Cold Lakes (Nevada)

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Cold Lakes
Cold Lakes is located in Nevada
Cold Lakes
Cold Lakes
Location in Nevada
LocationRuby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates40°42′54″N 115°18′06″W / 40.71500°N 115.30167°W / 40.71500; -115.30167
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area7.4 acres (3.0 ha)
Max. depth28 ft (8.5 m)
Surface elevation9,880 ft (3,010 m)

Cold Lakes are a pair of glacial tarns in the Ruby Mountains, in Elko County in the northeastern part of the state of Nevada.[1] They are located at the head of Cold Creek Canyon, at approximately 40°42.9′N 115°18.1′W / 40.7150°N 115.3017°W / 40.7150; -115.3017, and at an elevation of 9880 feet (3010 m). They have a combined area of approximately 7.4 acres (3.0 hectares), and a depth of up to 28 feet (8.5 m).

The outflow of these lakes are one of the sources for Cold Creek, which after exiting the mountains flows down Lamoille Valley, through the small Lake Phyllis reservoir, and then merges with the main branch of the Humboldt River.

Lower Cold Lake