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U.S. highway that crosses through Nevada and is called "The Loneliest...

U.S. highway that crosses through Nevada and is called "The Loneliest Highway."

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Stunningly beautiful, and lonely

We chose US 50 rather that I-80 driving west from Utah, and it was one of the most beautiful roads I've traveled. There aren't many highways in the western US I've not driven, and... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Lakewood, Colorado
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Lakewood, Colorado
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135 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We chose US 50 rather that I-80 driving west from Utah, and it was one of the most beautiful roads I've traveled. There aren't many highways in the western US I've not driven, and this ranks in the top tier. It's rugged, desolate, isolated, with virtually no services for many miles at a time. Also very little traffic. We did... More 

Thank Mike_in_CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to be away from everything. The towns along the way are very small, but the people are friendly.

Thank tampa007
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94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We drove Rt 50 from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Reno. It was an incredible drive. Though it is called the Lonliest Highway in America, don't let the name scare you away. There was plenty of traffic to make you feel safe if you had something go wrong. There were also plenty of places to stop for gas an such,... More 

Thank Trey J
Washington DC
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

My daughter and I just drove this eastbound in October 2015. The highway is two lane and in excellent condition all the way. Kudos to the Nevada highway department. I would call it very lightly used, but not the loneliest road, in Nevada. Out of curiosity, we counted cars going the other way after leaving Fallon, NV, which is where... More 

Thank Fred_R2
Curtice, Ohio
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316 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

What an incredible drive! First of all, unless you're caught behind a truck, there is no way the interstate moves faster. The amazing and beautiful desolation is deafening. While driving along, it is worth your time to pull over, turn the car off, and just listen to the silence. If traveling with kids, be sure to get the Route 50... More 

1 Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

It sure is the loneliest road in America. 100s of miles with no traffic, no habitation, no Services or fuel stations. No mobile signal - in fact, there was no radio signal in parts. Be sure you have a tank full of fuel and water and some bites. We went from Washington DC to San Francisco in 9 days, stopping... More 

5 Thank EnvyNV
Herriman, UT
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

When one hears the moniker, "The loneliest road in America," the film "Deliverance" might come to mind. But nothing could be further from the reality. This is a spectacular, scenic drive through the best of the basin-and-range topography of Nevada; the flat basins are “the wide open spaces” at their best. Nevada's gambling revenues make possible high-quality highways in remote... More 

3 Thank Bill_K_Utah
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

It's a perfect trip for motorhome. Twice I drove it on my way to the Burningman event instead of taking the highway. Speeding on route 50 is no reaal problem - but there is no need to hurry since it is so nice and calm with several towns - all historical site - to stop at. Get the Survival Kit... More 

5 Thank izzy62
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I drove this stretch of US-50 in June from Great Basin National Park to Carson City, which took me almost exactly 7 hours. This was a really enjoyable, peaceful drive across open plains, deserts, mountain passes, through forests and small villages. This is also quite a fast road (70 or 75mph posted speed limit, I don't remember) so shouldn't be... More 

10 Thank Dan1886
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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443 reviews
162 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

It is called the loneliest road in America because it has very little traffic. A fantastic road running from Carson City Nevada in the west to Baker Nevada in the east. The road is well paved and many stretches have a 70 mph posted speed. There are large stretches of flat open vistas, high passes, and scenic mountains in the... More 

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