"Wanted: Young skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred." This ad appeared in 1860 for one of the most dangerous jobs in American history, the Pony Express trail rider. Today, Highway 50 (The Loneliest Road in America) roughly parallels the route of the Pony Express trail. Luckily, those of us unwilling to risk death can just take The Loneliest Road challenge by car, whew.
Nevada is inviting drivers to challenge themselves with road trips from Silver Springs through Fallon and along the towns across Highway 50. Stretching the width of state, it is a fascinating scenic and historic corridor through a land seemingly untouched by man. Drive through snow covered mountains that reach summits of more than 11,000 feet. The road is full of recreational activities ranging from hiking, climbing, mountain biking, off-roading and horseback riding. For your readers that are true road warriors, Nevada offers an array of RV parks.
What's in it for you? Besides seeing beautiful scenery, meeting interesting people, ghost town visits, hours of quality family time you just don’t get when you aren’t trapped in a vehicle together, travelers can pick up The Loneliest Road survival kits. The kit contains a state road map and guidebook. Upon road trip completion, you receive a survival certificate signed by the Governor and a bumper sticker announcing that you survived this "uninteresting and empty" road. Though we guarantee this journey is an adventure you don’t want to miss.