Located at the junction of Route 93 and Route 50, two of the loneliest roads in the United States, Ely (pop. 4500) has remade itself several times, starting first as a railroad town, then becoming a mining town and finally posing now as an alluring tourist stop. Ely is a gem of a town within an hour's drive of a good number of recreational venues including Cave Mountain State Park, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, Lehman Caves and Great Basin National Park.
Visitors will find Ely a great place to base themselves for exploration of the surrounding areas, offering affordable accommodations and home-cooked dining options. Ely is also a good place to stock up on supplies for multi-day adventures and a welcome spot to rest following recreation-filled days.
Ely is located in east central Nevada. For more information on the Ely area, please select a topic of interest from the list on the left.