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Loneliest Highway in America (Hwy. 50)

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My partner and I travelled this highway while on a road trip. Plenty of stops to be had off the loneliest highway. Garnet hill, cave lake state park, stokes castle and sand... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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988 reviews
347 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I travelled this highway while on a road trip. Plenty of stops to be had off the loneliest highway. Garnet hill, cave lake state park, stokes castle and sand mountain. Worth a look if passing . Breaks the trip up.

1 Thank enncle
Pueblo, Colorado
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Only Highway to travel East- West in my opinion. I've traveled HWY 50 @ least a dozen times round trip from Colorado to California over the past 40 years. Forget 80 and 70. The wide open spaces as far as you can see! Small towns with interesting character. Next trip April of 2017.

8 Thank Dennis P
State College, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a blast driving down the highway. We loved the wide open spaces and the small towns along the way. Most of all, we loved stamping the Loneliness Highway Passport which can be picked up at any business or point of interest that has the Loneliest Highway sign displayed. Because we were traveling early in the... More 

1 Thank travelingfool49
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I traveled this road last week and it was awesome. It is much mire scenic than the routine i-80. You can go at the speed of your choice as there are not may cops or even towns on this road. This is a beautiful road to travel and i recommend that you have and AWD or snow tires in winter.... More 

2 Thank Yanamaddi_Abhinav
Oxford, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We road this on our motorcycle after coming through the California Mountains so the day was a long bit of just about everything. US50 is worth doing if you love 2-lane road travel. It isn't the most desolate road we've been on (by far), but the great expanses and endless sky make it wonderful. We rolled through a few "towns"... More 

3 Thank Mr B
Petaluma, California
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634 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We travel between San Francisco and Salt Lake City once or twice a year. Your choices are boring interstate 80 or scenic 50 south of Provo. 80 will get you there faster, but not by much. 50 seems to go by faster, with the winding road between the mountains and the ups and downs through the passes. Not to mention... More 

4 Thank pfefmeister
Hassan, India
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92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Road trips are fun when you are sitting munching on something , listening to music and looking around taking in the views and just relaxing :) We had to cross the loneliest road and it took most of our day on the road to reach our destination, Once in a while did find a car from opposite direction and due... More 

2 Thank HulikalKeshava
Arlington, VA
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146 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We drove this road from Great Basin to Reno. It was lonely but not terribly lonely. We found stops along the way for gas and food. You definitely need to plan your drive but that's expected. Also compared to other roads cellular is pretty good. We had just driven from Zion to Great Basin and that was desolate.

2 Thank Sara_sakflva
Santa Clara, California
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167 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We started our drive to California in Denver on I-70, then on to Highway 50. The scenery along Highway 50 is pretty, it got flatter and more desert-like as we headed west. Stop for gas wherever you can, there aren't many towns along the way.

2 Thank CWSJ
Benton, Arkansas
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

You better fill up on the Eastern start or the Western start because there are very few gas options along the main stretch of the highway. There are several summits along the drive. Many pullouts to enjoy the scenery. Would be a beautiful drive on a Motorcycle or in a Convertible.

6 Thank BPH_4LIFE

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