is 215 miles from Las Vegas
and 235 miles from Reno
, so makes a logical place to break the journey. The town is situated at the junction of US 6 and US 95, in the middle of a small range of hills, the San Antonio Mountains
, once a center for gold and silver mining; spoil heaps rise above the main road through town, and other relics can be viewed at Tonopah Historic Mining Park
. Facilities in Tonopah are quite limited, and include a small selection of shops, restaurants and lodging, plus a medical center, library and post office. To the west and east, the hills soon give way to wide empty valleys typical of the Great Basin Desert without much of interest to see, but some of the roads are scenic such as NV 375
which forks off US 6 a few miles east. Somewhat further away (80 miles), are the volcanic features of Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark
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