Following the Trail of the Pony Express in Nevada


Driving Distance = 212 miles - Driving Time = 5 Hours 12 Minutes
West to California Return to Route Map To Eastern Nevada

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.


1. There is a Pony Express Statue in front of Harrah's in Stateline, Nevada.

2. Just east of Dayton River Road, which becomes Churchill Road, will lead to Fort Churchill. The headquarters building, which was a stopping point for the Pony Express, still stands.

3. Sand Springs Station, and

4. Cold Springs Station are two Pony Express stations that have been preserved and are adjacent to the highway.

5. There is a Pony Express Statue inside of the Hilton Hotel in Reno.


Alternate Route

Driving distance, 37 miles
Driving time, 1 hour.

For the first few months of operation the Pony Express route passed over Echo Summit, down Hawley Grade, into Tahoe Valley, continuing over Luther Pass (State Route 89) to Woodford's in upper Carson Valley. The route then continued northward along the Emigrant Trail (State Route 206) to Genoa.