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Designation: Nevada State Scenic Byway
Fees: Camping fees and per-vehicle day-use fee.
Length, One-Way: 11 Miles (18.33 Kilometers)
Time: + Hour

General Information

Description - If this isn't the highway to heaven, it sure bears a strong likeness. The road winds upward through sagebrush and pinon pine, then mountain mahogany, quaking aspen and limber pine. The lake is in a glacial cirque in the East Humboldt, a young, craggy and visually spectacular range. Its scarps and spires have a character that changes with the season and the light, like the wizened face of a Basque bartender.

Attractions - The Angel Lake Road is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Located at the intersection of I-80 and Highway 93 is Wells, NV. From Wells take State Route 231, Angel Lake Road. When reentering Wells, take I-80 east to Wendover and Salt Lake City, or west to Elko. Highway 93 leads toward Ely, down through Pioche, and on to I-15 and Las Vegas.

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Filed By: Brian
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Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: According to the link provided for Angel Lake at www.elkorose.com the gneiss exposed at the west side of the lake is some of the oldest known rock exposed at the surface in the State of Nevada. My first time visit was 9/26/04, and the aspens had the most vivid and unusual colors of yellow, red and orange. The sound of fish jumping was the only sound I heard my entire visit. And of all the places I've been in Nevada, Angel Lake is surely the most awesome. The Upper campground has no bad spaces, and the Lower campground is open year-round. Plan your visit during the week when there are fewer people to disturb your solitude. Pack a lunch, there are 3-4 picnic sites with bbq grills. If you drive slowly enough you will see deer, wild turkey, badger, and the ever-present desert rattlesnake! Enjoy!

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Additional Information:
Nevada Scenic Byways - Nevada currently offers one All-American Road, the Las Vegas Strip, two National Scenic byways, Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive and Pyramid Lake Scenic Drive, and eight state designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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