Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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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Hiking

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Day Hiking

There are many hiking opportunities available along the Lamoille Canyon Road in the Ruby Mountains.

Backpacking

There are many hiking opportunities available along the Lamoille Canyon Road in the Ruby Mountains.


Scenic Driving

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