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.
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