Tourism in Northern Nevada

Tourism in Northern Nevada
There's more to Nevada than Las Vegas, especially for the adventure traveler. Northern Nevada offers backpacking, bouldering and biking as well as access to some of the most beautiful red rock trails in the Southwest.

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.

District Ranger
140 Pacific Avenue
PO Box 246
Wells, NV 89835
(775) 752-3357

Jarbidge Wilderness

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.

West Wendover

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.

Article Written By Jessica Powers

Jessica Powers has been writing online professionally since 2009. Her articles have focused on travel, law and general knowledge. Currently, she is working on a creative project about the art of beer tourism. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota.

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