A friend of mine told us about the Death Valley Ghost Town of Rhyolite.
The Rhyolite Historic Townsite was a gold rush era boomtown that came to life in 1904.
Gone almost as quickly as it arrived, the town was completely abandoned by 1916.
We did intend to arrive during the day to explore the historic townsite a little more intimately.
But, experiencing a Ghost Town in the dark definitely made for a unique end to our time in Nevada.
We even saw some Wild Burros amongst the ruins.
Rhyolite is 35 miles from the Death Valley National Park Furnace Creek Visitor Center on the way to Beatty, Nevada. Or about 2 hours North of Las Vegas, via US95N.
If you are in the area, the history is forlorn, but fascinating.
It’s worth a Day Trip from Death Valley National Park, or even from Las Vegas, Nevada!
Or, a night trip.
But, I’d probably recommend the former!
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