4.05 Acres For Sale in Elko, Nevada About 15 Minutes NE of Town With a Great Views of the Ruby Mountains.
Intermittent Stream That's a Tributary to the N Fork of the Humboldt River Runs Thru the E Side and It Was Taller Than Me and I'm 5'2!
Views of the Adobe Mountains, Home of the Largest Mule Deer and Antelope Herds in the State and I Spotted a Herd of Antelope Down the Road!
Easy Access Just 3 Miles N of Interstate 80 and 770 Feet From the Graveled Road!
Zoned For Home, Manufactured Home or RV Use
Close To 3 Fishing Hot Spots at Ruby Lake, South Fork Reservoir, and Wildhorse Reservoir
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River Valley Ranches Unit 1 Block 29 Lot 1 & 8
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4.05 acres land for sale in Elko, Nevada with an intermittent stream thru the property, a tributary to the N Fork of the Humboldt River. The property sits about 3 miles N of Interstate 80 and close to a graveled road. There's beautiful views of the Ruby Mountains, Adobe Mountains and Elko Hills.
All of the photos and video were taken in August 2018 and June 2019. 6th Street is an overgrown road along the N of the property. Columbia River Blvd is a bladed dirt road along the W. It sits just 770' E of graveled Twin River Ranchos Road which leads N off the Interstate to 6th Street that is very overgrown. I came in off 7th Street as this is a decent bladed road to Columbia. I don't see power close by so a solar or generator would be a good option.
The property is made up of two adjoining lots and we are selling them together as 4.05 acres. The west lot is a corner lot and mostly flat with tall healthy sage brush and cheat grass.
The east lot has the intermittent stream that's a tributary to the N Fork of the Humboldt River. You can see this area floods at times by the tall grass scattered about with barely any sagebrush - a wetter area. I could see where the stream cut and it was taller than me at spots and I'm 5'2. You can also see this in the aerial photo - looks like a darker area.
There is a great views of the Elko Hills to the south. Very nice!
Looming large in the distance from the S to the SE are the Ruby Mountains! It was a cloudy day and there had been a lot of smoke from the California fires in 2018. So I stopped by again in June 2019 and oh is it a lovely view of the Rubies! Called the Swiss Alps of Nevada, her snow capped peaks reach up to 11,317 feet at Ruby Dome
The area is a mixture of RV's, manufactured homes and a few stick built homes.
What I think is terrific about this area is that it is only about a 15 minute drive to Elko on the interstate! I myself own a piece of land a few miles northeast. I keep telling myself someday I am going to build myself a little place there and watch it snow on the Ruby Mountains! : )
I definitely love the abundance of wildlife in the area! This beautiful hawk was sitting along Twin River Ranchos Road not too far off Interstate 80 - incredible colors!
The Adobe Mountains surround this part of the valley. They really are some pretty mountains to watch and such unsung beauty compared to the Rubies. She also has lots of character in her and I remember thinking how unique some of her cool peaks are when I first started taking photos of her about ten years ago. And when I took some time to look at these photos I thought the same thing again – wow those are some cool looking mountains.
They run for about 80 miles and have an area of about 314 square miles. It’s highest summit is 8,134 feet. It's on the list of Nevada’s 172 Prominent Peaks! I found a posting on summitpost.org of someone that hiked to the peak. They shared how to get out to the trail and the way up to the peak. They also shared several fabulous photos overlooking across the valley and Humboldt River to the Ruby Mountains. It seems that this is becoming quite known to climbers as you will see in the photos! Cool!
Elko County contains the majority of Nevada’s mule deer and this range is home to one of the largest mule deer and antelope herds in the state. They migrate between their summer range in the Snake and Adobe ranges to winter range in the Pequop Mountains. The N Fork of the Humboldt River borders the Adobe range to the south and east.
Most of the Adobes are a checkerboard of public (Bureau of Land Management) and private ownership and this land borders 1 square mile of BLM land (640 acres) on its southern border. This pattern is attributed to the Pacific Railway Act of 1862, where the federal government gave railroad companies free land in alternating sections as an incentive and a means to finance the overwhelming task of linking east with west by rail.
I spotted this herd on Coal Mine Canyon Road by Devil's Gate Ranch in June 2019! A few of them took turns peeing while the big guy continued to eat. Then they raced up the hill lickity split! Awesome family! I learned that they are part of the family that includes sheep and goats, not the deer family! What!?
Devils Gate is a big ranch about 12 miles N and well worth the drive! When I went by the ranch in December 2014 I spotted a huge herd of mule deer out grazing in their hay field! It gives you an idea what the landscaped Adobe Mountains look like in the winter time snow.
My kind farm trucks!
Within an hour’s drive of the property are some famous fishing holes, Wildhorse Reservoir, Ruby Lake, and South Fork Reservoir!
Wildhorse Reservoir is a 2,800 acre premium trout reservoir 60 miles north of the town of Elko. In 2011 I ran into some men who had just hauled a 350 pound elk from the Wild Horse State Recreation Area and of course I have included photos of those as well! Hunters know the area for its elk, deer, mountain lion and bird but it's the fishermen that tell tall stories about ice fishing at Wildhorse.
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge sits on the SE side of the Ruby Mountains. With over 12,000 acres this area is a special habitat to over 207 species of birds providing feeding, nesting and a resting stop in the Pacific Flyway. On one of my first visits to Elko County some nice gentlemen told me that Ruby Lake was the best fishing in the state!
South Fork Reservoir and State Rec area is about 20 minutes S of Elko. It covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow land and rolling hills and known for its trophy-class trout and bass.
I have really seen the areas NE along I-80 continue to grow since 2001. It seems it’s mostly the locals who buy properties out here to hang out in their RV in the country side or for investment. There's many more homes between this area and town - but still plenty of room for now! Enjoy! Char the Explorer : )
Financing Price: $11,000
Terms with $100 down payment: $10,900 at 8% interest with approximately 59 monthly payments of $225.
Any down payment made over the required $100 Smile4u will match off of the balance.
90 Days Early Bird Payoff with $100 down! If $5500 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!
180 Days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $100 down! If $6875 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!
The down payment applies to the 90 & 180 day early payoff amounts but we do not match it for the early payoff amounts.
We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!
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A video of my journeys thru Meadow Valley Ranchos Unit 11, the Hamilton-Bullion Trail and the South Fork State Reservoir where I sat thru a cattle drive in Elko, Nevada!
The Hamilton-Bullion Trail is an 11 mile loop for horses, hikers and mountain bikers. It goes from Elko onto BLM land and over hills offering scenic views of the Ruby Mountains, South Fork Reservoir and the Humboldt River. South Fork covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow land and rolling hills. Known for its trophy-class trout and bass, and bird watching.
Elko County is located in northeastern Nevada, 295 miles east of Reno and 237 miles west of Salt Lake City. With 17,135 square miles it is one of the largest counties in the USA and is the heart of NE Nevada. A book listing American towns with the highest quality of life declared Elko, Nevada, "The Best Small Town in America." It is a small city, and a booming trading and service center for a mining and ranching area roughly the size of New England. In 2005 Relocate-America.com has named Elko City as 1 of the "Top 100 Places To Live" in the United States.
The population of Elko County is over 52,000, the town of Elko is over 18,000 and the town of Spring Creek is 12,000. Lately, Elko has evolved into a showcase for Western American Folk Art. Long famous for the National Basque Festival, held each Independence Day, a new era in Elko's cultural history began in 1985, when the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering was held. Estimates are 8000 - 10000 people attended the festival this January!
The weather in Elko County is considered ideal by many. Summer finds hot, dry afternoons with temperatures in the 90s, cooling to the low 40s and 50s by morning. Winters are moderate with lows typically in the 20s or 30s. Daytime highs during the winter months are in the 40s or 50s. Snowfall averages 42 inches per year and generally melts quickly. Yearly rainfall ranges from 9 to 10.5 inches. Sunny skies are usually seen over 300 days a year!
The land is mountainous and interspersed with low, flat valleys. The Humboldt River flows through the county, with the Ruby Mountains stretching across it in a north-south direction. The elevation in the valleys is about 5000 and reaches up to 11,300 feet at Ruby Dome. The elevation of Pilot Peak on the east side of Elko County reaches up to 10,716 feet. Elko County provides unlimited recreational opportunities with fishing, big game hunting (mule deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep), snowmobiling, ice fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, boating and skiing.
A video of my first journey around the Ruby Mountains in June 2004! Includes Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, the Humboldt River and the Last Chance Ranch II by Spring Creek and Elko, Nevada!
Click Here for the Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest website.
Click Here for big game hunting in the Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest website.
Click Here for Hunting and Fishing through the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.
Click Here for fishing at South Fork Reservoir on the Nevada State Parks website.