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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... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Lakewood, Colorado
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Beautiful Drive

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

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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U.S. highway that crosses through Nevada and is called "The Loneliest Highway."
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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...More

Thank Mike_in_CO
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
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...More

2  Thank Trey J
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...More

Thank Fred_R2
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...More

1  Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
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...More

5  Thank EnvyNV
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...More

3  Thank Bill_K_Utah
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...More

5  Thank izzy62
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...More

10  Thank Dan1886
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....More

17  Thank George_and_Veronica
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Kate P
28 April 2016|
Response from GKCStone |
When traveling, we have always departed around nine thirty (9:30AM) in the mornings, and, we stop at the end of the day around four thirty (4:30PM) in the afternoons. By traveling this way, you keep yourself out of the... More