The Loneliest Road in America

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The Loneliest Road in America is a 286.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ely, Nevada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
286.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13,458 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

road biking

scenic driving

views

bugs

Scenic drive through Hwy 93, 50, 6 known as Great Basin Hwy. Known as the Loneliest Road in America between Ward Mountain and Cave Mountain.

scenic driving
4 months ago

The road itself is pretty interesting, but there will be a lot of side trips OFF this road on BLM land that will be fantastic, as well. We drove on this road between the Utah/Nevada State Line to Ely. We visited Great Basin National Park and also took a side road to the Ward Charcoal Ovens. There is also a wind farm along the way. If we had more time to explore the BLM lands, that would be fun, too. Since we went to Ely for dinner and had to drive back to Baker for the hotel, there was a snow storm heading back. Keep in mind that there are a lack of road markings (certainly compared to what are used to seeing on the East Coast), so when it snows, it's hard to see where the road ends or the middle of the road is. The rumble strips to help you to hear it, though.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great trail. Lots of rabbits and birds. Will definitely hike a little further next time.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

It's lonely out there

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Driven this road twice and yes not much traffic

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Drove this road from Great Basin National Park to Ely, NV. The title is fitting. I'm not sure if we saw more then a couple of cars the whole time.