The Ruby Mountains, named for the garnets found there by soldiers in the late 1800s, stretch for about 80 miles and are known as the Alps of Nevada. The Rubies boast the largest alpine zone of any range in Nevada. There are 25 alpine lakes and 50 peaks above 10,000 feet, including 14 above 11,000 feet with the 11,387-foot Ruby Dome claiming top honors.
The Rubies are located in northeastern Nevada. This is a place of solitude and beauty. Gaining access to the Rubies can be an adventure. In other words, if you want to really see the Rubies, you're going to have to work for it. But we at the Ruby Mountain Relay think it's best this way. It typifies the people of northern Nevada, who are both hard-working and hard-playing, but not necessarily in that order. Join us in August and Run the Ruby Mountain Relay and find out for yourself what all the talk is about.
RMR Course-Susan Summer Elliott
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