The Toano Range is a mountain range located in eastern Elko County, Nevada in the United States. The highest point in the range reaches 7,913 feet (2,412 m). The range is separated from the Goshute Mountains to the south by Morgan Pass.
Interstate 80 and Union Pacific Railroad's Central Corridor(former Feather River Route), used both by freight trains and Amtrak's California Zephyr , cross the Toano range via Silver Zone Pass. On the eastern approach to the pass the railroad makes a near 360 degree hairpin bend called the Arnold Loop.
Toano is a name derived from the Shoshoni language meaning "pipe camp".
White Pine County is a largely rural, mountain county along the central eastern boundary of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,030. Its county seat is Ely. The name "(Rocky Mountain) white pine" is an old name for the limber pine, a common tree in the county's mountains.
Battle Mountain is an unincorporated town in and the county seat of Lander County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,635 at the 2010 census. Its primary economic base is gold mining and to a lesser extent, legalized gambling.
The Shoshone or Shoshoni are a Native American tribe with four large cultural/linguistic divisions:
The Humboldt River is an extensive river drainage system located in north-central Nevada. It extends in a general east-to-west direction from its headwaters in the Jarbidge, Independence, and Ruby Mountains in Elko County, to its terminus in the Humboldt Sink, approximately 225 miles away in northwest Churchill County. Most estimates put the Humboldt River at 290 miles (470 km) long however, due to the extensive meandering nature of the river, its length is more closely estimated at 380 miles (612 km). It is located within the Great Basin Watershed and is the third longest river in the watershed behind the Bear River at 355 miles (570 km) and the Sevier River at 325 miles (523 km). The Humboldt River Basin is the largest sub-basin of the Great Basin encompassing an area of 16,840 square miles (43,615 km2). It is the only major river system wholly contained within the state of Nevada.
The Pequop Mountains are a mountain range located in eastern Elko County, in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. The range runs generally north-south for approximately 51 miles (82 km) The high point of the range is an unnamed peak located at 40°55.46'N and 114°35.38'W.
The Goshute Mountains is a mountain range in southeastern Elko County, Nevada, United States.
The Cherry Creek Range is a line of mountains, Basin and Range faulted, in northern White Pine and southern Elko Counties, in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. The range runs generally north–south for approximately 50 miles (80 km). The highest point in the range is an unnamed peak, located just south of the border between the counties.
Interstate 80 (I-80) traverses the northern portion of the U.S. state of Nevada. The freeway serves the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area and passes through the towns of Fernley, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, Wells and West Wendover on its way through the state.
Tuscarora is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States. Tuscarora is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Currie is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States. It is often considered a ghost town, and its population is around 20.
Oasis is a census-designated place (CDP) located in eastern Elko County, Nevada, United States, at the junction of State Route 233 and Interstate 80, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of the Utah border and 77 miles (124 km) east of Elko. As of the 2008 American Community Survey it had a population of 34.
The Central Corridor is a rail line operated by the Union Pacific Railroad from near Winnemucca, Nevada to Denver, Colorado in the western United States. The line was created after the merger with the Southern Pacific Transportation Company by combining portions of lines built by former competitors. No portion of the line was originally built by the Union Pacific; in fact, some portions were built specifically to compete with the Union Pacific's Overland Route. The line is known for significant feats of engineering while crossing the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The line features numerous tunnels, the longest and highest of these is the Moffat Tunnel.
The Goshute Valley is an endorheic landform of the Great Basin in Elko County, Nevada, United States.
The Antelope Valley adjacent to the Nevada/Utah state line, and located in southeast Elko County and northeast White Pine County, Nevada is a 70 mi (113 km) long endorheic valley. The valley curves around the Dolly Varden and Kinsley Mountains, and the Antelope Range.
Pequop or Pequop Siding is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada, United States. It was located west of Toano on the route around the north end of the Pequop Mountains between Cobre and Wells. It was first a stop station of the Central Pacific Railroad and later a non-agency station on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Several buildings were erected to house section crews.
Toano is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada, in the United States.
Silver Zone is an extinct town in Elko County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place. The town was located at the mountain pass where the Feather River Route and Interstate 80 cross the Toano Range.
Ferber Hills is a range of hills in Elko County, Nevada and Tooele County, Utah. The range is formed in three parallel ridges of hills trending northwest to southeast. Its highest summit is Utah Peak, in the center of the central ridge of the range, at an elevation of 6,680 feet / 2,036 meters, just east of the state line in Tooele County, Utah. Its second highest Summit is Ferber Peak, that rises to and elevation of 6,601 feet / 2,012 meters, at the south end of the southernmost ridge of the range atjust west of the state line in Elko County, Nevada. The highest point in the smaller northernmost ridge is an unnamed summit at with an elevation of 5,745 feet / 1,751 meters in Tooele County.