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Ruby Mountains

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Majestic, Beautiful and Uncrowded

Spend a few days camping and hiking in this relatively unknown part of Nevada There are several... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Craig T
San Rafael, California

While I would hardly characterize my experience in the Rubies via Lamoille Canyon as uncrowded... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Oxnard, California
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Spend a few days camping and hiking in this relatively unknown part of Nevada There are several nice trails, the best one being at the end of Lemoille Canyon up to several lakes. The trail to the first lake is crowded, at least on the...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 27 August 2016

While I would hardly characterize my experience in the Rubies via Lamoille Canyon as uncrowded- campground and trailhead parking lot was packed, trails very busy- the scenery was nearly equal to many National Parks, yet without the congestion and hubub that so many of them...More

Thank keltytrekker
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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...More

2  Thank Colin D
Reviewed 17 October 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...More

1  Thank MosbyScout
Reviewed 16 October 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.

Thank Jerry_Chi_60614
Reviewed 13 October 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...More

3  Thank 765matt
Reviewed 25 February 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...More

3  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 14 October 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
Reviewed 12 October 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...More

3  Thank GenniferET
Reviewed 4 September 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...More

10  Thank karen m
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