Hidden Gem – Ruby Mountains

Lamoille Canyon Drive

Lamoille Canyon Drive

 We recently returned from a trip to Oregon.  The drive to and from Oregon is a long two days from Colorado, so we try to break it up into at least three days and do some sightseeing on the way.  This trip we went through Klamath Falls, Oregon; Elko, Nevada; and Vernal,  Utah.  The drive was interesting: we saw wild burros, a bald eagle, lakes, mountains, desert, and dinosaur bones.  After spending the night in Elko, we drove through Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains.  The area is beautiful and the drive made a good side trip.  The canyon is glacial in origin so the landscape is rugged.  The drive took about 2 hours with several stops for the views.  It would be a great place to hike, too.

13-06-163 Lamoille Canypn Drive

Waterfall Lamoille Canyon

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