The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Outdoor Schools, and Friends of the Ruby Mountains are teaming up to offer another free, family-friendly guided hike on August 10 to Island Lake. Hikers should meet at the parking lot at the end of Lamoille Canyon Road (Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway) at 9:00 AM.

The Wildflower Hike will offer participants the chance to hike approximately 2 miles each way to Island Lake via the Island Lake Trail, which features moderate-grade elevation changes, sweeping views of Lamoille Canyon and the surrounding mountains, and an unparalleled wildflower display.

Along the way, hikers will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of wildflowers. In order to ensure an enjoyable hike, participants should dress in layers, and should bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Sturdy shoes should be worn.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact the BLM at (775) 753-0200 or USFS (775) 738-5171.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.