Canyon is 12 miles of the most beautiful mountain scenery Nevada
has to offer. A National Scenic Byway, starting at the base of
the Ruby Mountains, the road takes you through canyons cut by
glaciers. 2 very specific types of glaciers. One call a V-cut
making a very pronounced cut in the canyon and a U-cut, a more
subtle cut. Both glaciers met halfway up the canyon.
streams and wildlife are abundant. At the end of the road are
Trailheads that will take you to the various lakes located along
the peaks of the Rubies. The Ruby Crest Trail will take you from
Lamoille Canyon along 42 miles of scenic beauty to Harrison Pass.
Your hike will take you along mountain peaks and lakes with fish.
This is in the Wilderness Area. Be sure to bring your camera.
the camper, Lamoille canyon offers 2 campgrounds. Thomas Canyon
(USFS) and Lyon's Club Campground. There are also day use areas
for picnic use. The lower day use area is located near where the
old Elko-Lamoille Power Company once was. Built in 1912 the plant
supplied power to Elko and Lamoille. The Lamoille Canyon plant
served the towns for many years, but demand outran supply because
during the summer month there was insufficient water to produce
enough electricity. The plant burned down in 1971 and today little
remains. Closer to the end of the road is a valley area complete
with beaver dams. Streams flow down the canyon walls throughout
is an active time in the canyon. Snow usually shuts down the canyon
half way up. Snowmobiling in the canyon is the sport of the times.
The Ruby Mountains offer some of the areas best snow. Trails,
powder and friends, what more can you ask for.
country skiing is also a favorite pastime of the canyon. But you
must check with local area officials for conditions in the Rubies.
Be aware of Nevada's changing weather and be on the look out for
planing your next trip, be sure to visit Lamoille Canyon. You
won't be disappointed.