Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark        Ely, NV

Sunset on the Steptoe Valley
Sunset on the Steptoe Valley
Sunset on the Steptoe Valley
The amazing night sky on the Steptoe Valley
See the Milky Way

Sunset Stars and Champagne Train

See the sun set and the stars come out in Ely's Steptoe Valley

Fast Facts

WHAT: Come see the heavens through special telescopes for viewing the night sky. NPS rangers will guide us to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey.

WHEN: Select Saturday evenings in the Summer

WHERE: Ely, NV, with one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states.  245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles West / Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno.

DON'T FORGET: Bring something warm. It gets cool in the evening up here (over a mile high in elevation). Also, these trains often sell-out in advance. Make your reservation today.

For those of you who aren't fortunate enough to live up here in the Rural Inter-Mountain West, you are missing our breathtakingly beautiful sunsets and night skies.   For those of you who live in these parts, you may not have taken the time lately to stop and gaze at the Heavens.  Either way, plan a special evening out admiring the sunset as it sinks over the Steptoe Valley, and witness the stars of ours.  This area has one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states which provides the setting for our wonderful night skies.

Experience a marvelous western sunset and watch the stars come out, while enjoying a relaxing train ride in Nevada's high desert country. The train takes you out into the desert, above Steptoe Valley, giving you a wonderful panoramic view of the sunset. On the return trip, enjoy looking up at the stars, as they come out in the heavens above. Weather permitting, you should be able to clearly see the heavens with your naked eye. Bring your smartphone to help orient you to the night sky.

During the trip, enjoy a sparkly glass of champagne, included with your ticket fare. Please note, we do not bring telescopes on this train.  This is a celestial tour of the constellations while enjoying the night skys.

What to expect:

Prices and Discounts

Prices:   Adult: $56   Child (4-12): $25   Infant (not yet 4): Free

Dates and Tickets for Sunset Stars and Champagne

Thu, Jun 24th 7:30pm
Sat, Jun 26th 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 1st 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 3rd 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 8th 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 10th 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 15th 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 17th 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 22nd 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 24th 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 29th 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 31st 7:30pm
Thu, Aug 5th 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 7th 7:30pm
Thu, Aug 12th 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 14th 7:30pm
Thu, Aug 19th 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 21st 7:30pm
Thu, Aug 26th 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 28th 7:30pm
Thu, Sep 2nd 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 9th 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 16th 7:00pm

There are also other specially themed / evening trains.  Click here for a listing of trains that are not sold out.

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