NEVADA HIGHWAY 50
SURVIVAL GUIDE

 

 

 

THE NEVADA HIGHWAY 50 SURVIVAL CHALLENGE: THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA

In July 1986, Life magazine described Nevada’s Highway 50 from Ely to Fernley as the “Loneliest Road in America.” Life said there were no attractions or points of interest along the 287-mile stretch of road and recommended that drivers have “survival skills” to travel the route.

But Nevadans knew better. They knew that Highway 50 was wide and open — but also one of the state’s most scenic and historic corridors. They knew it retraced the route of the Pony Express and Overland Stagecoach trails and passed through some of the best-preserved 19th century mining towns in the state. They also knew it was filled with recreational opportunities ranging from riding off-road vehicles on the slopes of Sand Mountain to mountain biking on trails around Austin. And they knew it really wasn’t so lonely.

The Highway 50 Survival Guide is a challenge to travelers to learn for themselves about America’s Loneliest Road. Take the trip across Nevada’s heartland, stop in any five of the seven largest towns (Austin, Dayton, Eureka, Ely, Fallon, Fernley, and Baker) to get your Official Highway 50 Survival Guide validated and discover it for yourself. If you dare.

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HIGHWAY 50 SURVIVAL GUIDE STAMP LOCATIONS


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CARSON CITY

Carson City
Convention and
Visitors Bureau
716 N. Carson Street

Carson City
Chamber of Commerce
1900 S. Carson Street #100

Battleborn Harley Davidson
2900 Research Way

FERNLEY

City of Fernley
595 Silverlake Boulevard

Comfort Suites
800 Mesa Drive

Fernley Chamber
of Commerce
70 N. West Street

Pioneer Crossing
1705 Highway 50A

Wig Wam
255 W. Main Street

Extended Stay
325 W. Main Street

Quick Stop
360 US Highway 95A

Jackson Gas Station
210 US Highway 50

7-Eleven
855 E. Main Street

Fox Peak Station
1200 Nevada Pacific Pkwy

DAYTON

1st & 10 Bar & Grill
240 Dayton Valley Road
775-246-7900
Open 7 days a week
11 am to 7 pm

Dayton Museum
135 Shady Lane
775-246-6316
Sat. 11 am to 4 pm
Sun. 1 pm to 4 pm

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce (Inside GNCU)
555 US Highway 50 E
775-246-7909
Tue. – Thu., 10 am to 2 pm
Fri. 9 am to 12 pm

Greater Nevada Credit Union
555 US Highway 50 E
775-882-2060
Mon. – Fri., 10 am to 5:30 pm

Dayton RV Park
75 Pike Street
775-246-9300
Mon. – Sat., 9 am to 5 pm

Road Runner Cafe’
140 Douglas Street, #140
775-246-0205
Mon – Sun., 7 am to 2 pm

Dayton Pizza Factory
185 US Highway 50 E
775-246-3300
Mon. – Sat, 11 am to 9 pm
Sun., 12 pm to 8 pm

Larry’s Gourmet Coffee House
65 Silver St.
775-380-8581
Mon – Sun., 5 am to 7 pm

S & S Market & Valero Fuel
100 Douglas Street
775-246-0246
Mon. – Fri., 5 am to 9 pm
Sat. – Sun., 6 am to 9 pm

Re/Max Professionals
244 Dayton Valley Road
775-241-3975
Mon. – Fri., 9 am to 5 pm

Carson Plains Casino
6996 US Highway 50 E
775-241-1000
Open 24/7

 

 

FALLON

Quality Inn
1051 W. Williams Avenue

Best Western
1035 W. Williams Avenue

BonanzaCasino/Super 8
855 W. Williams Avenue

Comfort Inn
1830 W. Williams Avenue

Golden Gate Gas
1755 W. Williams Avenue

Cold Springs Station
52300 Austin Highway

Fallon Chamber
448 W. Williams Ave., #103

Holiday Inn Express
55 Commercial Way

JD Slingers Steakhouse
855 W. Williams Avenue

Nugget Casino
70 S. Maine Street

Fallon RV Park
5787 Reno Highway

Overland Hotel
125 E. Center Street

Sage Valley RV Park
4800 Reno Hwy

Speedway Gas Station
1000 W. Williams Avenue

Stockmans Casino
1560 W. Williams Ave.

Stone Cabin Coffee
480 E. Williams Ave.

Fallon Visitor Center
100 Campus Way

Texaco
1960 W. Williams Avenue

Value Inn
180 W. Williams Avenue

Fox Peak Station
1960 W. Williams Ave.

AUSTIN

Dory’s Chevron
16 Main Street

Nevada Blue
Rock & Gem
46 Main Street

Jason’s Art Gallery
45 Main Street

Cozy Mountain Motel
40 Main Street

Lincoln Motel
28 Main Street

Lander Lumber
95 Main Street

Austin Court House
122 Main Street

Pony Canyon Shell
134 Main Street

Last Chance Saloon
55 Main Street

Trading Post
896 Main Street

Union Street Lodging
63 Union Street

EUREKA

Eureka Opera House
731 S. Main Street

Eureka Court House
10 S. Main Street

Eureka Sentinel Museum
10 N. Monroe Street

Eureka Post Office
51 S. Main Street

Eureka
Economic Development
701 S. Main Street

Chevron
20 S. Main Street

DJ’s
10097 Main Street

Owl Club
61 N. Main Street

Best Western
251 N. Main Street

Raines Market
81 N. Main Street

ELY

Economy Drug
696 Aultman Street

Hotel Nevada
501 Aultman Street

Jailhouse Motel
5th & High Street

KOA of Ely
Great Basin Boulevard

Ramada Inn/
Copper Queen
805 Great Basin Boulevard

Northern Nevada
Railway Museum
1100 Avenue A

White Pine
Chamber of Commerce
636 Aultman Street

Bristlecone Convention Center
150 6th Street

La Quinta Inn
1591 Great Basin Boulevard

GREAT BASIN

Great Basin
Heritage Area
87 Baker Avenue

Hotel Nevada
501 Aultman Street

KOA of Ely
Great Basin Boulevard

Ramada Inn/
Copper Queen
805 Great Basin Boulevard

Northern Nevada
Railway Museum
1100 Ave. A

White Pine
Chamber of Commerce
636 Aultman Street

Bristlecone
Convention Center
150 6th Street

La Quinta Inn
1591 Great Basin Boulevard

The Border Inn
Highway 6 & Highway 5


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