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Welcome to Nevada, the Silver State! In Nevada, it’s about the journey before the destination. From all-to-yourself highways and dirt-road horizons to cowboys and counterculture, Nevada has always been about taking the road less traveled.
Also known as the road trip capital of the USA, no one else can compete with the states staggering scenery, oddball characters, outdoor freedom, intriguing towns and the miles and miles of all-to-yourself roads connecting them.
Need ideas for a trip to Nevada? Check out this people and planet-friendly adventure from Intrepid Travel:
Travel Nevada has curated 10 different themed road trips that are at the heart of the Nevada experience. We encourage you to travel our highways and backroads and see what lies beyond the bright city lights.
Find yourself along the Great Basin Highway and explore a handful of Nevada’s state parks just outside of the communities of Pioche, Caliente, and Ely. Head down the Free-Range Art Highway and be inspired by creators who’ve left their mark on the towns of Goldfield and Beatty. Or go from Neon to Nature and experience the amazing recreational opportunities surrounding Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.
State of Nevada Articles
Tonopah ( TOHN-ə-pah) is an unincorporated town in and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, United States. It is located at the junction of U.S. Routes 6 and 95, approximately midway between Las Vegas and Reno. In the 2010 census, the population was 2,478. The census-designated place (CDP) of Tonopah has a total area of 16.2 square miles (42 km2), all land.
Ely (, Ee-lee) is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Ely was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route. In 1906 copper was discovered. Ely's mining boom came later than the other towns along US 50. The railroads connecting the transcontinental railroad to the mines in Austin, Nevada and Eureka, Nevada have long been removed, but the railroad to Ely is preserved as a heritage railway by the Nevada Northern Railway and known as the Ghost Train of Old Ely. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,255.
Lander County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,775. Its county seat is Battle Mountain.
Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,345. Its county seat is Pioche. Like many counties in Nevada, it is dry and sparsely populated, though notable for containing the Area 51 government Air Force base.