Elko, a Northeastern Nevada city in Elko County, is a small desert city that experiences four mild seasons per year and sees thousands of tourists within the summer months alone. Home to the Ruby Mountains and rugged streamlined canyons, Elko boasts a serene, barren beauty and plenty of outdoor recreation.
Elko is a hub for education, offering guests the opportunity to stroll the halls of the California Trail Historic Interpretive Center, the Northeastern Nevada Museum, and the Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum which features an extensive collection of authentic cowboy items, artifacts, and history. Then, they can make their way 30 miles outside of Elko to the Humboldt National Forest where they can go hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, or camping amongst some of the city’s most beautiful landscapes.
Travelers should also visit the Wild Horse Reservoir State Recreation Area for an afternoon of fishing, the Ruby View Golf Course for a few rounds of golf, or the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail for a unique hiking experience that leads them through glacial valleys and around various lakes and slow moving streams. For a dose of indoor fun, guests can go bowling at Telescope Lanes or check out the world’s largest taxidermied polar bear and try their luck at the Commercial Hotel and Casino.
Finding the perfect rental can be a challenge, but in Elko it’s made easy thanks to the city’s number of available rentals and scenic rental locations. Whether your chosen rental is within city limits or on the edges of town, it is guaranteed to offer wireless internet, cable TV, and comfortable furnishings.
The best time to visit Elko is June through mid July.
Elko is home to a wide variety of restaurants that are great for an impromptu lunch or casual dinner. A few of the best include but definitely aren’t limited to Rolbertos, serving Mexican fare, Luciano’s, specializing in Italian, and Pizza Barn which, as its name suggests, offers an array of pizzas.
Elko’s most beloved events include the Snowflake Festival & Parade of Lights, the Elko Christmas Bazaar, the Halloween Costume Contest, the National Basque Festival, and the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival. The Balloon Festival features a barbecue, live bands, tethered balloon rides, and of course- hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons floating through the sky!
Families finding themselves with spare time can spend the afternoon having a picnic and playing on the grand playground structures at Johnny Appleseed Park, catching a new release at Elko Cinema 4, or participate in an art class at Elko County Art Club Gallery.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Elko. The hottest month in Elko is May, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -7 ˚F. The wettest month in Elko is August with 3.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.01 inches of rain.
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Find the perfect accommodation for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Priceline, Airbnb, Agoda and many more. We have 129 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Elko ranging from cheap options to luxury places to stay. When traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Elko is available at $37 per night. The average price of a rental is $73 per night.
Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Elko can pick from 46 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 10 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 14 accommodations that provide gym options, so you don't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to Elko by car, be sure to choose from 46 accommodations that provide parking. We track 13 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to select one of the 17 pet-friendly accommodations available.
68 accommodations in Elko have been reviewed; 67% are rated highly. 46 accommodations allow instant booking.