Palisade Canyon

Palisade Canyon is a canyon along the Humboldt River in northern Eureka County, Nevada, United States.[1]

The Feather River Route and First transcontinental railroad in Palisade Canyon are on opposite sides of the Humboldt River, 2008


The canyon runs along the Humboldt River roughly between State Route 278 upstream (about 7.5 miles [12.1 km] south–southwest of Carlin), and a point about 8 miles (13 km) west of Beowawe and State Route 306 downstream (about 32 miles [51 km] east–southeast of Battle Mountain).[2]

The Humboldt River, rather than flowing into the ocean, eventually loses all its water to evaporation in the Humboldt Sink, and stream-gage measurements undertaken by the United States Geological Survey suggest that Palisade Canyon is the point where the river's flow ceases to increase and begins to decrease.[3]

The canyon was named from a fancied resemblance to the Hudson River Palisades.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Palisade Canyon
  2. ^ Google (May 27, 2020). "Palisade Canyon, Nevada 89821" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Horton, Gary A. (2000). Humboldt River Chronology: an Overview (PDF). Carson City, Nev.: Nevada Division of Water Planning.
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 35.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Palisade Canyon (Nevada) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°34′51″N 116°19′12″W / 40.58083°N 116.32000°W / 40.58083; -116.32000