is the only significant place along US 95 between Las Vegas
(115 miles) and Tonopah
(93 miles), and although small it offers all the basic facilities including a general store, and a selection of restaurants & casinos. The town has a scenic setting surrounded by hills, and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, with a few historic buildings at the center. Beatty lies at the junction with the central route into Death Valley National Park
from the east, Hwy 374, which reaches the valley floor after 26 miles; across the neighboring Amargosa Desert
and through the Grapevine Mountains. A few miles west of Beatty, Rhyolite
is an easily-reached ghost town containing an interesting collection of photogenic ruined buildings. Although geographically close to Death Valley, Beatty has a significantly higher elevation (3,300 feet), so the summer heat is less extreme.
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