I have driven and bike toured thru Tonopah, NV but have never really checked the town out. May 21, 2010 Flashback video bike touring thru Tonopah, NV
I have also been into Mountain biking around and thru living and Non living Ghost towns. The history of how these places use to thrive have been interesting to me of late. I occasionally like to disk golf and hit up a Brewery as well. I had also heard the Mizpah Hotel was reopened by Fred and Nancy Cline, vintners from Sonoma, Calif., Tonopah’s five-story Mizpah hotel, which had been closed for 12 years.
The hotel operators hoped the location would attract the “adventure traveler,” said Ms. Cline, 58. “It is in the middle of nowhere, and you literally feel like it is 1910.” Well there quote was right it attracted the Adventure traveler me hehe.
So I made the drive from Mammoth Lakes, CA to Tonopah, NV about a 2 hour drive with a friend John. We pulled into the Nostalgic town of Tonopah instantly you notice old classic cars, Old historic Buildings a blast from the past. The first goal was to find the Historic Mining Town Park entrance you could see the name on the Mountain of Mt. Oddie. We found the Entrance.
We parked at the visitor center to check out the exhibit pay are $5 person entrance fee. Thought it was totally worth it.
I could see the Tonopah Brewery from the Mill window. I was getting hungry and wanting to taste the beer.
The trail was ok for mountain biking not recommended for beginners except lower part but it was a great experience to see the park. I would truly recommend it if you are into checking this stuff out.
When I had heard there was a brewery that opened up it was a bonus to come enjoy Tonopah.
Pulling up to the Tonopah Brewery was pretty neat and after checking out the Mine park seeing the big pick clicked why the Brewery had a large pick. Entering into the brewery was very nice and clean nice feel to eat.
After looking the menu I knew the tasters was the right choice. Paired with the 1/2 brisket burger and 1/2 Burnt tips Burger with the Nuclear sauce for a little kick a side of Potato Salad. OMG and the best onions rings I have ever had I really liked the old silver dollars embedded to the bar.
After a late lunch we checked out Highland Park to play a nine hole Disk Golf which we ended up doubling to make it a 18 hole. This course was fun for us because are home course is just in the woods with some ribbons around a tree. So playing with real baskets was a nice thing the park was empty. Also was a nice park.