Category: Tonopah

Marietta Wild Burro Range

Located in Mineral County, Nevada, Marietta is the Nation’s first formally recognized Wild Burro Range. The 68,000-acre range is managed for between 78-104 wild burros (Equus asinus asinus). The burros roam freely near the ruins of the historic Nevada mining town of Marietta and the seasonally changing Teels Marsh. The Marietta Wild Burro Range was […]

Crescent Sand Dunes

OHV travel is limited to existing roads and trails. OHV use on un-vegetative sand areas is allowed. Camping, Picnicking and OHV travel is permitted. Crescent dunes are sand dunes with two “horns” that point away from the wind. These dunes are created by winds of different strengths that blow from the same direction and carry […]

Black Rock Lava Flow

The Black Rock Lava Flow is a segment of the Lunar Crater Back Country Byway and the Lunar Crater SRMA. Vehicle travel is limited to existing roads and trails. This Quaternary (less than 1.8 million years old) lava flow is part of the Lunar Crater volcanic field. Lunar Crater, several kilometers to the southwest, is […]

Jim Butler Days-Memorial weekend

Join us each Memorial Day Weekend when we celebrate the founding of Tonopah! We have the Nevada State Mining Championships, street dance, parade, bartender races, whiskey and wine tastings, stock car races, Nevada State arm wrestling championships, and much, much more! Events may include Ghost Walks Fishing Derby Summer Rodeo Starry Nights Art Festival Blacksmithing […]

Tonopah Star Trails

Away from the big city lights of Las Vegas and Reno, Tonopah, Nevada has the unique distinction of having one of the darkest nighttime skies in the country. Take advantage of this rare opportunity where the brightest lights around are what you see in the sky. Travel the star trails after the moon sets, let […]

The Central Nevada Museum

he Central Nevada Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Nye & Esmeralda counties through our displays and research library made available to the public at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada. Our rich history, which includes mining, ranching, and life in the Wild West is presented in our small, but well […]

Tonopah Historic Mining Park

The underground tunnel features a walk down a mine tunnel that intersects one of the original discovery stopes. Named the Burro Tunnel, the “Underground Adventure” is not for the faint of heart! At the end of the tunnel, visitors are able to step into a steel viewing cage and look down the 500′ deep stope. […]

Crescent Dunes

Dunes are visible from Highway 95 a few miles north of Tonopah. This small dune complex is often deserted. Mostly used by local riders. There are no signs, and the area feels very remote. Winter temperatures can be quite cold. The dunes have been designated a Special Recreation Management Area (SMRA) by the BLM. Small […]

Nevada State Horseshoe Pitchers Association

The purpose of the NSHPA shall be to develop, foster and promote organized horseshoe pitching at local and state levels, as a recreational pastime and a competitive game by providing direction, organization, published material and approved equipment, when necessary, to enhance the sport. See tournament and events schedule on website. 2019 Locations include Las Vegas, […]