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 Recreation Area
Type of destination
US Forest Service
Fees - camping
Adventure Rating


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.

  1. Washoe
  2. Humboldt
  3. Pershing
  4. Churchill
  5. Mineral
  6. Lyon
  7. Douglas
  8. Carson City
  9. Storey
  1. Elko
  2. Lander
  3. Eureka
  4. White Pine
  1. Esmeralda
  2. Nye
  3. Lincoln
  4. Clark

Contact Location Waypoint

JJ3F+PQ Spring Creek, Nevada, USA
40.6043125, -115.3755625

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  • 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.