The Ruby Mountains: alpine flowers, crystal creeks, clear mountain air sweetly scented with blooming mountain mahogany, and birds to cross off your Audubon list including the elusive Himalayan Partridge, day-hike to mountain lakes, shuttle service for the Ruby Crest Trail.
Nevada’s wide open vistas, hills carpeted in red, yellow, blue flowers, snow-capped mountains bunching in the distance, white granite peaks against a robin-egg sky, the Ruby Mountains—“God’s handwriting,” and Angel Lake, glacial cirque.
Bands of wild horses (mustangs), and the California Trail Interpretive Center, actual ruts left by wagons, and the infamous Hastings Cut Off trail taken by the Donner Party.
The Western Folklife Center, home of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, J.S. Garcia silver exhibit, and saddle makers, luxurious Cottonwood Guest Ranch, Holistic Management Ranch, horseback riding.