There are a couple day use areas in the canyon. My favorite is The Terraces. It was originally the site of a Forest Service Station. Now it has individual picnic sites dispersed among the quaking aspen trees, each very private.
And then there's the views down the canyon from my favorite spot.
A rustic water system, an old foundation, and stairs build into the granite terraces are all that's left of the Ranger Station.
The early soldiers thought the red rocks were rubies and so the name Ruby Mountains. They were actually finding garnets. I didn't find any rubies or even garnets in the creeks, but the granite rocks sure had lots of color mixed in. (On second thought, maybe after this big run-off it will be a good time to look for garnets!).
I walked down the road hoping to get some good shots of the terraces. No luck there, but Lamoille Creek was sure beautiful.