Ely, in Central Nevada, is a place that some 4,000 people call home.
Carson City, the state capital, is situated 260 miles (418 kilometers) west of Ely, while St. George is 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the southeast.
To see the flora and fauna native to Ely, set out to explore some of its popular ecological reserves. Among the most significant of these around the area are Great Basin National Park and Mount Moriah Wilderness Area. Currant Mountain Wilderness Area and High Schells Wilderness Area are two other beautiful spots to explore.
If you’re looking for a little culture in Ely, make tracks to the County Museum and the Nevada Northern National Railway Museum. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, browse the exhibits or just relax in the contemplative stillness.