Plan what to do in Elko, Nevada during your next trip to our historic western town. Sitting at 5,060 feet in elevation, Elko’s high desert environment makes for a unique climate where beautiful snowcapped mountains frame the countryside, but where the town below only averages less than 10 inches of snow per year. Warm summer days and mild winters provide for fun outdoor adventures like fishing, hiking, and more year-round.
Originally settled for the boon in the area’s mines, Elko flourished as a hub in the old west and continues that tradition today with its rich cultural history and its position as the local epicenter for activities and entertainment. Plan a trip to the Ramada Elko Hotel and Casino, and when you’re not gambling or exploring the sights and sounds downtown, venture out into the dramatic landscape we love to call home.