America's Scenic Byways

Lovelock Cave Back Country Byway

20 miles - 2-3 hours to visit this byway.

As you travel the Lovelock Cave Back Country Byway, see what remains of Lake Lahotan that dried up over 1,400 years ago. Lovelock Cave has yielded 2,000-year-old artifacts, such as duck decoys, baskets and textiles, many of which are displayed in museums throughout the United States. Come and see why Lovelock Cave is known as the cradle of Great Basin archaeology. Look at the old interpretive signs on the cave walls that span 150 feet long and 35 feet wide, or enjoy a self-guided nature trail hike to explore the area.