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“Wetttest hike in NV”
Review of Ruby Mountains

Ranked #548 of 1,013 things to do in Nevada
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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.

4  Thank wtmsktw
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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 it. What was even better was the friendly and hospitable nature of the local residents. If you want to go to a nice and cozy event without the mass crowds of other more well known balloon festivals, I strongly recommend the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival.

3  Thank GenniferET
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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.

10  Thank karen m
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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.

Thank Robski60
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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.

5  Thank cad307
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