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Metropolis Ghost Town

Wells, NV 89835, USA

Old Ruins

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Angel Lake22.53km from Metropolis Ghost Town

A glacial tarn with an area of approximately 13 acres (5.2 hectares), and a depth of up to 29 feet (9 m). Located at the base of a steep cirque, the lake is surrounded by high cliffs.

Hole in the Mountain Peak31.31km from Metropolis Ghost Town

Highest mountain in the East Humboldt Range of mountains, it is 11,311 feet (3,448 m) high. The arch named Hole in the Mountain or Lizzie's Window, which gives the peak its name is in the ridge about one third of a mile (0.5 km) south of the summit at about 11,127 feet (3,392 m).

Lamoille Canyon69.15km from Metropolis Ghost Town

Largest valley in the Ruby Mountains. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) in length, it was extensively sculpted by glaciers in previous ice ages.

Northeastern Nevada Museum72.42km from Metropolis Ghost Town

Features art and local history exhibits as well as extensive wildlife habitat dioramas in xix galleries occupying more than 20,000 square feet.

Ruby Dome75.98km from Metropolis Ghost Town

Highest mountain in both the Ruby Mountains and Elko County. The mountain rises from a base elevation of about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) to a height of 11,387 feet (3,471 m).

Spruce Mountain77.7km from Metropolis Ghost Town

At 10,267 feet (3,129 m) high, it was named from the spruce timber near the summit. The western side of the mountain was the site of copper, silver, and lead mining during the late 19th century. The settlement of Sprucemont on the western slope of the mountain supported the mining activity and existed from 1868 through about 1900 and is now a ghost town.

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Elko County8 attractions

Fourth-largest county by area in the contiguous United States. It is one of only 10 counties in the U.S. with more than 10,000 square miles (25,900 km2) of area.