Things to do in Rhyolite, Nevada

Our most recommended things to do in Rhyolite, Nevada

Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Tour

1. Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Tour

Enjoy the scenic outdoors and rugged extremes of the western United States with a visit to Death Valley. Sample local treats and visit top secret Area 51. See ghost towns of the Wild West, and famous Zabriskie Point. Stop at remote Area 51 Alien Center. Keep watch for top secret military aircraft flying training runs nearby. See the ghost town of Rhyolite, which came into prosperity in 1904 when gold was found. Pay a visit to the Goldwell Open Air Museum with its local oddities. Enter Death Valley, with a stop at Hell's Gate. Head out to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Trek through the sand where Star Wars characters once walked, then take off to Furnace Creek Visitor Center, where the highest-ever temperature was recorded. Ask the park rangers questions or pick up a souvenir. Finally, visit Badwater Basin, with the lowest elevation in North America (282 feet below sea level) and then Zabriskie Point. Snap a selfie in the 150-mile-long park, a swirl of colors in the background.

One Day Tour Las Vegas to Death Valley & Rhyolite Ghost Town

2. One Day Tour Las Vegas to Death Valley & Rhyolite Ghost Town

Take a private day trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley. Explore a harsh landscape of dunes, canyons, and volcanic craters. Learn about the history of the area as you pass the Harmony Borax Works and Zabriskie Point. Visit the ghost town of Rhyolite, inhabited for only 12 years during the gold rush.  After pickup, drive out to Death Valley National Park with your guide. At over 3 million acres, the park is host to some of the country’s driest, hottest, and harshest conditions. Experience a unique landscape of mountains, canyons, and colorful rocks, and admire panoramic views at Zabriskie Point. Pass the Harmony Borax Works and learn about the important role the industry played in the history of Death Valley. Reach the ghost town of Rhyolite, inhabited for a short time between 1904 and 1916. Explore its now desolate buildings and infrastructure that sprung up during a gold rush boom. Enjoy stunning views over the Mojave Desert to the south as you drive out of Death Valley. Make your way back to Las Vegas, where you will be dropped off to end the day trip.

From Las Vegas: Rhyolite Ghost Town Guided E-Bike Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Rhyolite Ghost Town Guided E-Bike Tour

Join a guided e-bike tour of Rhyolite, a short-lived town from the late Gold Rush era, on a day trip from Las Vegas with hotel transfers included. See empty hulks of a bank, general store, and train depot, as well as other ruins such as the Tom Kelly Bottle House and Goldwell Open Air Museum. Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel or casino in Las Vegas. Once at the starting point, meet your guide for a brief introduction and safety review of the e-bikes. Put on your helmet and knee pads, and start your e-biking adventure. Learn how the lights went out in Rhyolite in 1914 but turned back on a decade later when the town was used as a setting for the film The Air Mail. See the Tom Kelly Bottle House, restored for a Paramount Pictures film in 1926, and built entirely from 50,000 medicine, beer, and whisky bottles. After seeing the oldest and largest known bottle house in the United States, it’s time to move to the Goldwell Open Air Museum, an outdoor garden where 1984 Belgian artist Albert Szukalski created his rendition of The Last Supper sculpture. From there, ride your e-bike to the ruins of Railroad Depot, Caboose House, Porter Brothers Store, Rhyolite School, and Cook Bank. At the end of the bike tour, enjoy a box lunch and cold drinks before being driven back to Las Vegas.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

My sister and I enjoyed our trip with Brian and Jason so much. They were very friendly and we learned a lot about the history of the area. We saw the key spots in Death Valley and surrounding area. We went s o many places during the tour that it saved my sister and me time because now we don't have to stop at those places on our outing today The bus was top notch and we were very comfortable. We also stopped for a nice breakfast that was included in our trip fee. I had never heard of Get Your Guide before but I am so glad I found this tour. Another plus is that they were so reasonably priced. I can't imagine getting a better value for our money.

Fantastic guide for the day, making sure we saw and experienced so much of the area in and around Death Valley. It was boiling hot (118F) and Brian offered us water at every stop. He was a great photographer ensuring we got some amazing pictures. It was meant to be a 10 hour trip but we were out for 16 hours, seeing a beautiful sunset over the mountains, returning to Vegas in the dark seeing it all lit up in its glory! I totally recommend this company, you will not be disappointed!!

Fun, engaging, and very knowledgeable tour guides. An early start beats the crowd and the heat. Lots of cold water always available. Only thing is this tour is promoted to include a “fresh deli lunch” but that was not offered. The buffet sit down breakfast was amazing. Definitely recommend this tour company!

The tour with Jason and Brian was exceptional. Jason provided a lot of information and history of the Death Valley. The day was really fun. They took us to see some secret spots too. I highly recommend it.

Very very interesting - beautiful scenery and lots of great info and stories to go along. We thoroughly enjoyed.