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Cross Country Skiing Adventures

Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway

crosscountryskiThis rolling canyon provides just enough challenge for skiers of all levels. Paved road access with unloading and available seasonally at snow line. Popular trailhead located at the end of the paved highway through Lamoille Canyon.
Distance from Elko: 25 miles (40.3 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: None available; limited services in Lamoille (13 miles / 21 km)
Map: #1 on map

Harrison Pass

This mountainous area is home to the South Trailhead of Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail which overlooks the Ruby Valley and Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. A variety of trail possibilities provide challenges for skiers of all levels.
Distance from Elko: 42 miles (67.6 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: None available; limited services in Jiggs (5 miles / 8 km)
Map: #2 on map

Wild Horse State Recreation Area

The 120 acres state park surrounding Wild Horse State Reservoir offers miles of open cross-country skiing areas from Sunflower Flats to Merritt Mountain. Elevation rises 1,700 feet and offers beautiful views of the Independence Range.
Distance from Elko: 65 miles (104.7 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: All services available
Map: #3 on map

Jack Creek

Trail elevations rise nearly 2,000 feet in the mountains surrounding Jack Creek. Opprotunities for all levels of skiers are available.
Distance from Elko: 58 miles (93.4 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: Limited services available in Jack Creek
Map: #4 on map

Angel Lake Scenic Byway

This easily accessible lake offers a variety of skiing possibilities throughout the season.
Distance from Elko: 62 miles (103.5 km)
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Services: All services available in Wells (12 miles / 16 km)
Map: #5 on map

Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Plenty of rolling space is available on the 37,632 acre refuge for beginners to practice their cross-country skills
Distance from Elko: 65 miles (104.7 km)
Skill Level: Beginner
Services: None available; limited services in Ruby Valley
Map: #6 on map