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Old 05-01-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Hi 50 across UT to Reno

Anyone try this route? We're in a 29' MH towing Honda CRV. It looks shorter than I15 to I80 but a lot more mountainous too. We're currently at Bryce Cnyn
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:46 PM   #2
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I can only speak of US50 in NV. Although I've driven US50 in UT, my recollection is not clear.

As to US50 in NV, I love it for its beauty and solitude (thus some bias), but it is generally an easy drive if there are no snow storms. But the "Loneliest Highway" is just that ... very lonely and very long stretches of no civilization. There are also seven mountain passes that you will summit in NV, but you will see almost no traffic. Although a couple of spots have some short grades and sharp curves, it is mostly wide open straight-aways. Although there might be an RV park in Ely, you will not find another park until almost Reno, but you will drive through millions of acres of land for dry camping.

Make sure your fuel is topped of in Ely, then again at either Eureka or Austin.

If you take that route, some sights that you will pass: Great Basin NP (with tours of natural caverns); Ely (including Garnet Hill, where you can pick up raw garnets for free); frequent markers for the old Pony Express Trail (try to imagine separating a modern teenage from their smartphone long enough to ride hell-bent on a horse across the NV desert in a winter snow storm!); Indian petroglyphs; the quaint communities of Eureka and Austin; natural hotsprings; and more.

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Old 05-01-2015, 07:40 PM   #3
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You will have no problems with Hwy 50 in Utah or Nevada. As stated, watch your fuel and drive on the top 1/2. It's a relaxing, scenic route.
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Plenty of fuel stops for gas, not sure about diesel but a full tank of diesel will make the trip. The stations are mostly card swipe so always open. BUT you will pay premium price for regular. It will make you know just how much empty land the U.S. has and WE own it all.
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thank you everyone, very helpful! We are on Hi 21 as I type this, will catch 50 at or near Garrison. It is definitely the road less traveled, much better than the Interstate. Sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith
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Drove it last June in 43' M/H with Jeep Toad...No problem. Long lonely stretches. Very few RV parks. Google towns along the way for ideas. Some churches offer dry camping in their lots. Plan to stop early.
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Making the same trip this summer to Bryce via US 50. Took US 50 home from CO last year. Have Chevy with an 8.1 that gets 5-6 miles to the gallon with a 25 gallon tank. Fuel was not an issue, but I was glad there was fuel at the state line since it's a long haul from Delta, UT to Ely, NV.

Beautiful stretch on highway. Ely is a nice place to overnight. Have a safe trip

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