Scenic Byways & Trails

Discover the tranquility of Pyramid Lake’s landscape as you hike or bike along the trails around the lake. Take a drive along the scenic byways and enjoy incredible views and interesting rock formations for a beautiful road trip to Pyramid. Exploring the area along the lake gives you a greater chance of spotting wildlife and allows you to experience the landscape up close.

To take your trip along the Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway, take the I-80 to NV-447 through Wadsworth. On your way up the NV-447 from Wadsworth to Sutcliffe, stop at the Marble Bluff Dam and Fish Hatchery to see how the endangered Cui-ui fish are moved through the dam or catch the spawning Lahonton cutthroat trout. When you reach Nixon, veer off the NV-447 to the NV-446 to see the west side of Pyramid Lake and visit Sutcliffe for boating, camping, and fishing. 

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