Trailheads for the Ruby Mountains


How to get to Lamoille Canyon.

In Elko go to the main street in town called Idaho Street and head toward 12th street.
  • At the light on 12th and Idaho turn south in the direction of the Napa Auto part store and Al Park Petroleum.
  • Follow 12th street south straight thru another traffic light at 12th and Silver and over the river to a second traffic light.
  • At the second light you will be at a T in the road, make a left. This will put you on state route 227 toward Spring Creek and Lamoille.
  • At the traffic light in Spring Creek go straight.

    Follow the road toward Lamoille. Just before you get to the town of Lamoille you will see a sign for Lamoille Canyon on your right.

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    Soldier Creek Trailhead

    In Elko go to the main street in town called Idaho Street and head toward 12th street.
  • At the light on 12th and Idaho turn south in the direction of the Napa Auto part store and Al Park Petroleum.
  • Follow 12th street south straight thru another traffic light at 12th and Silver and over the river to a second traffic light.
  • At the second light you will be at a T in the road, make a left. This will put you on state route 227 toward Spring Creek and Lamoille.
  • At the traffic light in Spring Creek go straight.

    After you go straigh through the light there are two ways you can get to Soldier Canyon. The directions below take you through the town of Lamoille.
    The ineractive map on the right shows you this way through Lamoille and a slightly shorter way via Lower Lamoille Road.

    Follow the road toward Lamoille.

  • Drive thru Lamoille to the T in the road by the church and make a left.
  • Drive to the other T in the road and make a right.
  • After 3.3 miles you will come to the junction of Lower Lamoille road and Fort Halleck road. Keep going straight to stay on the Fort Halleck road.
  • After 6.4 miles from the Lower Lamoille road junction you will see a gate on your right for Soldier Creek.

    This road to Soldier Creek is closed from November 15th thru May 1st to prevent damage to the road.

    The first part of this road is private property so please stay on the road. After a mile or two you will arrive at the Forest Service boundary.
    The total length of the road from the turn off from the Fort Halleck road to the turn around before the creek is 4.4 miles. This is all one lane dirt road but it is in good condition.

    Some people drive across the creek and up the road another half a mile or more to a gate on the trail just before the wilderness boundary.
    The road itself is good but there are some big rocks in the road on both sides of the creek not to mention a steep incline on the other side of the creek.

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    Spring Creek Campground Trailhead

    In Elko go to the main street in town called Idaho Street and head toward 12th street.
  • At the light on 12th and Idaho turn south in the direction of the Napa Auto part store and Al Park Petroleum.
  • Follow 12th street south straight thru another traffic light at 12th and Silver and over the river to a second traffic light.
  • At the second light you will be at a T in the road, make a left. This will put you on state route 227 toward Spring Creek and Lamoille.
  • When you get to the stop light in Spring Creek at Khoury's Market Place go straight through this light.
  • Drive 10.4 miles and make a right on Pleasant Valley Road.
  • Follow this good dirt road for 3.1 miles to the Spring Creek Campground.

    The Spring Creek Campground is private property so you will need to go to the Spring Creek Association office at 451 E. Spring Creek Pkwy (775-753-6295) 8am-5pm weekdays and arrange for a key to get through the gate at the campground. As of July 2005 there was a $10 per person per day fee and a $25 dollar deposite for the key to the gate. If you write a check for the key deposite and drop the key off after hours through the door slot the association will mail you back the check for the key deposite.

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    Overland Lake Trailhead

    In Elko go to the main street in town called Idaho S treet and head toward 12th street.
  • At the light on 12th and Idaho turn south in the direction of the Napa Auto part store and Al Park Petroleum.
  • Follow 12th street south straight thru another traffic light at 12th and Silver and over the river to a second traffic light.
  • At the second light you will be at a T in the road, make a left. This will put you on state route 227 toward Spring Creek and Lamoille.

  • At the light in Spring Creek make a right towards Jiggs.
  • Go over Harrison Pass and down the other side.
  • On the other side of Harrison Pass you come to a "T" in the road. A right will take you to Ruby Marches but you will want to take a left.
  • Drive around 10 miles down the road and just on the other side of a cattle guard will be the road to the Overland trailhead on your left.
  • If you have a 4 wheel drive and a little clearance you can drive almost another mile up the hill to the actual trailhead.

    A lot of Harrison Pass and some of the road in Ruby Valley is open range which means cattle can be on the road at any time.

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