Located mostly in Elko County and a small portion in White Pine County in Nevada, the Ruby Mountains boast an impressive maximum elevation of 11,387 feet. They are a part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. At 80 miles long, this mountain range offers a variety of activities for families who want to enjoy fresh air and the great outdoors.
Kids and Pets
The Ruby Mountains are a fabulous place to vacation with children and pets. There are many lakes and trails to explore. Pets must be kept on leash at the Thomas Canyon Campground and off leash but under voice control on all the trail’s. Keep an eye out for the signs to make sure you’re following all rules, as they can change from trail to trail. Most importantly, make sure you ensure both children and pets are prevented from disturbing plants and wildlife and always pick up after them.
RVing in The Ruby Mountains
The Thomas Canyon Campground provides a wonderful place to RV, with campsites starting at around $17 per night. Contact the park prior to booking your camp site to ensure your RV can fit in there. Some sites work for larger RVs, while others only fit smaller trailers. Calling ahead will ensure you aren’t disappointed.
Hiking and Other Activities
There are many options for hiking in the Ruby Mountains. From beginner to advanced trails, you’ll love having the opportunity to hit the trails and enjoy the fresh air. And, if hiking isn’t your thing, you can enjoy horseback riding, nature viewing, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing (in the winter months, and even heli-skiing. There’s something for everyone at this beautiful park.
Overland Lake Loop
Distance: 14-mile loop
Thomas Creek Trail
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Distance: 7 miles round trip
Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced
Distance: 10.1 miles round trip
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