Lovelock Cave Backcountry Byway

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The byway begins at the Marzen House Museum in Lovelock on the southwest side of town just off I-80. From the Marzen House Museum drive northeast through town to Main St. and turn right, drive two blocks and turn right at Amherst. After the park, the road becomes South Meridian or State Route 397. The first half of the 20-mile route passes through irrigated fields. Crossing the Humboldt River the road changes to dirt and the landscape becomes more primitive. The road skirts the base of the West Humboldt Mountains and follows a section of the California National Historic Trail to Lovelock Cave, the cradle of Great Basin archaeology. Lovelock Cave yielded thousands of artifacts, including the famous Lovelock Cave duck decoys, baskets and textiles that are now held in museums throughout the United States. Best during the summer and early fall.

Contact the Chamber (775-273-7213) or Museum (775-273-4949) for Lovelock Cave Backcountry Byway outdoor adventure booklet.

Restrictions:
No drinking water
Leashed dogs only

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