The Rubies Route is one of ten road trip routes people explore in Nevada. The Rubies Route goes through Lamoille, Elko, Jiggs, Wells, and Jarbidge, Nevada. Located in North-Eastern Nevada the Rubies Route has outstanding beauty. Keep reading to see what there is to do on the Rubies Route!
Visit Or Take A Scenic Drive Through Lamoille Canyon
Lamoille Canyon is the largest scenic valley among the ones in the Ruby Mountains and was sculpted by glaciers throughout history. It is a scenic byway with around twelve miles of beauty.
Backpack/Hike In The Ruby Mountains
The Ruby Mountains are home to many species of wildlife like mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and varieties of fish. The Ruby Mountains have over 300 miles of hiking trails. You can also try four-wheeling, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Go Fishing In Elko
Elko, Nevada is well known for being a fishing heaven. There are two dozen alpine lakes in the Ruby Mountains which are near Elko. Many people also go fly fishing in Elko and people have caught huge fish here.
Visit Twelve Mile Hot Springs In Wells
Located twelve miles from Wells, Nevada there are beautiful hidden hot springs. Many people think Wells is bland but they don’t know about it’s secret gem. These hot springs have no hideous sulfur smell and are great for exploring in the winter because they are basically a natural hot tub in the mountains.
Camp In A Canyon
In Lamoille Canyon (mentioned above) there is Thomas Canyon Campground that many people choose to stay at. Especially beautiful in the fall, the campground has 39 sites. It is one of the most beautiful places to stay on the Rubies Route.
Go Heli-Skiing In The Ruby Mountains
Heli Skiing is about as extreme as it gets in the Ruby Mountains. A helicopter will fly you to the top of remote terrain on a mountain and down you’ll go. So you must be quite experienced to try it out, and it is quite pricey but the views are worth it.