Welcome to Elko, Nevada

Outdoor adventure and a vibrant arts scene blend together in a place that’s overflowing with charm. Explore hiking trails, winter sports, modern cuisine, Western history and more.

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38th National Cowboy Poetry

Since 1985, this premiere Elko event has brought together ranchers, farmers, cowboys and everyday folks to learn about the heritage of the West through storytelling, poems, music and more. It’s a true Nevada tradition that tops many a bucket list.

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Get Your Visitor’s Guide

Explore scenic drives, hiking trails, fishing holes and more with our free online guide.

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Invitation To Bid

Please call the Convention & Visitors Authority to schedule a walk-through. Appointment required.

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Find Lodging in Elko

Discover the best places to stay in Elko, from casino hotels to campgrounds, right here.

Explore Things to Do

From hiking in the Ruby Mountains to traveling through time at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, recreational opportunities abound in Elko, NV. If you’re looking for things to do in Elko County, check out these only-in-Elko activities.

Upcoming Events

Whatever the time of year, there is always something going on in Elko.

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Uncommon Activities

Uncover ghost towns and precious gems in the high desert, and explore historic sites from Nevada’s heyday.

Where Cowboy Country
and the Arts Collide

As the beating heart of northeast Nevada, Elko brims with folk art, unique native and western handicrafts, and cultural events. So saddle-up for a mural tour, unearth the Centennial Boots, and discover why the small, vibrant town of Elko embodies the American West as it meets the world.

Wilderness Areas

Cruise Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, summit the Ruby Mountains, and enjoy fishing and boating in Elko’s recreation areas.

Great Elko Eats

Dive into a heaping plate of hearty Basque food, sip fine wine and spirits at a Gold Rush era bar, or take the whole family out for an all-American meal. Whatever you’re hankering, you’ll find the best restaurants in Elko, Nevada.