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Elko, Nevada
Elko is a city and tourist destination located in Elko County, Nevada. It is a small and unique city that carries the old charm of the West. Elko's economy relies heavily on gold mining, with livestock and tourism providing additional jobs. The city is considered the capital of Nevada's golden belt.
Main tourist points
- Elko Cowboy Country of Nevada, located in the center of the rocky landscape of the Ruby Mountains.
- The most amazing spot in the center is the Cowboy National Poetry Gathering.
- the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum.
- J.M. Capriola, a trade in traditional western items.
- the California Trail Interpretive Center of Elko.
- Visit the mines scattered along the roads of Cowboy Country
- Visit the slightly haunted city of Paradise Valley
- guided tour of Newmont Gold Mine.
- Jarbidge Wilderness
- trails in the Santa Rosa Mountains, such as the Summit Trail or Falls Canyon Trail.
- the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
- fish in the Wilson Reservoir, South Fork State Recreation Center or Wild Horse State Recreation Area.
- Black Rock Desert
Among many other sights to visit!
How to get
By plane to Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah and rent a car. Drive 360 ​​kilometers to Elko, Nevada. You can also fly to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and drive 466 kilometers to Elko.
Delta Airlines flies to Elko regional airport (J.C.Harris Field).
Weather
Summer is hot and almost cloudless; winter is freezing and partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the weather is dry. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from -10 ° C to 32 ° C and is rarely below -19 ° C or above 36 ° C.
The best time of year to visit and do warm weather activities is from late June to late August.
Security
Terrorism: The US Department of Homeland Security, created in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on US protection, has established a range of security alert levels that are constantly updated as the threat level is deemed credible. For information on the current level of this security scale, please visit www.dhs.gov.

Crime: The level of crime is stable, affecting mainly certain cities (or some specific neighborhoods). It is advisable, upon arrival in these cities, to find out which districts are of greatest concern, and especially the times when it is inadvisable to be on the street. Most crimes and petty offenses take place at night and on weekends. Most homicides take place on public roads and are mainly related to drug trafficking.

In case of contact with the police, especially on the road, it is advisable to stop immediately if requested and to remain inside the vehicle with your hands on the steering wheel; do not make sudden or aggressive gestures and never make false statements.

Other important information

Emergency number: 911 in all states for contact with police, fire brigade or for medical assistance.
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