Lamoille Canyon Recreation Area

Lamoille Canyon is a premiere Nevada destination for any outdoor enthusiast! The scenic byway offers an easy way to take in the landscape, and the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail will challenge adventurers. Mountain Goats, Himalayan Snowcocks, and other wildlife encounters are possible in this astonishing location.

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.

NAME
Lamoille Canyon Recreation Area
Region
Eastern
County
Elko
Type of destination
US Forest Service
Fees - camping
Yes
Adventure Rating
2

Website

Learn More

eBird

Learn More

Facilities/Amenities

  • Campsites
  • RV sites (no hookups)
  • Drinking Water
  • Pets Ok
  • Picnic Sites
  • Restrooms

Special Notes and Resources

There is no winter maintenance on the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway (Lamoille Canyon). Drinking water is only seasonally available.