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Old 05-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hwy 93, Vegas to Twin Falls, ID

Has anyone traveled on this one? I'm a rookie rv'er driving an untested rig back to the homestead. Granted its just a little GS Vista mini but that long stretch of just about nothing is starting to scare me. Alternative is going up via Salt Lake but I can't stand the city freeway driving that is Utah.

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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I've driven 93 several times and I prefer it over other routes. It's a good road, flat, no traffic and smooth. It's not the Grand Canyon but it is still a pretty pleasant drive nonetheless.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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A good road, enough traffic to help out if you breakdown, Cell service is spotty. I like to take NV 318 into Ely, you catch it a little north of Ash Springs. Take a look at the route with Google Earth. RV parks in Ely, Wells, and Jackpot if you get tired

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:34 AM   #4
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We take it all the time when we travel to Birch Bay WA and have found traffic on it to be rather light. Like rgvtexan we take the NV SR 318/US 6 into Ely then pick up 93 again.

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Used the route in 5 of the past 7 years, I agree with the 318 route to keep you out of the high country.
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Well, we did take the route and the road was excellent. One word of caution/recommendation: take frequent breaks!!
Quite possibly the dullest drive in the nation so its either press on fast to get past it, or frequent breaks to stretch. Lets face it, our photos along the route consisted of road to the horizon.
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I'll take dull, over the white knuckle ride of the Interstate through Salt Lake City, any day .
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I'll take dull, over the white knuckle ride of the Interstate through Salt Lake City, any day .
Yep, got me there.
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One thing to remember, NHP loves to write speeding tickets. They get just as bored as we do driving that route.
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It is a fantastic road with a side trip over to Rachel on NV 375 to see the Extraterrestrial's, see the Silver State Classic road race down NV 318 and volunteer to be a gate guard, also visit the elk heard south of ELY NV or else pig out at the buffet in Jack Pot....it's a neat road and we make a four day trip out of it at least twice a year....
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When driving thru Ely, NV I would recommend using the Truck route! Like most old mining towns Ely is built in a canyon and of course the main street goes right down the middle of the narrow canyon.

Unless of course you want to see the historic hotel, down town area etc. About a block from the "old" hotel there is some off street RV/Truck parking.

AS for #93, #6, NV #318 that is the only way to go and miss the SLC traffic. However expect to pay a little more for fuel in NV.
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X2 on the Rachel side trip, of course go into the "Lil-alien-inn" (sp?) and get a Lil-alien sandwitch
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Definite good route. Have driven it in MH many times. SOOO much better than fighting your way thru SLC.
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