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Scenic Locations - Nevada

Here are links to some scenic locations found along Route 40.

Great BasinGreat Basin (Wells, NV)

East end of Carlin CanyonCarlin Canyon (Carlin, NV)
"A rugged canyon east of the town of Carlin, Nevada. A portion of old Route 40 has been abandoned where the canyon loops north......."

Emigrant PassEmigrant Pass (Beowawe, NV)

IconPalisade Canyon (NV)
"The canyon is the site of a major train disaster. On August 12, 1939, the City of San Francisco derailed while crossing a bridge. Twenty-four people......"

Golconda SummitGolconda Summit (Golconda, NV)

Star PeakStar Peak (Imlay, NV)
"The crest of the Humboldt Range with an elevation of 9,836 feet (2,998 m)......."

IconRye Patch Reservoir (Lovelock, NV)

Icon40th Parallel (Lovelock, NV)
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."

IconForty Mile Desert (NV)
"A desert along the California Trail between the Humboldt Sink and the Truckee River. This expanse (actually 35 miles in length) was one of the most c......"

IconLahontan Lakebed (Fernley, NV)

Pyramid LakePyramid Lake (Pyramid Lake, NV)

IconNevada-California State Line (Reno, NV)

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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09

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