Why Ely, Nevada?

History and solitude lend a quiet quality to Ely, which is a town of a few thousand. Ely owes much of its existance to mining. Ely is situated in White Pine County and its residents enjoy four (4) seasons with mild winters and relatively cool summers. Ely is not all that different in appearence and lifestyle from when the American Frontier came to a close. Cave Lake State Park provides excellant Trout Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking. In the winter activities also include cross country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating, snowmobiling, sledding and snowshoeing.

If you're a rock hound visit the nationally known Garnett Hill rock-hounding area, which is famous for its dark red garnetts, which may be found in volcanic rock.

Famous for hunting and fishing, Ely is also close to National Parks, which are just a few miles from downtown. As mentioned, Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, in some pretty spectacular country, are just a few of the activities available to all who live or visit here.

Visit the Ward Charcoal Ovens, nearby mining towns, ghost towns, or take a ride on Ely's Ghost Train. You may also visit our craft and antique shops, ride the Northern Nevada Railway, a turn of the century train, or simply enjoy an old fashioned soda at the counter at our Drug Store. Activities including rodeos, races, car shows, parades, Art festivals, fairs and glider races are scheduled in and around Ely year round.

You may play golf at the 18 hole White Pine golf course and visit the Historic Hotel Nevada where you can enjoy great food and wonderful rooms. Ely has a variety of restaurants with a varied cuisine.

For decades home-ownership has been a key part of the American Dream. The Historic town of Ely has a long and Interesting history. Ely is what the west was all about. Western style adventure is still available to those who seek it. Ely is a diverse community with something for everyone. From dusty cowboy trails, to superior Alpine beauty and mysterious caves. Ely and White Pine County offer a tremendous variety of outdoor adventures.

Mountain Biking enthusiasts enjoy terrain that is second to none, ranging from the gently rolling sagebrush country to the rugged majestic mountains that surround the area. Horseback riding gives one the chance to get the feel of the old west as it was.

Ely and White Pine County's temperate climate allows for many, many months of golf and tennisas well as any other outdoor sport imagineable. Picnic in the glacier rendered moun tains, or visit the impressive nearby Great Basin NationalPark.

Follow the Pony Express trail each year. The National Pony Express Association commemorates the rich history of the west and of the Pony Express every June. The all volunteer association re-creates the ride in a ten (10) day period covering eight (8) states and approximately (two thousand) 2,000 miles. The event is conducted twenty four (24) hours a day until the mail is delivered to its destination. The rich tradition and history of the Pony Express is much more than a National event. It is an opportunity for new generations to "ride the Pony Eexpress Trail" or to recieve mail. Over 550 volunteers participate, coming from all walks of life. The eight (8) states included in the trail are Nevada, California, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. The association is active all year long with local commenerative events, trail work, parades and trail rides. Along the route one of Americas newest national parks may be seen. Also along the trail is an operating vintage railroad, as well as several historical communities.

Ely, frequently referred to as the "Gateway to the Great Basin National Park" is located at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 50, 93, and 6. It is the regional center for commerce and business for much of eastern Nevada. Founded in the 1870's, Ely saw the close of the old west and has survived many adverse local, state and national events. Ely is not short on activities "year round" for the entire family, as well as the individual. Ely has a rich history and offers its residants the opportunity to share in and become a part of that history. The same strength and determination that won the west is still alive here in Ely. It all lends itself to that small town quality of life, lost to some Americans. When you become a part of Ely you become a part of Ely's history and its heritage. Ely is agreat place to raise a family. With less traffic, less crime, no pollution, low property taxes, and good schools-why not Ely?