If your idea of a weekend well spent is one that happens outdoors, these Nevada wilderness areas near Elko will have you ready to pack your bags and head for the northeastern corner of the state. Recreation opportunities abound in Elko County’s recreation areas, from the ruggedly beautiful Ruby Mountains to the scenic wonder of Lamoille Canyon.
Once here, there’s plenty to keep the most demanding of outdoors types happy, from birdwatching to serious hiking and backpacking to four-wheeling to boating, fishing, winter skiing, camping, cycling and more. Explore the Ruby Mountains on foot in the summer or throttle up and see them on a snowmobile in winter. Bring the whole family and see the Rubies on a fun-filled horseback ride. However you spend your time in Elko’s wilderness areas, we guarantee you’ll find something new and exciting every time.