Following the Trail of the Pony Express in Nevada

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Driving Distance = 220 miles - Driving Time = 4 Hours 30 Minutes
To Western Nevada Return to Route Map To Utah

The route of the Pony Express continues east following U.S. 50 all the way to the Utah Stateline. When planning a trip, you might want to match this map with those that detail the locations of the Nevada stations and those that show a historical map of the route.

This section of U.S. 50 is known as the "Loneliest Highway in America". If you stop at any of the Chamber's of Commerce along the way, you can get a "I Survived the Loneliest Highway in America" Kit. If you get the included map validated at all of the stops along the way, and send the map in to the Nevada, you will receive a neat certificate and pin to that effect.

Notes:

1. The actual route of the Pony Express continues north of Austin all the way to the Utah Stateline. This area is pretty much accessible only by 4-W drive. When planning a trip, you might want to match this map with those that detail the locations of the Nevada stations and those that show a historical map of the route.

2. The Ruby Valley Pony Express Station was been relocated to the grounds of the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko in 1960.

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Alternate Route

Driving distance, 105 miles
Driving time, 2 hours 45 minutes.

The actual route of the Pony Express crosses U.S. 93 at about Centerville and continues to Ibapah, Utah. The road east is not paved, but is passible.