Located in southeastern Nevada, the quiet town of Caliente is the only incorporated community in Lincoln County. Shaded by beautiful cottonwood trees, the residential area has a friendly hometown feel.
Evidence of the historical roots of this railroad town can be seen in its mission-style Caliente Railroad station - photo above. City offices, an art gallery, library and a unique mural in the old Amtrak waiting room now occupy the railroad depot. A picturesque line of "company row" houses are located just northeast of downtown. Town services include restaurants, gas stations, motels, a small casino and a variety of stores. A new office building in town, the U.S. Department of the Interior-Bureau of Land Management offers visitor information for travelers. Caliente is readily accessible via truck and Union Pacific mainline railroad to many of the population centers in the growing southwestern United States.
Caliente approximately 150 miles north of Las Vegas on U.S. Hwy 93, is conveniently located within some of the most beautiful country in the state. To the south is magnificent Rainbow Canyon, with the oasis-like setting of Kershaw-Ryan State Park just 2 miles south of the city center. Within 50 miles of the town are four other state parks: Beaver Dam, Cathedral Gorge, Spring Valley, and Echo Canyon.
A recently constructed elementary school provides excellent primary grade education while high-school students attend Lincoln County High School in the nearby community of Panaca. Schools in Lincoln County regularly rank near the top in various proficiency measures by the State of Nevada. The Grover C. Dils Medical Center, a full-service hospital, provides both in-patient and out-patient medical services.