Dollar Lakes

Dollar Lakes are a group of three glacial tarns in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1] They are within the Ruby Mountains Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The lakes are located near the head of Lamoille Canyon at approximately 40°35′30″N 115°23′6″W / 40.59167°N 115.38500°W / 40.59167; -115.38500, and at an elevation of 9,626 feet (2,934 m). They have a combined area of approximately 3 acres (1.2 hectares), and an estimated depth of up to 15 feet (4.6 m). The Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail runs along the western shore of the lakes.[2]

Dollar Lakes
2013-09-18 09 59 39 View northeast across the Dollar Lakes from a ledge near 10000 feet along the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail in Lamoille Canyon, Nevada.jpg
Dollar Lakes is located in Nevada
Dollar Lakes
Dollar Lakes
Location in Nevada
LocationRuby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates40°35′30″N 115°23′06″W / 40.59167°N 115.38500°W / 40.59167; -115.38500
Primary outflowsLamoille Creek
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Max. depth15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation9,626 ft (2,934 m)

Dollar and Lamoille lakes are the principal sources of Lamoille Creek, which after exiting the mountains passes through the town of Lamoille, meanders down Lamoille Valley, and then merges with the main branch of the Humboldt River.[3]


  1. ^ "Dollar Lakes, Nevada". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Hiking the Ruby Mountains. Accessed April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Hiking the Ruby Mountains. Accessed April 5, 2012.