About Wells

aboutuspicsWells lays at the Junction of I-80 & U.S. 93

Although the town of Wells was founded in 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad, use of the Humboldt Wells dates back thousands of years to the Western Shoshone who still live in a colony overlooking the town. Shoshone, Hudson Bay trappers, mountain men, and westbound wagon trains replenished at the Humboldt Wells.

At the I-80 & US 93 intersection, Wells is the jump-off point for California-Oregon Trail sites, Baker City, Idaho, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City & Park City, Utah, Yellowstone, and points elsewhere. Casinos! Real Cows! Real Cowboys! Some of the best hunting/ fishing west of Mississippi. And, of course, being Nevada, no personal income tax and the interstate speed limit is 75 mph.

Hub for regional ranchers and California Trail sites, Wells has an Emigrant Trail Center to tell the story. The Senior Pro Rodeo, Nevada State Fiddle Contest, annual car show and a 1/2 marathon to Angel Lake combine with stretches of Fabulous Forty — the Victory Highway — to give a period feel to this small town. Proud of its past, an airport, nine-hole golf course, casinos, and restaurants connect Wells to the Twenty-first Century.

  • No hassle RV parks, bicycle friendly streets, supermarket, Auto Part and Hardware Store.
  • Pet friendly ground floor motor courts and hotels.
  • Truck stops, gas stations, restaurants and fast food restaurants.
  • Park has restrooms, kid swings and jungle gym, soccer, baseball and football fields, horseshoe pits, basketball and tennis courts.
  • One minute to casinos, ’49er Trail Center, kid-friendly library with great regional history section.
  • Two minutes to no-fee muni range. Open seven days a week but bring your own targets & target racks (50/100/300 meter range; frequent trap shoots).
  • Two minutes to nine-hole golf course, airport.
  • Five minutes to deer hunting, fishing, hiking trails – ATV’s o.k.
  • Some of the best hunting/fishing west of Mississippi.
  • Twenty minutes to Metropolis ghost town site, Angel Lake, Secret Pass, cross-country skiing.
  • Horse trail or hike to untouched alpine lakes of Ruby Mountains and lower Humboldt Range.