About Rhyolite, Beatty
Rhyolite, Beatty - Address
Address: Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 92328
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Want an experience that is totally different, well Rhyolite serves that purpose really well. The best description of the town is by traveller’s who call it the perfect spooky town. So dare if you do and visit the destination to witness the toll of time on the buildings and the picturesque location and basically the whole setting of the Rhyolite.
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This is a beautiful ghost town, that shows a glimpse of what an old rustic town would have looked like back in the 1800's. The architecture is stunning, and this place is great for pictures. I would highly recommend this as a place to visit if your driving through the area.
This is a humbling place to experience. If you are into time-traveling, this place gives you a 1st class seat. Time-traveling, for me, is when you stand in a place that once existed and use your imagination to fill in what is no longer present, like people, and activities. You can see folks put sweat into erecting this town, now a ghost town. Being in and around those ruins really left an impression on me. It reminded me of the Roman Empire ruins in Turkey. I won't say too much, and let you discover your own feelings :) There are other roads in and around the main road, and if you take them, you will see even more ruins and have even more opportunities to time travel. Like, there was a mine I got to check out up close. There is a single grave of a woman out there that is actively marked, not a part of the main cemetery. There is/was a bank, with a heavy door. There are buildings that housed furnaces for working with metal. I imagine a miner coming in to that town, that struck it rich, and then had great times in those buildings, it's so isolated. What did they do for fun after striking gold? You can drive up to, and hike a small distance to an abandoned mine, and get blown away by the colors of the sky as the sun goes down.
Interesting piece of history. It was not what we expected. The signage was dated, but the map / brochure had good information. Overall, it was enjoyable. We had lunch and enjoyed the view of the mountains.
Make a stop on your way to Death Valley National Park and you’ll find this small ghost town lost is time and space. Very spread out, it does not have the typical feel of a town, but you’ll find surprising buildings and decay of all kind. It’s well worth it exploring this testament of the human spirit.
Must see whenever you're in Death Valley area. A historic area so you'd get a glimpse of how it's like during its heyday. There are some houses and building ruins left though a bit scary with the added installation art pieces.