MINING, RANCHING AND WAR-ALL IN ONE SMALL TOWN IN LANDER COUNTY, NV
As the seat of Lander County, NV, Battle Mountain is a popular area in the region. The city’s main industries have always been mining and ranching, both of which continue to this day. The city’s name came from a battle that took place between Native Americans and prospectors who had discovered the copper in the mountains. Rumors swirl to this day over the details of the battle, or if it happened at all.
With such rich history and rich mountains, Battle Mountain, NV is a historic landmark of a town. Plan your visit today with the help of the Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority.
ENJOY THE BEAUTY AND HISTORY OF BATTLE MOUNTAIN
There’s always something to do in Battle Mountain, NV. The town hosts many events throughout the year, including:
Discover our scenic area
Between the vast open land and the beautiful mountain, the area itself is like a historic landmark of the west. Whether you visit for the Basque festival or just the natural beauty, Battle Mountain, NV is sure to leave you with life-long memories. Call us today to plan your vacation.
MILES OF ENDLESS FUN
Surrounded by some of the most awe inspiring scenery and mountains in the world you are sure to find adventire around every turn. The Battle Mountain BLM manages millions of acres for enjoyment.
Central Nevada is home to historic mining and ranching that conjure up images of the Wild West. Nevada’s mountain ranges and wide open valleys are home to wildlife, livestock, wild horses and burros.
The Battle Mountain District Office manages approximately 10.5 million acres. Opportunities for recreation abound from fishing, hiking, horseback riding and camping to visiting ghost towns, petroglyph sites, rock hounding and stargazing. Get more information
Unique events and activities
Fun-loving special events also make Battle Mountain an excellent place to visit and play, and with offerings throughout the year, there’s more than enough reason to visit again and again. The World Human Powered Speed Challenge marries human strength with technology as participants compete on one of the smoothest, flattest roads in the US. If it’s the roar of an open engine you’re after, experience the thrill of the Pony Express Open Road Race, the longest open road race in the US, where drivers can legally go as fast as their cars will carry them on Highway 305. Also, the Basque population brings down the house with a Basque Club Winter Festival featuring impressive traditional dancing and mouthwatering cuisine. Best yet, the annual Chukar Tournament is one of Battle Mountain’s most popular events, certainly worth checking out.