Hiking: Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail
Located on Interestate 80, in the northeastern corner of Nevada, Elko is a hiker's paradise. The Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail envelops Elko with 38 miles of backpacking and equestrian trails. Ruby Crest should be on every hiker's to-do list, with its glacial lakes, flora and fauna and Wine's Peak at almost 11,000 feet.
Trout Fishing: East Humboldt Wilderness
East of Ruby Crest lies the East Humboldt Range. The East Humboldt Wilderness is part of the larger, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, which consists of 15 sections of land all over the state. The East Humboldt Range supports rainbow and brook trout in its many lakes and streams.
140 Pacific Avenue
PO Box 246
Wells, NV 89835
Explore the remote and undiscovered wilderness of Nevada. Two hours north of Elko, there are more than 100,000 wild acres available for hunting, fishing and hiking. Because the area is so remote, the terrain is difficult, especially in the winter.
Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway
To take in the sights, but avoid the weather, consider the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway. Pull off the road for scenic overlooks that feature canyon views, waterfalls and fabulous fall foliage. Phone: 775-752-3357. See the link in Resources.
You will get a taste of Vegas with the neon lights, five-star dining and casinos. There also are plenty of outdoor options available. Check out Danger Cave, where you can see some 11,000-year-old cave drawings.