Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

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  • Pyramid Lake

    Pyramid Lake glows in magnificent blue at dusk.

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  • A Turn Lane on the Byway

    Although it may seem you can see for miles around you, be sure to obey the traffic laws on this Byway.

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  • Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway from Sparks

    The Byway winds through the Nevada desert.

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  • The Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

    The lake is around the next bend.

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  • The Pyramid Lake Marina

    Boaters and fishermen find recreation at the marina in the fall.

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  • A Glimpse of Pyramid Lake

    The lake is just up ahead.

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  • Low Hills on Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

    Some low hills meet the overcast horizon.

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  • Horses Grazing Along the Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

    Horses enjoy a meal in a desert pasture.

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  • Distant Fishing Boats on Pyramid Lake

    Fishermen take advantage of the crisp fall weather.

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  • Dunn Hatchery

    The Dunn Hatchery raises Lahontan cutthroat trout, which are a threatened species in Pyramid Lake.

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  • Entrance to the Dunn Hatchery

    One million trout are produced at the Dunn Hatchery annually.

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  • Anaho Island at Dusk

    Anaho Island sits in the background.

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  • Tribal Museum and Visitor's Center near Pyramid Lake, Nevada

    Visitors can learn more about the history and culture of the Paiute tribe at the Tribal Museum.

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  • The Paiute Tribal Museum near Pyramid Lake

    Stop here to learn about the most prominent Native American culture in the Pyramid Lake region.

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  • Fishing from the Banks of Pyramid Lake, Nevada

    Fishing-lovers cast their lines into Pyramid Lake from the shore.

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  • Sunset over Pyramid Lake

    An incandescent sunset reveals the Pyramid Lake Byway, heading straight for Pyramid Lake.

  • A Car Drives the Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

    A driver roadtrips down the lonely Byway.

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  • The Byway and Surrounding Mountain Ranges

    Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway affords grand mountain views.

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  • The Picturesque Desert

    The western leg of the Byway runs through some of the beautiful Nevada countryside.

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  • Deserted Road of the Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

    A lone road leads into the hills along the Pyramid Lake Byway.

  • Pelican Rock

    The American White Pelican stands out brightly against the deep blue waters of Pyramid Lake.

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  • Fishing for Foood

    Two pelicans fish for food at the edge of Pyramid Lake.

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  • Reno at Night

    The bright lights of Reno, Nevada glimmer in the evening sky.

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  • Historical Marker 148: The Two Battles of Pyramid Lake

    Historical Marker 148, "The Two Battles of Pyramid Lake," stands in the foreground along the Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway. It tells the story of two battles between Northern Paiute Indians and a volunteer army from Virginia City.

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  • Sunlight on Pyramid Rock

    Gold and white, sunlit Pyramid Rock stands out against a cloud-speckled sky and the deep blue waters of Pyramid Lake.

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