Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District

Under ConstructionThe Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District features a wide variety of diverse landscapes including the Jarbidge, East Humboldt and Ruby Mountain Ranges. The terrain is made up of rocky peaks, cirque basins, high glacier-formed lakes, steep narrow canyons, and rolling sage/grass hills. The elevation on the District ranges from about 6,000 feet on the valley floor to 11,387 feet on the summit of Ruby Dome in the Ruby Mountains. Vegetation consists of sagebrush, aspen, mountain mahogany, and high altitude conifers.  

 

  • Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District Fact Sheet

 

Offices

Elko Office

660 South 12th St.
Suite 108
Elko, NV 89801

775-738-5171

Wells Office

140 Pacific Ave.
P.O. Box 246
Wells, NV 89835

775-752-3357

 

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST)

Closed Federal Holidays

 

Recreation Sites

 

Campgrounds

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Campgrounds

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Angel Creek

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

$17 Single/$34 Double

Yes www.recreation.gov

Wells, Nevada

Angel Lake June - October, as weather and conditions allow

$18 Single/$36 Double

Yes www.recreation.gov Wells, Nevada
Big Bend May - November, as weather and conditions allow $8 No Owyhee or Jarbidge,  Nevada
Jack Creek May - October, as weather and conditions allow No No Owyhee, Nevada
Lower Bluster June - October, as weather and conditions allow No No Jarbidge, Nevada
Pavlak June - October, as weather and conditions allow No No Jarbidge, Nevada
Pine Creek June - October, as weather and conditions allow No No Jarbidge, Nevada
Sawmill June - October, as weather and conditions allow No No Jarbidge, Nevada
Slide Creek June - October, as weather and conditions allow No No Jarbidge, Nevada or Rogerson, Idaho
South Ruby May - November, as weather and conditions allow

$17 Single

$34 Double

Yes www.recreation.gov Wells or Spring Creek, Nevada
Terraces Group June - September, as weather and conditions allow $100 Yes www.recreation.gov Spring Creek, Nevada

Thomas Canyon

May - November, as weather and conditions allow

$19 Single

$38 Double

Yes www.recreation.gov Spring Creek, Nevada
Upper Bluster June - October, as weather and conditions allow Free No Jarbidge, Nevada

Wildhorse Crossing

CLOSED

May - November, as weather and conditions allow $5 No Owyhee, Neva

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

Day Use Areas

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Day Use Areas

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Angel Creek Picnic

May - November, as weather and conditions allow

$5 parking fee

No

Wells, Nevada

Angel Lake Picnic June - September, as weather and conditions allow $5 parking fee No Wells, Nevada
Powerhouse Group Picnic May - October, as weather and conditions allow $94

Yes, for group site www.recreation.gov

Spring Creek, Nevada
Powerhouse Picnic May - October, as weather and cinditions allow $5 parking fee No Spring Creek, Nevada
Terraces Picnic June -  September, as weather and conditions allow $100

Yes, for group site www.recreation.gov

Spring Creek, Nevada

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

Trailheads

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Trailheads

Season

Wilderness Area Access/Entry Point

Trail Access

Nearest Town(s)

Camp Draw

July - November, as weather and conditions allow

 Jarbidge Wilderness         

 

Jarbidge, Nevada

Changing Canyon June - November, as weather and conditions allow No   Spring Creek, Nevada
Colonel Moore July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Wells or Spring Creek, Nevada
Gardner Creek July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Wells or Elko, Nevada
Green Mountain July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Spring Creek, Nevada
Hummingbird June - November, as weather and conditions allow Jarbidge Wilderness   Jarbidge, Nevada or Rogerson, Idaho
Krenka Creek July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Wells or Elko, Nevada
Lizzie's Basin June - November, as weather and conditions allow Easy Humboldt Wilderness   Wells, Nevada
Marys River June - November, as weather and conditions allow Jarbidge Wilderness   Wells or Jarbidge, Nevada
Overland Lake July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Wells or Spring Creek, Nevada
Right Fork June - November, as weather and conditions allow No   Spring Creek, Nevada

Roads End

July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mounains Wilderness   Spring Creek, Nevada
Ruby Guard July - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Wells or Elko, Nevada
Secret-Starr June - November, as weather and conditions allow East Humboldt Wilderness   Wells or Elko, Nevada
Seventysix Creek July - November, as weather and conditions allow Jarbidge Wilderness   Jarbidge, Nevada
Slide Creek June - November, as weather and conditions allow Jarbidge Wilderness   Jarbidge, Nevada or Rogerson, Idaho
Smith Lake July - October, as weather and conditions allow East Humboldt Wilderness   Wells, Nevada
Soldier Creek May - November, as weather and conditions allow Ruby Mountains Wilderness   Spring Creek, Nevada
Talbot Year round, as weather and conditions allow No   Spring Creek, Nevada
Thomas Canyon May - November, as weather and conditions allow No   Spring Creek, Nevada
Three Day Creek June - November, as weather and conditions allow Jarbidge Wilderness   Jarbidge, Nevada or Rogerson, Idaho
Winchell Lake June - November, as weather and conditions allow East Humboldt Wilderness   Wells, Nevada

 

Wilderness Areas

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Wilderness Areas

Permits

Acreage

Maps

Nearest Town(s)

East Humboldt Wilderness 

No

32,364

2.41 MB

Wells, Nevada

Jarbidge Wilderness No 110,471 3.01 MB Jarbidge, Nevada

Ruby Mountains Wilderness

No 92,652 6.09 MB Spring Creek, Nevada

 

 



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