State Route 225 - Mountain City Highway

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Traveling 100.25 miles wholly within Elko County, Nevada 225 (Mountain City Highway) begins at Business Loop I-80 (Nevada 535) in the city of Elko. The state route proceeds northwest from Interstate 80 at Exit 301 across the Adobe Range and north past Wild Horse Reservoir. Paralleling the winding course of the Owyhee River through Wild Horse Range, Nevada 225 reaches Mountain City, with minimal services available there, 84 miles north of Elko.  The remainder of the route in the Silver State travels northwest through Duck Valley Indian Reservation to Owyhee and the Idaho state line. Idaho 51 extends north from Nevada 225 to eventually meet Interstate 84 and U.S. 20-26-30 in Mountain Home.

Nevada 225 north
West Silver Street transitions to Nevada 225 (Mountain City Highway) north at Business Loop I-80 and Nevada 535 (Idaho Street) east of Elko Regional Airport (EKO). Photo taken 09/09/05.
The first confirming marker for SR 225 north stands just between Business Loop I-80 (Idaho Street) and Sage Street in west Elko Photo taken 09/09/05.
SR 225 (Mountain City Highway) constitutes a commercial arterial both south and north of the exchange with Interstate 80. Elko Junction retail plaza lines the west side of the state route ahead of Argent Avenue north to a residential subdivision. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Construction of Interstate 80 across the north side of Elko included a realignment of Mountain City Highway (old Nevada 51) from a more linear route to a sweeping curve to the east. Sagecrest Drive represents the former state route to the west of the diamond interchange with Nevada 225. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 ventures southwest from Nevada 225 and Elko to Carlin. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Crossing over I-80, motorists on Nevada 225 south meet the eastbound on-ramp to Deeth, Wells and West Wendover. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Mountain City Highway continues along a commercialized stretch leading southeast from I-80 to Idaho Street (Business Loop I-80 / Historic U.S. 40). Terminal Way spurs west from the ensuing intersection to Elko Regional Airport (EKO). Photo taken 09/09/05.
Sage Street follows from Mountain City Highway south and angles northeast to Great Basin College. Photo taken 05/16/12.
Approaching Business Loop I-80 and SR 535 (Idaho Street) on SR 225 (Mountain City Highway) south. SR 535 overlays Idaho Street east for 0.79 miles to SR 227 (5th Street / Lamoille Highway) in Downtown Elko. Photo taken 09/09/05.
Silver Street extends southeast from the end of SR 225 (Mountain City Highway) to Errecart Boulevard south across the Humbolt River and the south side of Downtown Elko. Photo taken 09/09/05.
SR 225 concludes with an end shield at Idaho Street (Business Loop I-80) and Silver Street to the east of Elko Regional Airport (EKO). Photo taken 09/09/05.
SR 535 formerly overlapped with all 5.5 miles of Business Loop I-80 along Idaho Street (old U.S. 40) through Elko. The state route is discontinuous west along Idaho Street to the Elko city line, where it resumes along side the business route to I-80 at Exit 298. Photo taken 05/16/12.

Photo Credits:

  • 09/09/05 by AARoads.
  • 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
  • 08/05/13 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 80
Business Loop I-80 - Elko

Page Updated 07-26-2018.