A parade from one end of the town’s main street to the other and back showcases Jarbidge Days at Pioneer Park, located in the center of the tiny wilderness town of Jarbidge. Jarbidge, with all services available year round, is one of the most exciting historic mining towns in Nevada and well worth the trip into this deliciously remote northeastern corner of Nevada. Gold was discovered here in 1908 and overnight Jarbidge became a boom town. In 1916, it was the site of the West’s last stagecoach robbery. Lying in an awe-inspiring canyon in a premier wilderness area, Jarbidge today is known as much for its breathtaking scenery as its historic ruins.
Roam the mile-long townsite to see the Historic Jarbidge Jail, Historic Community Hall, rustic mining era homes, and the legendary Outdoor Inn and Red Dog Saloon. In town, visitors will find a bend-and-breakfast, motel, RV Park with full hook-ups, gas station, restaurant and bar, Jarbidge Trading Post, glass blowing studio, and beyond.
The area can be reached along the Rubies Route from Elko by driving north on Mountain City Highway for 55 miles, then driving another 47 miles northeast to Jarbidge on narrow county roads. This route provides summer access only and is an excellent day trip from Elko. During the winter, as well as summer months, drive north of Wells for 85 miles on State Route 93. Turn left at Rogerson, ID and follow the road going over the Salmon Dam and passing amongst working ranches. Use low gear descending the canyon into Murphy’s Hot Springs. Trailers and large motorhomes should use this route year round.