LONELIEST ROAD
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LONELIEST ROAD through:

CONNORS PASS AND MAJOR'S PLACE

East of Ely, US-50, spliced together with US-6 and US-93 into a single two-lane highway, continues for 25 miles before crossing the narrow waist of the Schell Creek Range at 7,722-foot Connors Pass. As you ascend toward the pass, the air cools and freshens, the single-leaf piñon and Utah juniper appear and increase and, cresting the summit, the mighty Snake Range, including 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, comes into view.

  East of the pass, at Major’s Place (where there’s a roadhouse with cold beer and “loose slots,” but no reliable gas), US-93 cuts due south, heading 80 long, solitary miles to the next contact with humans at Pioche, while US-50 heads east across open rangelands toward Great Basin National Park.

US-50 Nevada: Eureka to Great Basin National Park map

US-50 Route Detail: Eureka to Great Basin National Park

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