It been a while but we did it west to east. That road between Fallon and Ely is about as empty a road that you will ever see. Fuel up in Fallon tho I think there were a couple of gas stations along the way. I don't recall any problems with the road, tho I think there is a climb after Ely.
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Thanks for the quick response. Do you recall if there was any shoulder on 50? We are concerned if we had any kind of vehicle problems getting off the road. We will be heading to Arches NP and it seems like a much shorter route than going all the way on interstate to Salt Lake City. Also wonder if we were to have a problem on that route whether we will have a cell signal if an emergency.
I have taken that route several times with my class C and toad. I would fill up in Fallon. Maverick station is one of the cheapest places. I am not sure about the cell service, it's probably pretty slim though. Shoulder width I don't remember but there should be areas to pull off. It's called Americas loneliest highway but there will be other people on the road. Have a great trip and wave as you go through Fallon.
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Shoulders are plenty wide, and cell phone service exists in the valleys but gets dicey when you cross the mountain ranges. IMHO, US 50 is the way to go across Nevada. I'd say we do US 50 ten times for every time we take I-80. Far more scenic. And unless you're travelling at 2:00 a.m., there's plenty of traffic on the "Loneliest Road in America". As for CG's along the way, Bob Scott NFS CG is right off the highway just east of Austin and fills many evenings with overnighters. On our trips across, we usually stay at Cave Lake SP near Ely, NV. It's about seven miles off the highway on a paved road, but it sits at 7300' so it's cooler than being on the desert valley floor. Busy with locals on weekends, but fairly empty on weekdays. And yes, there is a lake there, stocked with trout.
Hwy 50 is a fun, easy, scenic road to travel and yes, it has shoulders. However, we've seen folks just stopped ON the highway taking a picture. No big deal because not a lot of traffic. We'll be on it in about a month ourselves. Take it and don't worry. Just fill up when you see a station and don't expect a McDonalds!! We have also stayed at Bob Scott national forest campground. There are some nice boondocking spots, too. Have a good trip.
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