Beatty

Just 116 miles northwest of Las Vegas on Highway 95, Beatty is The Gateway to Death Valley(TM) National Park, and the perfect base camp for desert rats who want to dune-bug, sandboard, ATV or hike around the dramatic surrounding landscape. Beatty puts you just four miles from the ghost town of Rhyolite, and it’s at the heart of the state’s best wildlife watching.

Birds and wild bands of burros (descendants of animals first brought here by miners in the 1900s) abound. After all that hiking, biking and bird-watching, relax in one of the private bath houses at Bailey’s Hot Springs. You could even satisfy your sweet tooth with candy filled barrels and homemade ice cream at the Death Valley Nut and Candy Co. – the Silver State’s largest candy store. The Beatty Museum will give you an inside look at this area’s rich history. Step inside – and you’ll be stepping into the past.

Lodging

  • 119 Main St. Beatty, NV 89003
  • 775.553.2333
  • The Exchange Club Motel in Beatty was established in 1906 and has been a noted area landmark ever since. Just 12 miles from Death Valley National Park, guest can expect a friendly staff and amenities like Internet at this pet-friendly (with a small deposit) motel.

  • 550 US 95 North Beatty, NV 89003
  • 775.553.9090
  • https://motel6.com
  • Less than 10 miles from Death Valley National Park, Motel 6 Beatty – Death Valley is a convenient place to stay. The motel is close to restaurants, and guests can enjoy high-speed Internet service. 54 Rooms, Refrigerator, Microwave, Phone, Cable TV, Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly.

Food

  • 775.553.2266
  • Pizza to go or eat in the family friendly back room.

What to see

  • N. End of Death Valley National Park Beatty, NV 92328
  • 760.786.2392
  • Located 53 miles southwest of Goldfield (go west at Scotty’s Junction off U.S. Hwy. 95). Built in the 1920s, visitors can tour the massive, multi-story Spanish-style stucco mansion that is filled with original furnishings and stories of Walter Scott’s exploits. Daily living history tours by rangers in period costumes.

  • US Highway 190 Death Valley, CA 92328
  • 760.786.3200
  • http://www.nps.gov/deva
  • As ominous as it sounds, Death Valley National Park is a landscape of incredible beauty characterized by miles of deep sand dunes, colorful rocks and canyons, an assortment of native wildlife and one-of-a-kind evaporative salt elements. Visitors to the unique park will also find a wealth of relics from its lengthy history that offer a glimpse into the harsh life of the area’s earliest settlers and its native inhabitants, such as metal ore mines, charcoal kilns, ghost towns, petroglyphs and ancient symbols.

Alamo

There’s a whole wide state to explore out here, which means you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Amargosa Valley

There’s some big terrain out here in Amargosa Valley, all ready to be explored by ATV’s and all kinds of recreational vehicles.

Ash Meadows

Originally inhabited by the Shoshone Indians, this area is now principally known for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge – a great place to journey out and see many unique species.

Ash Springs

After hiking, riding your ATV or birding throughout the region, you might find you need a place for an invigorating splash.

Beatty

Beatty puts you just four miles from the ghost town of Rhyolite, and it’s at the heart of the state’s best wildlife watching.

Belmont / Hadley

Belmont is what’s called a “semi-ghost town.” A few residents remain, but the town is populated mostly by historical buildings.