Changing Canyon Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Changing Canyon Trail is a 0.3 mile loop trail located near Lamoille, NV and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.3 miles 65 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly


Very short, educational nice loop trail through aspens to stream & beaver pond This trail is the best opportunity to let the kids and grandma out of the car, and experience what the canyon is like; without having to hike far. This is a very well signed, self-guided, interpretative trail which is in excellent condition and winds through quaking aspen, chokecherry, and sedge. Filled with bird life ranging from woodpeckers, warblers, and hawks, this little trail is lively and filled with things to see. NDOW (Nevada Div. of Wildlife) provides a very nice, descriptive brochure which correlates to signed numbers along the trail, and explains just what you're looking at. Mountain mahogany, sagebrush, and balsamroot indicate the drier areas along the trail, and lead the way to the beaver habitat, where teeth marks are evidence of recent activity. Elderberry and columbine fill areas, which attract hummingbirds and waxwing. Enjoy the stillness of the beaver ponds along the stream, which often provides unfrozen water for game in mid-winter.

3 months ago

Did this with the kids, easy and short walking trail. They have a paper with numbered descriptions of plants and rocks to match numbered stations on the walk. It shows how the glacier cut thru the canyon too. Cute beaver pond at the bottom which is fed from a spring, very clear water. Fun and easy!

2 years ago

Truly an awesome trail but very difficult to find because there are no signage. Although it shows up on the map at the first paved turnout after Power House Picnic Site, the marker to find this place and what you want to look for is another paved turnout with a six inch curb after passing Thomas Campground. Worth the trouble searching for this place and when you find it? The reward is the trail, it’s a really short hike but definitely a must see.