Elko: Expect the Unexpected
November – December 2015
One more day. It’s something many vacationers and travelers wish they had, but seldom take even when they do. It’s no secret that we’re all busy, and getting back home a day early can make getting ready for the week that much easier. But staying just one more day can mean the di.fference between a quick glimpse and a comprehensive experience. So take the time to live your adventure to the fullest and do something special on your one more day. You owe it to yourself.
If you find yourself in Elko and you’re looking for a one-more-day idea, give these a try:
Lamoille Canyon is the epitome of Neva- da beauty. The canyon’s majestic walls encase scenery that is almost completely unscathed by human development. Trout swim freely in pristine mountain streams that resound mellifluously near hiking trails, ponds, and wildlife. Thomas Canyon Campground—located inside Lamoille Canyon—puts visitors in the heart of this beauty.
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South Fork State Recreation Area—a Nevada State Park—is another good choice when you’re in the Elko area. Known for its trophy-class trout and bass fishery, the destination is a favorite for anglers. Boaters, campers and picnickers also find refuge here in the summer months.
As home to the Elko Chamber of Commerce, the historic Sherman Station Visitor’s Center gives a look back at what life may have looked like 100 years ago. In 1997, the ranch house and five buildings were relocated to Elko from their former home in Huntington Valley (60 miles south of Elko). Built by the Walther family, the historic buildings house photographs and memorabilia from days past, and one of the structures dates to 1880. Guided group tours and self-guided walking tours are available.
Elko Railroad Park—located in the heart of downtown Elko—is the site of many summer activities. Paying homage to Elko’s roots as a railroad town, the park has several decommis- sioned, authentic train cars and numerous in- formative plaques.