Elko is considered the heart of Northeast Nevada. Located along the route of the California Trail, this city boasts a clean and safe community, sports facilities and modern public transportation routes. You can visit the Northeastern Nevada Museum to see rare mastodon fossils and unique artifacts. Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors can go to the Lamoille Canyon or play golf at the Ruby View Golf Course. Situated in north-central Nevada, the Humboldt National Forest is the perfect destination for those who love camping, hiking and horseback riding. The Western Folklife Center boasts contemporary folk art and monthly dance nights. Other popular attractions include the east side of the Ruby Mountains, Angel Park and the Elko Swimming Pool. Visitors can take gold mine, ghost town and adventure tours.
The city is served by Elko Regional Airport (EKO), which offers rental cars. If you want to visit Salt Lake City or other towns located near Elko, you can take the train or the bus. Elko Train Station is served by Amtrak.
Founded in 1968, Elko attracts people from all over the United States. This city is renowned for its ghost towns and history museums. It also hosts a wide range of events, such as the National Basque Festival and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Its climate is semi-arid, with hot summers and little annual rainfall.