Cold Lakes (Nevada)

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Cold Lakes
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Cold Lakes is located in Nevada
Cold Lakes
Cold Lakes
Location in Nevada
Location Ruby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates 40°42′54″N 115°18′06″W / 40.71500°N 115.30167°W / 40.71500; -115.30167
Type tarns
Basin countries United States
Surface area 7.4 acres (3.0 ha)
Max. depth 28 ft (8.5 m)
Surface elevation 9,880 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. 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