Considered "The Real West," Elko, Nevada has long been the capital of inland ranching, cowboys, and adventure.
Whether you're a traveler for business or a cowboy visiting for the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, make sure to try all of the exciting things to do in Elko, NV.
Take in the scenic beauty of the Ruby Mountains as you hike along the 12-mile National Scenic Byway or explore the Jarbidge Wilderness Area and Wildhorse Reservoir, located just north of Red Lion Elko.
Spend all day exploring all the invigorating attractions in Elko, NV and return to the western charm of our cozy Elko lodge, featuring pet-friendly accommodations and resort-style amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, airport transportation and more.
Historical Things To Do in Elko, Nevada
Gold Mine Tours
Tour the largest gold mine in North America. Speak with local miners and learn about the mining process from start to finish -or shall we say from "mining to milling".
Lamoille Canyon - Island Lake Hiking Trail
Pull on your hiking boots and follow this picturesque trail to Island Lake -a glacial lake perched on top of Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains.
Northeastern Nevada Museum
Northeastern Nevada Museum exhibits over 300 different wild animals from native Nevada Mountains, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Arctic and other exotic locations across the globe.
Considered a National Natural Landmark, Ruby Marsh is a Nevada Wildlife Viewing Site featuring 7,000 acres of land, 150 pristine springs, 14 waterfowl species, 207 bird species and over 270 different species of vertebrate wildlife.
Formerly a Pony Express Station, Sherman Station now serves as the Elko Chamber of Commerce. Take a stroll and explore the main quarters of the Pony Express and other historic buildings, including a livery stable and old-fashioned schoolhouse.
South Fork Reservoir Covering
Surrounded by 2,200 acres of meadows and hills, the South Fork Reservoir features a boat launch, campground, picnic area and RV facilities. Best known for top-notch trout and bass fishery, this park serves as the optimum location for camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife tourism.