Don't go thru Pioche! Unless you want to. Take NV-318/US-6 to Ely! Better road, smother road, less mtns, about 40 miles closer etc.
US #93 between Ash Springs and Ely has 2 mtn. passes to go over, between AS and Calienty is not bad, between Majors Place and Ely is Connors Pass 7722 ft.
The NV road dept completely rebuilt #318 a few years ago.
Like most "old" minning towns Ely is built in a valley with narrow streets. If you take NV-318/US-6 take the truck by-pass around the Downtown area.
Downtown Ely has a very interesting Old Hotel, parking is available (if my compass is OK there is a vacent lot about one block east and one block South of the hotel)
Let us know how yur trip comes out
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