We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Humboldt National Forest

2035 Last Chance Rd, Elko, NV
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Elko
Type: Forests, Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Heli-skiing
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Located in north-central Nevada, this national preserve spans more than two million acres and offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, camping and backpacking.

Hotels near Humboldt National Forest

Write a Review

14 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boise, Idaho
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I grew up living just outside the Humbolt National Forest. So this review is somewhat biased. After experiencing many national forests and alpine regions in the country, the Humbolt is the standard that I compare them against. It is what I think a National Forest should be like. From the Rubies to the Jarbidge Wilderness, it is world class, high... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truckee, CA
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We've been wanting to come to Ruby Mountains for ten plus years, finally made it! Fall color was amazing, another week we would have missed it. Dry camped at Thomas Canyon Campground. Great little hike right from campground with great fall color. First come first serve at this late in the season...going any other time make reservations in advance is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mid Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The drive into Lamoille Canyon is breathtaking. There is still snow on the peaks in July and the waterfalls and creek are running. Great hiking. There are pit toilets at the turn-around, but no drinking water, so bring your own. Lovely picnic area. The road is in good shape.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Green Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
104 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Whether you want to do some serious hiking in the Ruby Mountains or are limited by time or mobility issues, a trip up the 13 mile Lamoille Canyon Road National Scenic Byway will long be remembered. Called "the Alps of Nevada", the mountains have it all-snow capped peaks, mountain streams, waterfalls (especially in Spring), canyons and breathtaking vistas. Along the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Las Vegas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place has it all for outdoors. We did several 5 mile hikes to lakes and waterfalls. Beautiful scenery everywhere you look. Awesome sites, smells and sounds. Nature at it's best. Tons to do for all ages. Second trip there and will not be out last.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

These are some amazing mountains with hardly any traffic at all, on either the roads or trails, when I visited just after Memorial Day weekend. Felt like I had the place all to myself to enjoy. Consider visiting the Forest Service ranger station in Elko, on Last Chance Drive, near the Toyota dealer, for current info and maps. For $10... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I always associate Nevada with nothing but sage brush, but the humbolt forest surprised me with its beauty, there was nothing to dislike, if u look for it there is beauty to be see.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Boulder City, NV
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wonderful scenery. Aspens turning gold. Took short hike at end of canyon - there are lakes, tho we didn't go that far. Easy parking & bathrooms at parking area at end of Canyon. Visited O'Carroll's in Lamoille for cup of soup afterwards. Church at the Crossroads very picturesque at end of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I took my 3 children to Lamoille Canyon as a 'less traveled' part of our western trip. We did the hike up to Lomolille Lake and wish we had take other trails farther up. The scenery was great. The hike was fairly easy (probably moderate for most people) and taking our time we got to the late in just under... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Elko, Nevada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We took a drive through this area and it was absolutely breathtaking. Hope to get back to spend more time in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to Humboldt National Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing