Road trips from Southern California: Nevada
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( Matt Hirt )
Distance: 828 miles one-way
Lamoille Canyon in northeastern Nevada's Ruby Mountains doesn't attract many tourists. But I didn't come seeking crowds, neon lights or fine dining. I came here for something that's increasingly rare in America: a dash of mountain vistas mixed with a starry night sky and a generous helping of Western birds.
I first visited the Ruby Mountains in July. I liked it so much, I returned in August. The stunning scenery, remote location and excellent riparian habitat make it a great place to bird-watch. I wasn't disappointed on my second trip either.
-- Seth Shteir
Read more: Bird-watching in Nevada's Ruby Mountains