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One of the highlights of a month in the US. Almost a secret. Don't tell too many people!

We noticed the Ruby Mountains were about halfway between Lake Tahoe and Grand Teton, so decided to spend a couple of nights nearby. It was a highlight; and much, much better than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Colin D
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Glen Waverley

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Glen Waverley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We noticed the Ruby Mountains were about halfway between Lake Tahoe and Grand Teton, so decided to spend a couple of nights nearby. It was a highlight; and much, much better than visiting Yellowstone! We arrived mid afternoon, so drove up Lamoille Canyon to do the short walk to Island Lake. Stunning drive up the canyon; beautiful "garden" of wildflowers... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was our second consecutive year visiting the balloon festival and first time the weather was favorable for ascent. In 2014 the weather was cold and windy and the balloonists while unable to launch, did try to give the assembled crowd an experience – flaring for balloon glow night and tethering on launch day for some stationary rides for the... More 

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Thank MosbyScout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Loved the geography, did the same hike as 765matt and used the same shuttle, Larry (larryspradlin@backpackingintherubymountains.info). Larry's a great guide and reliable and flexible! Recommend the hike - and on the way back to Salt Lake City, climbed Deseret Peak in Utah. Beautiful, strenuous climb.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The Ruby Mountains, where's that?. This is the question you will hear over and over again from coastal friends East and West- but ignorance is bliss! We hiked the Ruby Crest trail end to end in late September with hardly a human or horse to be seen over 4 days. The hunters arrive by Oct 1, so plan your hike... More 

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3 Thank 765matt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I did not anticipate the Ruby Valley to be as nice as it was when I planned to drive through on my way to Great Basin National Park. I took Hwy 229 into the park, which is off of the I80 (Exit 321). It is around 80 miles to the south end of the mountain range. The drive takes you... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It's a steep hike to the lakes, about 2 hours, my girls did it, ages 11 and 14 they liked the scenery just not the hike. It's a great spot to have lunch, no mosquitoes, quiet, no bears but very remote.

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Hercules
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The festival was right outside of Elko Nevada September 26 - 29. We arrived early on September 28 to watch the balloonists prepare their balloons for the mass ascension. It was a beautiful sight. The evening before (Friday) we had fun watching the Balloon glow event in Mountain View Park. This event had a very local small town feel to... More 

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livermore, ca
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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... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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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... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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.

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