Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum
709 State Street, PO Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424

Phone:775-574-1088
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/2457/ Description:As the only Byway in the nation entirely within a tribal reservation, this route takes visitors to one of the largest desert lakes in the world and provides a unique opportunity to interact with the Paiute tribe. Famous for its unique natural tufa rock formations and crystal-clear water, Pyramid Lake provides habitat for deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, and migrating waterfowl, and with its large population of Lahontan cutthroat trout, offers excellent opportunities for fishing.
Legth: 96 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway begins at the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation border. At its junction with NV 446, it forks and continues northwest to Sutcliffe or southeast, on NV 446, to Nixon. At Nixon the Byway forks again, north onto NV 447 to its nearby terminus or south onto NV 447 to Wadsworth. Time to Allow: 2 hours including backtracking. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (1996).

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