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Lamoille Canyon National Scenic Byway
This 12-mile auto tour features a rock-walled canyon with spectacular hanging valleys and alpine lakes. Look for mountain goats and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep on high rock ledges. Canyon wrens and violet green swallows can be seen in canyon wall crevices. Limber pines and aspens on the south sl...
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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest – Angel Lake
Description: Sheer rock ledges that surround this cirque subalpine lake. The lake water is from mountain snowmelt. Mountain goats and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep balance on rock ledges, with bighorns occasionally visible from the road or in the campground. Look for crow-sized Clark's nutcrackers, yellow warblers, and other songbirds in the scattered pines and aspens. Blue grouse and hermit thrushes may be spotted in the brushy areas. In the spring and summer, painted lady butterflies flutter among meadow wildflowers. Mule deer browse in open areas, never too far from cover while antelope can be seen along the drive up to the lake. Red-tailed hawks and golden eagles are common.

Wildlife to Watch: Very good viewing of bighorn sheep and mountain goats spring through fall. Butterflies and wildflowers are abundant in spring and summer. Good viewing of birds of prey, songbirds, and grouse spring through summer. Paved drive to the lake is very scenic. Watch for wildlife. Fee camping. Barrier-free access facilities

Special Tips: Be prepared for late spring and early snowfall. The last 4 miles of road are steep and winding and no trailers or large RVs are allowed.

Ownership: USDA Forest Service 
Size: NA 
Closest Town: Wells, NV

RestroomsParkingTent CampingFishingPicnic tablesHandicap AccessibleDrinking WaterSwimmingBicycling

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Yellow Warbler - Photo by USDA Forest Service
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Driving Directions:
From Wells and Interstate 80, take West Wells exit to SR 231. Drive south twelve miles to the site. Paved drive to lake, but last 4 miles is steep and winding.

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest – Angel Lake : Wildlife Viewing Area