“The Loneliest Road in America” is US 50 through Nevada, which cuts across the original Pony Express Trail. Plan to stop at Old Middlegate Station for the famous Monster Burger before taking a detour on SR 722 over Carroll summit. End your trans-Nevada ride with a visit to Lehman Caves and the rocky glacier at Great Basin National Park.
The Ride (387 miles): From Carson City, follow US 50 east for 108 miles to Middlegate. From Middlegate, follow US 50 for three miles and turn right on SR 722. Follow for 59 miles back to US 50 east and go one mile to Austin. From Austin, continue east for 70 miles on US 50 to Eureka. Ely is another 78 miles east on US 50. Continue on US 50 east from Ely for 57 miles to SR 487. SR 487 will take you to Baker after five miles, and SR 488 leads the remaining six miles to Great Basin National Park.