Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

May 28, 2013. The road is open to the top! Keep an eye out for rocks on the road or coming loose down the steep slopes.

Lamoille Canyon lies in the heart of the Ruby Mountains, Nevada’s wettest mountain range. This spectacular byway winds around the base of the 11,387-foot Ruby Dome, and climbs through the glacier-carved canyon to 8,800 feet. Four geology-interpretive panels lead travelers past meadows bursting with blazing wildflowers, abundant wildlife, waterfalls, and avalanche chutes. Mountain goats, big horn sheep and an array of birds can be seen carefully perched in the rocky outcrops above.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The lower portion of the Lamoille Canyon Road is open year-round as the upper portion becomes covered in many feet of snow during the winter months.
Closest Towns: Lamoille, Spring Creek and Elko, Nevada

General Information

Accessibility:
Directions:
  1. From Interstate 80 take the Lamoille Highway, State Route 227, 22 miles southeast, through Spring Creek.
  2. Follow the signs that say "Lamoille Canyon Rec. Area."  The turn will be on the right approximately 1 mile before entering the town of Lamoille.
  3. The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, or FS Road 660 is a paved road and has a turn-around at the end.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available by hiking to the numerous lakes found in the Ruby Mountains Wilderness.

General Info:

Accessibility:
Directions:

From Interstate 80 take the Lamoille Highway, State Route 227, 22 miles southeast, through Spring Creek.

Turn right approximately 1 mile before entering the town of Lamoille.

The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, or FS Road 660 is a right turn and provides turn-around, restrooms, and hiking at the end of the road.


General Notes:

River and Stream Fishing

Stream fishing is available in Lamoille Creek which flows near the road in many places.  Fishing is also available in the many streams found in the Ruby Mountains Wilderness.


Hiking

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Scenic Driving

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