Famous for being known as "America's Loneliest Road", U.S. 50 travels across the Silver State along a 341.010 mile course. Overlaying the Lincoln Highway, U.S. 50 connects the Lake Tahoe region with Carson City, Fallon, and Ely en route to Utah.

U.S. 50 Nevada Guides


U.S. 50 was commissioned in the 1926

U.S. 50 Auxiliary Routes

Alternate Routes:

  • U.S. 50 Alternate travels 32.370 miles in Churchill and Lyon Counties, connecting U.S. 50 with Fernley and Interstate 80.
  • A former route of U.S. 50 Alternate branched northerly with U.S. 93 at Ely to Lages Station, then continued northeast to Eastline / West Wendover. U.S. 50 Alternate turned east into Utah alongside U.S. 40 to Lake Point Junction near Salt Lake City. The designation was removed by AASHTO on November 12, 1976.

Business Routes:

  • Located in Carson City, U.S. 50 Business was to be designated along portions of Carson and Williams Streets when U.S. 50 was moved to the southern half of the Carson City Freeway (I-580 / U.S. 395) in August 2017. As of 2019, no U.S. 50 Business signs have been placed along the planned route.

    Page Updated 11-26-2020.

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