A historic cattle ranch, the expansive 26 Ranch (formerly and known to most as 25 Ranch) is situated in northern Nevada and encompasses 126,018± deeded acres spanning across four counties. One of the largest and oldest ranches in the state, 26 Ranch holds many vested and decreed water rights dating back to the 1870s and 1880s. Improved with main residence, numerous dwellings, corrals, barns, shops, and support buildings, 26 Ranch features numerous water sources, vast, long-standing BLM grazing permits and a carrying capacity of 6,500± cows on a year-round basis. One of the foremost historic cattle ranches in northern Nevada, many of the ranching properties consisting of what now comprises the 26 Ranch were established and settled in the 1870’s. Originally assembled separately through acquisition of individual ranch properties (such as the Blossom Ranch and St. John’s Ranch), the lands were owned and operated by Russell Land & Cattle Co. and by W.T. Jenkins Co. In the 1940s, W.T. Jenkins Co. merged all of their holdings to form the current 26 Ranch operation. The 26 Ranch is located in northern Nevada with land in Humboldt County, Lander County, Elko County, and Eureka County. Positioned north of Battle Mountain and bordered by Interstate 80, the 26 Ranch stretches diagonally northeast to Tuscarora, Nevada. Situated in the Great Basin, the 26 Ranch encompasses and is surrounded by breathtaking country, stunning mountains and beautiful valleys. Approximately 28± miles south of the Izzenhood Ranch headquarters, is Battle Mountain Airport—a small, public airport with two landing strips and two helipads. Operated by the Battle Mountain Airport Authority, the airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces in 1942. Also known as Lander County Airport, it was previously utilized as an emergency landing airfield by the Reno Army Air Base for military aircraft and training flights. Domestic flights are available at Elko Regional Airport, approximately 90 miles southeast. Roughly 240 miles southwest is Reno-Tahoe International Airport, offering international, as well as domestic, flights.