Welcome to the land of magnificent mountain ranges, open spaces, abundant wildlife, and plenty of fresh air. Elko, Nevada is a paradise for any fisherman, hunter, hiker, or outdoor enthusiast.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, is a 75-bed, acute care facility located on a 50-acre campus that provides medical services to the people of Elko County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: med/surg/peds/ICU, bone health, dietary services, emergency services, radiology/diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, respiratory services, sleep medicine program, surgery department, and women and newborn services. Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is an integral part of the Elko County community and the only acute care hospital within a 200-mile radius.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital also serves as a teaching institution for the Nursing program at Great Basin College and the Residency/Medical Student Program at the University of Nevada.
To learn more, visit www.nnrhospital.com.
Located in the center of Northern Nevada’s Great Basin on Interstate 80, Elko is the largest city between Salt Lake City and Reno.
The Elko County School District has seven elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and an Adult Education Program. Great Basin College provides post-secondary educational opportunities. The Western Folklife Center is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the traditional cultures of the American West, with concerts and performances, exhibits, workshops, adult and youth educational programs, as well as the world renowned National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Elko is home to a community orchestra, convention center, theatrical group, the annual Elko County Fair, a classic car show and other community celebrations.
Elko has eight city parks with many activities including horseshoes, basketball, tennis, soccer, football, and baseball, as well as a skateboarding park and municipal swimming pool.
Elko is a great place for someone who loves to be outdoors. Skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are all popular here. Fishermen flock here for our resident cold water trout — rainbow, brook and cutthroat — as well as northern pike, bullhead, bass, bluegill, perch, and sunfish.
Lamoille Canyon offers a closer look at the towering and rugged peaks of the Ruby Mountains. A paved road carries you around the base of the Ruby Dome and up the glacially formed canyon, where hikers can explore more than 100 miles of trails among the alpine lakes, glaciated canyons, and rugged peaks of the Ruby Mountains.
South Fork State Recreation Area, Nevada’s newest state park, is located 10 miles south of Elko and features a 90-foot high dam holding a 2,900-acre reservoir. It’s a popular place for boating, skiing, fishing, and swimming.
Humboldt National Forest features eight wilderness areas, spectacular canyons, and old mining camps on its two million acres. The 37,632-acre Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge is just 65 miles south of Elko with bird watching opportunities. Mountain lions, bobcats, mule deer, snakes and coyotes are often spotted here.