Rhyolite Historic Area

Description:

This historic ghost town is known for its Cook Bank Building which is one of the most photographed buildings in the West. Day use only. Historic ruins at this former gold-mining boomtown include the most photographed ghost town building in the West, the Cook Bank Building, and Nevada's best preserved "bottle house," constructed entirely of glass bottles. Death Valley National Park visitors frequently tour Rhyolite because it is along one of the major roads to the park.

Directions:

4 miles west of Beatty on NV 374.

Phone:

775-635-4000

Email:

bmfoweb@blm.gov

Address:

Battle Mountain District Office 50 Bastian Road Battle Mountain, NV 89820

Activities:

Historic & Cultural Site Picnicking

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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