Ely, Nevada

Top Spots in and near Ely

  • White Pine County, Nevada

    Explore Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens

    The Ward Charcoal Ovens are a unique photo location with some of the darkest night skies in the country. Being a Nevada state park, the area is lightly traveled, which means you won't be competing with other photographers for your perfect shot.The Ovens are easy to get to. From Ely drive south ea...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Bristlecone and Alpine Lakes Loop

    5.0
    5.22 mi / 981 ft gain
    Bristlecone and Alpine Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Baker, Nevada.
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Teresa Lake

    1.61 mi / 331 ft gain
    Teresa Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Baker, Nevada.
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Wheeler Peak via Alpine Lakes Trailhead

    8 mi / 3002 ft gain
    This hike is a must-do while in Great Basin! The views from the top offer very unique 360-degree views that can't be matched anywhere else. If you're visiting Great Basin, I definitely recommend taking the time to do this hike, even though it's on the longer and more strenuous side! Wheeler Peak...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Alpine Lakes Loop in Great Basin NP

    5.0
    2.62 mi / 499 ft gain
    The Alpine Lakes Loop is a 2.7-mile round-trip trail starting at 9,800ft and gaining 600ft at its highest point. The loop trail travels past two pristine alpine lakes, Stella and Teresa Lakes while providing excellent views of Wheeler Peak as a nearby backdrop. The trail is easy and accessible to...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Hike the Bristlecone and Glacier Trail in Great Basin NP

    5.0
    4.6 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Great Basin National Park is known for its unparalleled dark skies and stunning display of ancient Bristlecone Pines. This hike starts at 9,800 feet elevation and will ascend about 1,000 feet in elevation upon reaching the only glacier in Nevada! Great Basin is a desert, receiving less than 10 in...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Wheeler Peak Campground in Great Basin NP

    3.5
    Located on the Nevada/Utah border about 4 hours from Salt Lake City, it's a hidden gem! Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest mountain at just over 13000ft and provides the backbone of the park. A beautiful winding road takes you almost to the top of Wheeler from the bottom of the valley (arou...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Wheeler Peak via Upper Lehman Creek

    15.27 mi / 5177 ft gain
    Not a feat for the faint of heart. You have to want this one. Especially if you are dealing with intermittent patches of snow. The Upper Lehman Creek Trail, the Wheeler Peak Trail, and the summit are not overly challenging when done on their own, but the sum of it's parts makes this combination t...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Camp at Upper Lehman Creek Campground, Great Basin NP

    Great Basin National Park is located just a few miles east of the Nevada/Utah border in White Pine County. This beautiful park lies approximately 4.5 hours northeast of Las Vegas, NV and about 4 hours southwest of Salt Lake City, UT near the small town of Baker, NV. The Upper Lehman Campground is...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Backpack on the Baker/Johnson Lake Loop

    12 mi / 3300 ft gain
    Check out a quieter side of Great Basin National Park by spending a night camped at Baker Lake. There are several opportunities to pitch your tent along the way, or you can choose a spot right on the shores of the lake. On the weekend we were there, there was only one other party spending the nig...
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  • Baker, Nevada

    Hike to Baker Peak, Great Basin National Park

    15 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Clustered in arguably Nevada's highest mountain group, Baker Peak is the state 4th highest peak, right behind the neighboring Jeff Davis and Wheeler Peaks. Because Baker is slightly overshadowed by its neighbors, it sees very little traffic. Baker Peak is rugged, wild, and requires a long approac...
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  • Garrison, Utah

    Gandy Warm Springs

    5.0
    Near the border of Utah and Nevada stands Spring Mountain which harbors a warm spring, underwater cave system, and crystal ball cave. The warm springs has two separate pools both around 80 degrees. The main pool has water cascading down the hillside into the pool as well as a underwater cave syst...
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Camping and Lodging in Ely

Ely KOA Journey
Ely, Nevada

Ely KOA Journey

Ward Mtn. Campground (Murray Summit)
Ruth, Nevada

Ward Mtn. Campground (Murray Summit)

Timber Creek Campground
Ely, Nevada

Timber Creek Campground

Bird Creek Recreation Area
Ely, Nevada

Bird Creek Recreation Area

Grey Cliffs Campground
Baker, Nevada

Grey Cliffs Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Ely

4 Reasons to Visit One of the Least Visited National Parks in America

4 Reasons to Visit One of the Least Visited National Parks in America

Jared Beeler

One of America's Least Visited National Parks Will Not Disappoint

One of America's Least Visited National Parks Will Not Disappoint

Mayson