PONY EXPRESS COMMUNITIES
& POINTS OF INTEREST
THE PONY EXPRESS TRAIL, The Old Lincoln Highway, and The Loneliest Highway in America: with a variety of names, you would think that Highway 50 might have an identity crisis but just the opposite is true. This route cuts through the middle of Pony Express Territory, an expanse of Nevada’s most historic and picturesque country.
Pony Express Territory is home to some of the Old West’s liveliest towns including Fernley, Dayton, Fallon, Austin, Eureka, and Ely. Each of these communities has its own story to tell with heroes and villains and times of booms and busts. The country surrounding these communities is just as colorful. Side roads and highways branch from Highway 50 and lead to destinations like Pyramid Lake, Fort Mason, Soda Lake, The Toiyabe Mountain Range, and Great Basin National Park.
Today’s travelers can walk in the footsteps of miners, cattlemen, gunmen, and the area’s first farmers. They can drive the routes of explorers, pioneers, American Indians, and Pony Express riders. Pony Express Territory offers a glimpse of Old West history along with wideopen vistas and a variety of recreational opportunities.
Highway 50. It’s more than a highway—it’s an adventure.