State Route 265 - Silver Peak Road

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Nevada State Route 265 spurs 20.47 miles south from U.S. 6/95 to the community of Silver Peak in Esmeralda County. Starting at Blair Junction, SR 265 (Silver Peak Road) leads south from U.S. 6/95 across Big Smoky Valley, west of the Weepah Hills. Approaching Silver Peak, the rural highway straddles the east slopes of Mineral Ridge into Clayton Valley.

Silver Peak, an unincorporated town with a history steeped in silver and gold mining in the 19th century, lies adjacent to a lithium extraction facility in nearby Clayton Valley.

Nevada State Route 265 North
Leaving Blair Junction, SR 265 proceeds south south toward Blair, Silver Peak and Clayton Valley. Photo taken 11/11/08.
Nevada State Route 265 South
Northbound State Route 265 at U.S. 6/95. Marking the site of Blair, a Nevada Historical Marker is located at the southeastern corner of this intersection. Photo taken 11/11/08.
The Monte Cristo Range rises beyond the north end shield for Nevada State Route 265 at Blair Junction. Photo taken 11/11/08.
Mileposts along SR 265 decrease from Silver Peak north to U.S. 6/95 at Blair Junction. Photo taken 11/11/08.
U.S. 6/95 overlap for 40.7 miles, continuing west from Blair Junction to Coadale and east to Tonopah. Photo taken 11/11/08.



Photo Credits:

11/11/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 95

Page Updated 04-19-2019.