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“Grand Canyon of Nevada - hiking the Ruby Mountains” 5 of 5 stars
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Ruby Mountains
NV
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Ranked #304 of 594 Attractions in Nevada
livermore, ca
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“Grand Canyon of Nevada - hiking the Ruby Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you like remote places, then this will work for you. It's a 3.5 hour drive from Salt Lake City, over 4 hours from Reno, NV. Camped in Lamoille Canyon in September 2012. Gorgeous mountain range in Eastern Nevada. Creeks, waterfalls, lakes, trails. The scenic drive is stunning, and several great trailheads that take you up to lakes. Be prepared for narrow trails, elevation gains. The Ruby Crest trail is something like 56 miles long. If lucky, you will see some big horn sheep. The little town of Lamoille has two really nice places to eat... O'Carrol's for a casual, laid back atmosphere of locals, and the Lamoille Hotel, which offers a more cosmopolitan type menu. If up to the drive, you can hike in also from Harrison Pass, or go through the town of Lamoille onto dirt roads and find Soldier's Pass. All in all, a beautiful place to see. The road into the Lamoille Canyon is seasonal due to snow fall.... be sure to make it during the summer season. The City of Elko, 1/2 hour away, has plenty of hotels and restaurants, but be sure to make reservations in advance. The many large gold mines in the area reserve blocks of rooms for workers. For a real kick, come up during the Cowboy Poetry Contest.

Visited October 2012
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Sparks, Nevada
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“Unexpected in Nevada”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

As a Nevada resident I was pleased and surprised about the Ruby Mountains. I had heard about the Ruby's for years and had not the opertunity to make it out. The Ruby's are totally unexpected for Nevada. It is a classic "U" shaped glacier carved valley. Lamollie creek has many beaver dams and on a hike up to Thomas Canyon I saw more beaver dams and actually saw two of them. Truely a beautiful sight.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“You cannot pass this place without seeing it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

An early morning trip from Elko NV to the Ruby Mountains and especially the road up the Lamoille Valley is a must see and should not be missed. Highly recommended and the changing scenery as the climb up the altitude is mesmerising and the scenery at the top if awesome.

Visited November 2011
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