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Description - The Ruby Mountains are characterized by rocky peaks, cirque basins, high glacial-formed lakes, rolling sage/ grass hills, and steep narrow canyons. Hunting mule deer, game birds, and mountains lions in the fall, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and hiking in the wilderness, and fishing the high elevation lakes in the summer are popular recreation activities. Big horn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, and Himalayan snowcock exist in the high elevations of the Rubies.

Attractions - The beautifully scenic Ruby Mountains Ranger District offers visitors a multitude of recreational activities. Lamoille Canyon, one of the scenic wonders of the Great Basin, is located in the west-central portion of the Ruby Mountains and offers hikers to the area breathtaking natural views of this rugged landscape. Also within this area visitors have opportunities to camp, horseback ride, observe nature, mountain bike and ski. The site also provides

Recreation - Facilities in this region include, wildlife viewing, bird watching, scenic viewing, camping, lodging, fishing, hunting, wilderness, water sports, winter activities and hiking.

Climate - The area's climate is typical of northern Nevada's desert country. Rainfall is slight, averaging less than 6 inches annually. Clear, sunny skies are the rule, with summer daytime temperatures peaking near 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Location - Ruby Mountains Ranger District is located towards northern Nevada. The area is served by highways 93 and routes 229, 232 and 231.

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Contact Information:
Ruby Mountains, 140 Pacific Avenue, P.O. Box 246 , Wells, NV, 89835, Phone: 775-752-3357

Additional Information:
Central Nevada - This area spans the center of Nevada, straddling U.S. Hwy. 50. It is often referred to as Pony Express Territory because U.S. Hwy. 50 parallels the historic Pony Express route.
Humboldt National Forest - The Humboldt National Forest is scattered throughout northern and eastern Nevada. From lowlands covered with sagebrush to mountain peaks frosted with snowfields, this Forest is a country of different faces and many moods.
Northern Nevada - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles. The area has beautiful areas such as the 113,167 acre Jarbidge Wilderness, the 11,000 acre Rye Patch Reservoir, Angel Lake, Battle Mountain and the Ruby Mountains.

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