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Elko District Office
Release Date: 06/17/14
Contacts: 775-753-0386    
News Release No. ELDO 2014-039

Family-friendly, fun, free Thomas Canyon Waterfall Hike

ELKO, Nev. - Now that summer is here and the snow is melting, it is time to get outside and enjoy some spectacular waterfalls in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Lamoille Canyon. A free family-friendly hike will take place Saturday, June 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Cedar Creek Clothing are teaming up to offer free guided hikes this summer. The first hike is in Thomas Canyon and will offer the opportunity to not only view waterfalls, but beautiful summer foliage and wildflowers. The abundance of public lands in Nevada provides plenty of trails and canyons to enjoy all kinds of hiking, biking and camping activities.

Hikers should assemble in the Thomas Canyon campground at 8:30 a.m. where they will meet hiking guides ready to take them up the canyon. Hikers should dress in layers as the weather can change rapidly throughout the day and bring sunscreen and water.

For more information, please call Duane Jones of Cedar Creek clothing at (775) 738-3950. You can also contact Zack Pratt of the BLM at (775) 753-0212, or Nancy Taylor of the Forest Service at (775) 752-1705.

There are more hikes planned throughout the summer. Visit for future hiking information.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015