This fall I had the opportunity to drive thru Nevada a few times on my way to and from Utah. Some of the roads in Nevada are very quiet . Highway 50 is one of those. Also Highway 93 and 375. There is not a lot to see on these highways. However if you love old ghost towns, small out of the way towns, and just exploring along empty roads then you may enjoy some of the drives across the state of Nevada. Some of Highway 50 I have already covered here in this posting:
In March I once again went to Utah to house sit and you can read a little about Southern Utah here https://sueswanderings.com/2018/11/30/housesitting-in-st-george-utah-and-visit-to-snow-canyon-state-park/
and here https://sueswanderings.com/2018/11/10/best-friends-animal-society-utah/
It Is a long drive across Nevada to get to Utah so I always try to find someplace new to explore. This time I went along the extraterrestrial Highway. Or as it is also called Area 51
The Unusual Is Our Usual on Route 375
In the belly of Nevada, surrounded by miles of undeveloped desert, lies a mystery that involves the alleged home of recovered alien spacecraft, extraterrestrial technology, and maybe even a few little green men on the federal payroll.
On this Extraterrestrial Highway road trip, you’ll run adjacent to Area 51 and a secret military base within Nellis Test and Training Range — so secret the government did not acknowledge its existence until 2013. As part of an active military base, it is patrolled and guarded by some of the heaviest security on Earth or anywhere else. That means what it’s NOT is a tourist attraction. Be sure to obey all posted signs and don’t even think about trespassing. You will be caught and you will be prosecuted. And let’s be real, no selfie is worth that kind of headache.
However it is an interesting drive that starts at the junction of NV 93 and 375. First stop is small shop welcoming you to the alien highway with alien beef jerky, nuts , drinks and other treats to stock up on for the drive.
From here there is not much else till you get to the Little ALE Inn. I found this to be a worthy stop for a beer and a veggie burger. The bartender has lived here for quite a few years. He was passing thru and decided to stay so he has some great alien stories. Not much here but a hotel , bar and restaurant. I think about 50 people live here. And lots of cows. Don’t drive this highway at night for fear of cows on the road or even Aliens.
One of the things I realy love about driving thru Nevada is the quietness of many of the highways and the views ! Here are some scenes from Nevada Highway 50 and 93 and 6 .
If you like quite highways with not much except some beautiful views here and there and a small town or 2 then you may also enjoy some of the highways of Nevada. Lots to explore here !!
2 thoughts on “Nevada roads off the beaten path.”
I love Utah, thanks for showing me more of it!
Yes, it is a beautiful state.