Elko has a lot of good places to hike, such as Mount Rose Ski Tahoe. Many locals as well as tourists enjoy hiking the mountains near Elko, especially in the colder months for more of a challenge and some beautiful scenery. The months of April, May, and October seem to be the most ideal times to visit Elko if you’re looking to fully experience hiking a mountain and walking a beautiful nature trail. During the warmer months, hikers around the Elko area find that parks like Lake Las Vegas are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Elko in June, July, or August.
Most people head to the ski mountains during January, when the chance of fresh snow and ideal temperatures are most likely. Ski mountains such as Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are very popular in Elko. Alternatively, Diamond Peak Ski Resort is also a very popular ski mountain in the Elko area.