The Loneliest Road in America

  • Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:29 am


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Driving across Nevada U.S. Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America, had been on our bucket list for a long time. We stopped every few miles to take in the sights and sounds. The sights are well documented but we were fascinated by the sounds. At times the only sound you can hear is the desert breeze. When the breeze dies down, there is silence. No cars. No city noise. No jets overhead. Nothing. Total silence.


No traffic on the Loneliest Road in AmericaNo traffic on the Loneliest Road in America

The Loneliest Road roughly parallels the Pony Express Trail, which goes from Silver Springs through Fallon and along the towns across Highway 50. Remnants of Pony Express Stations are visible for much of the way along the Loneliest Road.


 Pony Express Trail Pony Express Trail


Marker with history of the Pony Express TrailMarker with history of the Pony Express Trail


Trail marker for the Pony Express TrailTrail marker for the Pony Express Trail

Stretching the width of Nevada, the Loneliest Road is a fascinating scenic and historic corridor through a land seemingly untouched by man.


Land seemingly untouched by manLand seemingly untouched by man


View along the Loneliest Road in AmericaView along the Loneliest Road in America


View along the Loneliest Road in AmericaView along the Loneliest Road in America


View along the Loneliest Road in AmericaView along the Loneliest Road in America

With endless miles of pavement running toward distant mountains and desolate desert valleys, it’s no wonder this route is a popular bucket-list item. It is the definition of picturesque.


Endless miles of pavement running toward distant mountainsEndless miles of pavement running toward distant mountains

Word of caution if you're considering this drive — a breakdown on any part of this isolated stretch would definitely be more than an inconvenience. Service stations are few and far between. Cell-service is limited to non-existent between a handful of small towns. Pack lots of water and extra supplies. Plan accordingly.


Peaceful and picturesque drivingPeaceful and picturesque driving

Driving across Nevada on the Loneliest Road in America is one of the most beautiful and exhilarating drives in the U.S.A. It is also a very peaceful drive.


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