Silver State Classic Challenge Open Road Race
May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm.
From Hypercars to Pickups, and even a Prius, we’ve hosted them all. If your vehicle can average 95 mph or greater, and meet our safety requirements, you can race with us!
The 150th anniversary was celebrated on May 10, 2019, commemorating an amazing feat of labor and will that revolutionized the nation. The transformation extended to Ely, which developed its own branch line railroad in 1906 to link people and goods with the new national rail network. This new branch line, known as the Nevada Northern Railway, is still operating today and it’s the closest complete and functioning railroad you can find that still resembles that moment on Promontory Point.
To read this story go to www.elynevada.net
from the Great Basin National Park Website
Wheeler Peak Campground
Open June to October
Status: check current conditions page
Fee: $15 per night
Elevation: 9,886 feet (3,013 meters)
Location: End of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, 14 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.Wheeler Peak Campground contains 37 campsites, with one wheelchair accessible site. A complete map of the campsites can be found here. Water is available spring through fall, weather permitting.
Note: The Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive is narrow, winding, and climbs an 8% grade in 12 miles. Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive past Upper Lehman Campground is closed to single vehicles or trailers longer than 24 feet.
To keep up with all the news of the Ely Renaissance Society visit their web site at www.elynvart.com
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
Nevada Northern Railway Membership
The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit 501c3 historical foundation, made possible only with the support of members like you.
WHY: The railway simply would not exist without its loyal members. In addition, members are entitled to some great benefits.
WHEN: Join anytime during the year. Your membership is good for the next 12 months.
HOW: The easiest way to become a member, renew your membership, or give a gift membership is to use the on-line membership process.
Snake Valley is over 100 miles long and contains huge mountains, deep canyons, rolling foothills, flat playas, spectacular caves, and even marshes.
We love Snake Valley, and we hope that this website will inspire you to explore it and appreciate it in person.
You can navigate to learn more about the plants, animals, climate, geology, history, water,trails, and places to visit by using the tabs at the top of the page.
A great time to visit is during the annual Snake Valley Festival!
363 E Aultman St,
Ely, NV 89301
Nevada Northern Railway
Great Basin Star Train
Featuring the National Park Service's Dark Rangers
Fast FactsWHAT: Come see the heavens through special telescopes for viewing the night sky. NPS rangers will guide us to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey.
WHEN: Select Friday evenings in the Summer
WHERE: Ely, NV, with one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states. 245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles West / Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno.
DON'T FORGET: Bring something warm. It gets cool in the evening up here (over a mile high in elevation). Also, these trains often sell-out in advance. Make your reservation today.
For those of you who aren't fortunate enough to live up here in the Rural Inter-Mountain West, you are missing our breathtakingly beautiful night sky. For those of you who live in these parts, you may not have taken the time lately to stop and gaze at the Heavens. Either way, plan a special night out with those beautiful stars of ours. This area has one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states which provides the setting for our wonderful night skies.
Nevada Northern Railway's Star Train pulls out of Ely on selected Summer evenings with the Dark Rangers of Great Basin National Park aboard. These rangers love the night sky as much as we all do, but they probably know a whole lot more about stars than all of us put together. They will guide us on our journey to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey.We will stop the train away from town to take full advantage of the dark night skies. The National Park Service Rangers will have special telescopes set up for viewing the night sky, and will be there to tell us all about it.
What to expect:
GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK
Nevada’s largest national park is filled with fabulous natural treasures, from spectacular alpine lakes to limestone caverns and even a small glacier, yet it has an unusually low number of annual visitors. Visitors to the park in spring or fall can conceivably hike for hours on backcountry trails without seeing another soul.
100 GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK
BAKER, NV 89311
Local Artists' Work on Display at the Art Bank!
Fears, Tears, and Beers
Mountain Bike Enduro Race
June 8, 2019
June 8 – Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. Races start 9 a.m.
Fun Ride, Beginners, Sport, Expert and Pro
1st 2nd and 3rd awarded in each classContact Kent Robertson-(775-289-6042) or Kelly Ernest-(775-296-0910) for more information
An enduro format mountain bike event. Pedal your bike to the top of the mountain and then you are timed at specific sections of the course. There will be 2-6 timed sections, mostly twisty downhills and sprint sections. The sum of the times on these special tests will determine the winner.
The event takes place on BLM and USFS administered lands under special use permits.
Men’s and women’s events for all classes.
Fun Run: Shorter in length and less climbing than the beginner class, 2 timed sections
Beginner Class: 17.5 miles, 2,300′ elevation gain, 3 timed sections
Sport Class: 26.6 miles, 3,500′ elevation gain, 4 timed sections
Expert/Pro Class: 33.3 miles, 5,400′ elevation gain, 6 timed sectionsBe prepared for the weather. We have had everything from hot and sunny to very wet and snowing.
After-party/awards ceremony at Bristlecone Convention Center
Racers eat free, others will need purchase wristband for $10.
The event is also great for visitors. Music and celebrating all day at Broadbent Park. Bring your binoculars and lawn chairs to watch the Expert and Pro classes take on the final downhill timed section.
BORED WITH 'VEGAS?
Above: on of the many murals you will see in the art community of Ely, Nevada.
Click link above for a walking map of the Ely Nevada murals.
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929