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Attractions & Culture in Elko County


Northeastern Nevada is abounding with recreation opportunities for all levels of adventurers. To preserve your safety as well as protect our natural resources, we recommend that you are aware of safety procedures and regulations. Common sense is essential when preparing to travel to those remote areas.

Discover a Few of Our Favorite Places

Northeastern Nevada Museum
Western Folklife Center
Elko Area Parks
Sherman Station
Gold Mine Tours
Summit Raceway
Spring Creek Horse Palace
Quaint Lamoille
Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway
Ruby Mountains
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Wildhorse State Recreation Area
South Fork Sate Recreation Area
Great Basin College
California Trail Historic Interpretive Center 


Summer Recreation

Spring in northern Nevada explodes with color as acres of wildflowers bloom in splendor. Bright sunshine warms the land to blazing new life. Abundant wildlife awaits discovery. With clear days and cool nights-- spring and summer hold a wealth of recreation possibilities. Open yoursel to all the Elko area has to offer.

Mountain Biking
Rock Climbing
Horseback Riding
Historical Tours & Ghost Towns
Scenic Drives- Full-day Tours
Scenic Drives- Half-day Tours
Wildlife Viewing
Four-Wheel Drive Trails
Off-Highway Vehicle Trails
Lake Fishing
Stream Fishing

Winter Recreation

Winter months in the Elko area are usually balnketed with snow. Whether your idea of adventure revolves around the hush of falling snowflakes in a pristine alpine meadow or racing through powder with adrenaline-pumping speed. Northern Nevada can fulfill your longings.

Ice Fishing
Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding
Snow Sledding
Cross-Country Skiing


Major Events

ATV Events
Balloon Festival
Basque Festival
County Fair
Cowboy Poetry
Festival of Trees
Mining Expo
Morrodders Car Show
Motorcycle Jamboree
Silver State Stampede