Snow blankets much of northeastern Nevada in the winter, creating excellent conditions for snowmobiling. Open and varied terrain are available at Wild Horse Reservoir and Gold Creek. Other areas include Independence Mountains, Jarbidge and the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway.
Voted one of the “Top 10” snowmobiling destinations in the world by Super Trax Magazine. Elko is surrounded by pristine forests and meadows, crisscrossed in nearly every direction by numerous trails for snowmobiles. Just south of Elko, the Ruby Mountains feature remote trails into Nevada’s backcountry. The 10,000-acre Lamoille Canyon Scenic Area also offers limited terrain for snowmobiles. Remember, parts of wilderness areas are open to non-motorized travel only.
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Snowmobiling Recreational Areas:
Wild Horse Reservoir, Gold Creek and Merritt Mountain: Miles and miles of open snowmobiling are available. Riders will find a wide variety of terrain to explore.
Distance: 65 miles from Elko.
Jack Creek and Independence Mountains: Start your adventure from Jack Creek Lodge to discover this mountainous ranching country with the Independence Range on the east and the Tuscaroras on the west. With a nearly 4,000 foot rise in elevation, the Independence offers a wide variety of terrain for all levels of experience.
Distance: 58 miles from Elko
North Fork, Charleston and Jarbidge: Up to 30 feet of snow can fall in this rugged winter wilderness, providing a variety of unique challenges for snowmobilers. Snowmobiling is prohibited in designated wilderness areas.
Distance: 55 miles from Elko.
Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway: Gorgeous scenery through this rugged glaciated canyon. Paved road winds to unloading spot at snow line. Remember snowmobiling is prohibited in designated wilderness areas.
Distance: 25 Miles from Elko.