BLM to host public tours of historic Rhyolite

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to host public walking tours of Rhyolite from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 14, officials announced.

The walking tours will be hosted by a BLM archaeologist who will cover the history of the area, the buildings and sites left behind and the steps the BLM is taking to actively manage this important cultural resource, the BLM said in a news release.

Some details from the BLM:

■ The tour will cover even terrain with some moderate inclines.

■ Closed-toed shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and water are recommended.

■ Those interested in attending one of the two tours should meet at the Tom Kelly Bottle House at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time for the tour.

■ The Tom Kelly Bottle House will be one of the first buildings on the right-hand side as motorists pull up to historic Rhyolite.

■ Parking is readily available.

For additional information on this event or for assistance with driving directions to Rhyolite, contact BLM Archaeologist Jonah Blustain at 775-482-7843 or by email at