 67, 102 Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route, 12, 67 Sand Mountain Recreation Area, 42 Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail, 38, 67, 79 Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 76 Oneloa, 18 Onion Reservoir, 57 Opals, 70 Ostrich races, 15, 89 Overton, 63, 76, 118, 119, 121

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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 37 Pahrump, 48, 103, 115 accommodations, 104, 105–106 additional resources, 103 golf, 58 special events, 16 Pahrump Social Powwow, 16 Pahrump Valley Winery, 18 Paiute Las Vegas, 121 Northern, 79, 120 Pyramid Lake, 23, 56, 121 Southern, 16, 79, 120 Palms Golf Course, 108 Panaca, 35, 76, 107 Park to Park Pedal, 16, 39, 103 “Paul” (film), 30 Petroglyph sites, 45, 79, 120 Hickison, 44, 45, 97 Pets, 2, 11 Pioche, 36, 38, 79, 103, 105, 106 Echo Canyon State Park, 38, 39, 76, 103 Planet X Pottery, 18, 22 Pomegranate Arts & Crafts Festival, 16 Pony Express stations, 42, 45 Pony Express Territory, 78, 96–101 accommodations, 98–101 must sees, 97 Powwows, 14, 15, 16, 120 Pyramid Lake, 23, 79 fishing, 56, 57, 121 must sees, 121 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 23, 56, 121 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum, 23, 120, 121 Pyramid Lake Reservation, 121

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Race events, 15, 16 Rachel, 28, 104, 106 Railroads East Ely Railroad Museum, 43, 63, 70, 97 Ghost Train of Old Ely, 41 Nevada Northern Railway, 41, 43, 70, 96, 97 Nevada State Railroad Museums, 63, 88 Virginia & Truckee Railroad, 89 Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine, 70 Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend, 14, 30, 80 Red Rock Canyon, 14, 68–69, 79, 108

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INDEX Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 108 Red Rock Climbing Center, 69 Red Rock Rendezvous, 14, 68 Red’s Ranch, 51 Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, 10, 11 Renaissance Village, 70, 97 Reno, 88, 89 accommodations, 92–94 additional resources, 89 art, 11, 17, 23, 24, 25, 89 Burner Byway, 23–24 climbing wall, 69 distances to other sites, 81, 89, 97, 103, 109 downtown area, 78, 89 The Eddy, 11 golf, 58 midtown area, 23, 78, 89 The Morris Burner Hostel, 24 museums, 62–63, 65 must sees, 89 Nevada Historical Society, 62–63 Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, 10, 11 Reno Arch, 95 Reno Playa Art Park, 23 Reno River Festival, 14 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 78, 88–95 Reno Santa Crawl, 16 Reno Sculpture Festival, 14 shopping, 23, 24 special events, 14, 15, 16 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 78, 88–95 accommodations, 90–95 must sees, 89 Restaurants, new to the scene, 12 Rhyolite, 32, 48, 59, 103, 106, 107 Ridge Tahoe, 71, 92 Rio Secco Golf Club, 12 Road trip itineraries, 7, 21–54 Backcountry Discovery Route, 12, 67 Burner Byway, 7, 22–25 distances between towns in. See Distances Extraterrestrial Highway, 7, 28–31 Free Range Art Highway, 7, 32–35 Great Basin Highway, 7, 36–41 Loneliest Road, 7, 42–45 off-road. See Off-roading Rubies Route, 7, 50–54 Rock climbing, 68–69 Rock hounding, 70, 97 RockSport, 69 Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, 14 Rodeo National Finals Rodeo, 16 Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend, 14, 30, 80 Reno Rodeo, 14 Silver State Stampede, 15 Royal Peacock Opal Mine, 70 Rubies Route, 7, 50–54 Ruby Dome, 52 Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 51, 57 Ruby Marshes, 87 Ruby Mountain Brewing Company, 20, 51 Ruby Mountain Range, 6, 50–54, 72 fishing, 57 must sees, 81 rock climbing, 69 skiing, 51, 52, 71, 73, 81 Ruby Mountains Heli-Experience, 51, 52, 73, 81 Ruby 360 Lodge, 52, 73 Ruby Yurt, 52 RV parks in Cowboy Country, 86–87 in Las Vegas Territory, 118–119 in Nevada Silver Trails, 105–106 in Pony Express Territory, 100–101 in Reno-Tahoe Territory, 94–95 Rye Patch Recreation Area, 76

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Sacred Visions Powwow, 15 Safford, Steve, 20, 51 Sand Harbor State Park, 2, 26, 76 Sand Mountain, 42, 97, 99 Santa Fe Saloon & Motel, 33 School Lane Vineyard and Olive Orchard, 18 Seven Magic Mountains, 33, 119 Shadow Creek Golf Course, 58 Shoe Tree, 12, 43 Shoe Tree Brewing Company, 12 Shooting the West, 14 Shoshone Off-Highway Vehicle Trail, 67 Silver Springs, 76

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Tahoe Meadows, 26 Tahoe Nevada Love, 18 Tahoe Timber, 18 Techatticup Mine, 59 Toiyabe Range, 97 Tonopah, 34, 35, 41, 103 accommodations, 104, 106 additional resources, 103 Central Nevada Museum, 28, 64 Extraterrestrial Highway, 28 Free-Range Art Highway, 32 special events, 14, 35 Tonopah Brewing Co., 34 Tonopah Historic Mining Park, 28, 79, 103 Tonopah murals, 32 Too Soul Tea Company, 18 Topaz Lake, 88, 89 Toquima Cave, 45, 97, 121 TravelNevada app, 4, 61 Trilobite fossils, 39 Trout Creek, 87

Trout fishing, 56 Truckee River, 56, 57, 89 Truckee River Whitewater Park, 89 Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument, 12 Tuscarora, 53

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Under One Sky exhibit, 120, 121 The Union restaurant, 12 UTV Addiction, 67

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Valley of Fire State Park, 8, 37, 47, 76, 79 Elephant Rock, 46 Van Sickle State Park, 76 Vegas Uncork’d, 14 Virginia City, 65, 88 accommodations, 94, 95 additional resources, 89 must sees, 89 special events, 14, 15, 16, 89 Virginia & Truckee Railroad, 89 Virgin Mountains, 109

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Wadsworth, 15 Walker Lake, 34, 102 Walker River, 56, 57 Walker River State Recreation Area, 6, 12, 56, 76, 102 Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, 36, 76, 97 Washoe, 79, 120 Washoe Club, 89 Washoe Lake, 76 Weather in Cowboy Country, 81 in Las Vegas Territory, 109 in Nevada Silver Trails, 103 in Pony Express Territory, 97 in Reno-Tahoe Territory, 89 in winter months, 71 Website resources, 4 on Cowboy Country, 81 on fishing, 56 on Indian Territory, 121 on Las Vegas Territory, 108, 109 on Nevada Silver Trails, 102, 103 on Pony Express Territory, 96, 97 on Reno-Tahoe Territory, 88, 89 Weddings, 74 Wells, 53, 81 “Wendover Will,” 85 Western Folklife Center, 50, 54, 78, 81 Western Shoshone, 79 West Wendover, 81, 85 accommodations, 83, 86–87 Wheeler Peak, 36, 40, 43 White Pine County, 15, 41, 97 White Pine County Fair & Horse Races, 15 Whitney Peak, 40 Whitney Peak Hotel, 88, 89 BaseCamp, 69, 89 Wildcat Cabin, 26 Wild Horse Recreation Area, 73, 76 Wildlife Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 37 Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 51, 57 Willow Creek, 44 Winchell Lake, 51 Winnemucca, 30, 78, 81 accommodations, 83–84, 86 additional resources, 81 Ranch Hand Rodeo, 14, 30, 80 Winter activities, 71–73 Elko, 73 Lake Tahoe, 14, 26, 71 Las Vegas, 73 World Championship Outhouse Races, 15 World Long Drive Championship, 109 Wright, John, 54 Wright, Paula, 54

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Yerington, 15, 35, 56, 105, 106 Yurt camping, 52

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Zephyr Cove, 26, 71, 82, 94 Zephyr Cove Lodge, 26 Zephyr Cove Resort, 71, 73


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