Cathedral Gorge State Park Nevada

 
Cathedral Gorge Nevada State Park Canyon Caves Cathedral Gorge Nevada State Park Canyon Caves
 
 
Erosion and climate extremes have created a unique landscape in this Eastern Nevada State Park. Your first stop at Cathedral George State Park should be the visitors center which has displays and information about all of eastern Nevada.

Cathedral Gorge Information Center is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and is located at the main entrance to the park off US 93. There is a modest park entrance fee per vehicle.

One of the most popular hikes at Cathedral George is a one mile trail from the Picnic Area to Miller Point, which is the best vantage point to oversee the Gorge. There is also a four mile 'loop' trail which goes through the remote areas of the park.

Sight-seeing and relaxing outdoors are the main attractions at Cathedral Gorge. The Miller Point Overlook has outstanding views of buff-colored canyons, cliffs and spires.

Cathedral George State Park has hot summers and cold winters. Spring and fall are the best time of the year to visit this beautiful desert park.

The nearest town to the park is Panaca, Nevada not to be confused with Pioche which is North of the park. Panaca has one service station, one motel, Pine Tree Inn and one RV Park, Dotson’s Trailer Park and not much else.

Pioche has more to offer travelers with several motels, tow service stations that can also do auto repairs (you never know)the Historic Silver Cafe that severs up some pretty good grub and several old saloons.

At one time Pioche was largest mining town in southeastern Nevada with a population of nearly 10,000. Today the town has less folks but there are some interesting old buildings to check out if you decide to stay the night including the remains of an tramway that was used to haul Silver ore.

One Pioche point of interest you wont want to miss is the million dollar courthouse. The building was designed by Edward Danahue and constructed in 1871. It was constructed of brick, stone and cost as you guessed one million dollars
 
Opera House Pioche Nevada
Opera House Pioche Nevada
Old Mine near Pioche Nevada
Old Mine near Pioche Nevada 
 
Cathedral George Park sits at an elevation of 4,800 feet and is open year-round. Sight-seeing, camping and relaxing in the outdoors are the main activities at the park.

Miller Point Overlook has outstanding views of buff-colored canyons, cliffs and spires.

All camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees are charged per vehicle and are payable in the campground. There are 22 developed sites, each with table, grill and shade. Sites cannot be reserved. Water and flush rest rooms with showers are open year-around.

Cathedral Gorge State Park is located 1 mile north of the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Route 319.
The park is about 190 miles from Las Vegas with a 3 - 4 hour drive. Best bet is to stay at Pioche for at least one night so you have time to explore the region.

If your plans include traveling Highway 93 to Ely, Nevada where the Nevada Northern Railway Museum is gas up in Pioche, the next gas station is over 100 miles away with nothing but high desert in between.

 
 
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