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Designation: Nevada State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no tolls or fees to travel along this ro
Length, One-Way: 287 Miles (478.33 Kilometers)
Time: 5-6 hours

General Information

Description - One of the best ways to experience Nevada is to travel Highway 50 -- the so-called "Loneliest Road in America."Highway 50 roughly parallels the Pony Express Trail, which goes from Silver Springs through Fallon and along the towns across Highway 50. Stretching the width of Nevada, Highway 50 is a fascinating scenic and historic corridor through a land seemingly untouched by man.

Attractions - The Loneliest Road in America is known for it's Cultural, Historical and Natural Attractions.

Directions from : The highway can be accessed from various locations:

  • From Las Vegas take US 95 north and meet up with Highway 50 in Fallon.
  • From Carson City access the highway by taking US 395 south to Highway 50 East. At the Junction of Highway 50 and Alt. Highway 50 one can go west to Fernley or east to Fallon.
  • From Reno take I-80 East to Alt. Highway 50 in Fernley.
  • Once on the highway, follow it east or west, depending on which end you start from.

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    Additional Information:
    Nevada Scenic Byways - Nevada currently offers one All-American Road, the Las Vegas Strip, two National Scenic byways, Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive and Pyramid Lake Scenic Drive, and eight state designated byways.

    Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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