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Top 8 attractions to explore in Elko County

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.

Attractions in Elko County

Angel LakeAngel Lake, Nevada, USA

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 PeakHole in the Mountain Peak, Nevada 89835, USA

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 CanyonLamoille Canyon, Nevada 89828, USA

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 Museum1515 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801, USA

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

Pilot PeakPilot Peak, Nevada 89883, USA

Named for its use as an easily recognized landmark, it is the highest point in the Pilot Range. 4th highest peak in Nevada.

Ruby DomeRuby Dome, Nevada 89815, USA

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 MountainSpruce Mountain, Nevada, USA

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.

Map of attractions in Elko County