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Bridgeport, California


Bodie's 20th-century rival was a paragon of respectability and calm—but the mines eventually ran dry.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hidden Forest Trail

A spring and an enigmatic cabin lie in a ponderosa pine forest in the heart of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Valley Falls, Oregon

Lake Abert

Oregon's only closed-basin hypersaline lake, an important stopover for migrating waterfowl, is in danger of drying up completely.
Summer Lake, Oregon

Fremont Point

Stay in an old lookout cabin atop Oregon's spectacular Winter Ridge.
Valley Falls, Oregon

Abert Rim

This spectacular fault escarpment, a popular hang-glider launch point, extends some 30 miles long and towers about 2,500 feet over the valley floors to the west.
Bridgeport, California

Chemung Mine

An abandoned early 20th-century gold mine in a spectacular setting overlooking Bridgeport Valley and the Sierra Nevada.
Reno, Nevada

Keck Museum

The original building of a mining school endowed by one of the barons of the Comstock Lode now houses a museum of earth science and mining history.
Yerington, Nevada

Pine Grove and Rockland

Well-preserved ruins in the Pine Grove Hills of western Nevada.
Beckwourth, California

Clover Valley Lumber Company Railroad

One of the last "timber railroads" in the United States was finally abandoned in 1957.
Terrebonne, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park

Spectacular volcanic cliffs along the Crooked River invite hiking, rock climbing, and photography.

Tufa Cave

A large wave-cut shelter, a major archeological site, overlooks the dry basin of Winnemucca Lake.
Sterling, Colorado

Overland Trail Museum

Snapshots of late 19th and early 20th century Americana, focused on life on the plains, are displayed in this museum.
Fallon, Nevada

Salt Cave

Red ocher pictographs survive in this tufa rock shelter on the shore of an ancient lake.
Ronks, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Rail Road

This vintage short line in Amish country runs passenger steam train excursions and still hauls freight.
Yerington, Nevada

Walker River State Recreation Area

Nevada's second-newest state park offers camping, fishing, hiking, and river float trips.
Norden, California

Peter Grubb Hut

This trailside hut was built in the late 1930s as a memorial to a young hiker.
Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Choo Choo Barn

This extraordinary model train layout covers over 1,700 square feet, with multiple trains running simultaneously.
Fallon, Nevada

Lahontan Dam and the Newlands Project

The first project by the Bureau of Reclamation illustrates both the upsides and downsides of reclamation.
Willow Grove, Nevada

Washburn's Station

It bustled briefly in the late 1860s, but little is now left at this stage stop on the Hamilton/Pioche Stage and Freight Road
Moapa Valley, Nevada

Moapa Airmail Arrow

A well-preserved example from a 1920s network of airmail navigation arrows sits near Interstate 15 in southern Nevada.
Vernon, Nevada

Tunnel Camp and the Seven Troughs District

A well-preserved set of ruins not far from Lovelock.
Ronks, Pennsylvania

The National Toy Train Museum

A comprehensive collection of toy and model trains, largely from the mid-20th century.
Sierraville, California

Webber Lake Hotel

The only remaining hotel on the 1860s Henness Pass route over the Sierra Nevada is being restored.
Mehama, Oregon

Silver Falls State Park

Multiple waterfalls and several historic CCC buildings anchor this state park in Oregon's Willamette Valley.