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Carlin Canyon
2015-04-19 16 39 10 View west down the Humboldt River in the Carlin Canyon from old U.S. Route 40 in Elko County, Nevada.jpg
View west along old U.S. Route 40 and the Humboldt River in the Carlin Canyon
Carlin Canyon is located in Nevada
Carlin Canyon
Carlin Canyon
Location in Nevada
Floor elevation 4,928 feet (1,500 m) at the mouth
Traversed by I‑80
Rivers Humboldt River

Carlin Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Humboldt River in southwestern Elko County, Nevada, United States. The California Trail, First Transcontinental Railroad and Victory Highway have all passed through the canyon in the past. At present, Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific Railroad both traverse the canyon, though both bypass a sharp loop in the canyon via the Carlin Tunnel.

Carlin Canyon view
360-degree panorama from the hill directly above the Carlin Tunnel within the canyon
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