Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway

Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway
Lamoille Canyon Rd
Lamoille, NV 89828

If you’re not up to a rigorous trek, opt for the easily accessible Lamoille Canyon. This 10-mile-long canyon features multiple peaks topping 11,000 feet, and the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway that winds up through the canyon offers optimal views of the glaciated walls where bighorn sheep, mule deer, and mountain goats may be spotted from your car. Himalayan snowcocks have also been spotted in the canyon, near the Island Lake area. Keep your eyes open for Clark’s nutcrackers, wild turkey, mountain chickadees, red-breasted nuthatches, ferruginous hawks, and golden eagles. And don’t go stumbling down the trails with your eyes focused on the trees; porcupines are seemingly everywhere, and brushing up against one would definitely ruin your day.

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