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Ely Ranger District- The Ely Region is located towards central-eastern Nevada and encompasses several interesting recreational facilities, these include: Bristlecone Pines, Ward and the Charcoal Ovens, the Ely Elk Viewing Area and the Great Basin National Park.
Jarbidge Ranger District- The Jarbidge Wilderness, the first designated Wilderness Area in Nevada, contains 113,000 acres of rugged, glaciated, mountainous terrain. The Jarbidge Mountains form a single crest maintaining an elevation between 9,800 and 11,000 feet for about seven miles. Eight peaks exceed 10,000 feet in elevation.
Mountain City Ranger District- Mountain City Ranger District is located towards northeastern Nevada. The area has perhaps some of the most diverse plant and bird life communities that can be found in Northern Nevada.
Ruby Mountains Ranger District- Located in northern Nevada Ruby Mountains Ranger District offers visitors to the area several recreational opportunities, including nature studies, wildlife viewing, scenic views, winter sports and fishing.

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Description - The Humboldt National Forest is scattered throughout northern and eastern Nevada. From lowlands covered with sagebrush to mountain peaks frosted with snowfields, the Forest is a country of different faces and many moods.

Attractions - From lowlands covered with sagebrush to mountain peaks frosted with snowfields, the Humboldt National Forest is an area of different faces and many moods. The contrast of scenery is reflected by the activities pursued by Forest visitors and users.

The Humboldt has many areas of interest. The 10,000 acre Lamoille Canyon Scenic Area is located just 20 miles southeast of Elko. The Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail is in this area. The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway extends 12 miles up Lamoille Canyon. Lesser known backcountry areas, like the Santa Rosa Mountains, offer recreation experiences similar to those in the more heavily visited Ruby Mountains.

Recreation - The Humboldt offers a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the year. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and sightseeing are just a few of the activities one can experience on the Forest.

The Forest has 20 developed camp and picnic grounds. There are nearly 900 miles of trail to explore.

Sparkling streams and pristine lakes provide numerous cold water fishing opportunities. Resident game fish include rainbow, brook cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout.

Helicopter skiing is available in the Ruby Mountains. Snowmobile areas are available on many parts of the Forest. Cross-country skiing has become increasingly popular.

The Forest offers some good hunting as it is home to the largest mule deer herd in the state of Nevada. Upland game includes chukar, sage grouse, blue grouse, and rabbits.

Climate - Climate varies greatly from summer to winter. Daily temperature fluctuations of 50 degrees are not uncommon. Winters are moderate, with heavy snows in the mountains and light snows in the valleys. Precipitation occurs mainly during winter and spring months. Summer temperatures range in the high 90's while winter temperatures seldom go below 0.

Location - This 2.5 million acre National Forest is composed of nine separate divisions. The Forest headquarters office is in Elko, Nevada.


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Humboldt National Forest, 2035 Last Chance Road , Elko, NV, 89801, Phone: 702-778-0209

Additional Information:
Central Nevada - This area spans the center of Nevada, straddling U.S. Hwy. 50. It is often referred to as Pony Express Territory because U.S. Hwy. 50 parallels the historic Pony Express route.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - The Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest, the largest national Forest outside the State of Alaska. Areas of this immense National Forest are scattered throughout Nevada. Each area is normally served by the different State Highways.
Nevada National Forests and Parks - The Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest, is the largest national Forest outside the State of Alaska. Areas of this immense National Forest are scattered throughout Nevada. There are many opportunities to participated in a wide variety of recreational activities.
Northern Nevada - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles. The area has beautiful areas such as the 113,167 acre Jarbidge Wilderness, the 11,000 acre Rye Patch Reservoir, Angel Lake, Battle Mountain and the Ruby Mountains.
South-Central Nevada - Often called the "Pioneer Territory", the area contains natural wonders from the Death Valley National Park to the Toiyabe and Monitor mountain ranges. The land is also dotted with the ruins of old mining towns.

Links:
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U. S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official Forest Service website
National Forests in Nevada - Official Forest Service website

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