Elko County, in northeast Nevada, brings the drama of the high desert into vivid reality with its unspoiled nature, breathtaking vistas, and its rich western history. View the towering, snow-capped Ruby Mountains, often called the Alps of Nevada, and the lush, glacier-carved Lamoille Canyon. Enjoy trips up Lamoille Canyon, boating or bird-watching at the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, down-and-dirty ATVing, out-of-this-world heli-skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, or hiking the rocky trails.
Humboldt County is located in the rugged high desert region of north-central Nevada, bordered on the north by Oregon. The County offers some of the most varied, spectacular scenery and a wide array of recreational opportunities.
The County's economy is derived in large part from mining, agriculture and tourism. It is located in the rich gold mining center of the Western US. A large number of visitors are attracted by the gaming industry and are drawn by the beautiful wide open spaces, historical sites, and great hunting and fishing.