The Loneliest Road (US Highway 50)

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The Loneliest Road (US Highway 50) is a 1134.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

1134.1 miles
16243 feet
Point to Point

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving


Hwy 50 is one of the most beautiful, well-maintained and helpfully annotated roads in America. If you appreciate mountains, rivers, clouds and sky, you'll love this trek. From Colorado Springs take CO 115 to Hwy US 50, then head west to Sacramento.

4 months ago

I could never find it took me to the middle of the busy road and stopped. I looked for about an hour for it.

5 months ago

I walked this during one of my cross country hikes. It's definitely lonely.. Bring lots of water before you cross over into Nevada. - Jake Does America

scenic driving
8 months ago

So far, I have only explored a gorgeous but small section of the road in the Lake Tahoe area. I am very much looking forward to driving longer and more 'lonely' segments this summer in Colorado and eastern Utah. More pictures to come!