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horsebackridingRuby Crest National Recreation Trail

This rugged 39 miles trail is dotted with alpine lakes and glaciated canyons. True adventure pack trips can be planned to last a few hours or up to four days through this majestic part of the Ruby Mountains. Elevation rises to over 10,500 feet.

Distance from Elko: 42 miles (67.2 km)
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Services: None available
Map: #1 on map



Overland Lake

Gorgeous alpine lake at the end of this challenging trail. Top elevation of over 10,000 feet requires at least three hours ride each way (14 miles / 22.5 km round trip)

Distance from Elko: 60 miles (96.6 km)
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Services: Limited services available in Ruby Valley
Map: #2 on map



Secret-Starr Trail

Adventurous mountain riding through prime ranching country. Numerous mountain springs and dense aspen groves make this trail a rejuvenating and scenic day trip for any rider

Distance from Elko: 40 miles (64.4 km)
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Services: None available
Map: #3 on map



South Fork State Recreation Area

A 1,650 acre reservoir created by damming the South Fork of the Humboldt River, this area offers plenty of scenic rides along the reservoir and South Fork Canyon. Ideal for a beginning rider.

Distance from Elko: 16 miles (25.8 km)
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate
Services: Limited servides available in Spring Creek (5 miles)
Map: #4 on map



Soldier Basin

Trail leads you to several pristine alpine lakes - Robbinson, Hidden, and Soldier. All provide unforgettable mountain fishing. Elevation rises 2,000 feet over length of trail with unspoiled views of the Rubies from the rim of Soldier Basin.

Distance from Elko: 32 miles (51.5 km)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Services: Limited services available in Lamoille (10 miles)
Map: #5 on map



Mary's River Basin Trail

Challenging trail leads you through high desert wilderness. Carve a few hours or a few days of adventure through this rugged land. An abundance of wildlife and unique scenery available for viewing.

Distance from Elko: 100 miles (161 km)
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Services: Limited services available in Jarbidge
Map: #6 on map