Includes the longest intact segments of the historic emigrant trails to California and Oregon in the western U.S. Open seasonally.
This 93-mile driving loop begins and ends in Cedarville, California, a small community on the east side of the Warner Mountains, about 23 miles east of Alturas.
The byway begins on State Route 447 at the edge of Duck Flat about 40 miles northwest of Gerlach, Nevada. The single-lane gravel road climbs to a high plateau of sagebrush-covered, rolling hills and intermittent lakes.
Planet X Pottery was established in 1974 at the foot of Granite Mountain between the Smoke Creek & Black Rock deserts of Northern Nevada. This solar powered oasis has a working pottery studio & 3 show galleries.
As the coffee mugs say, "It's where the pavement ends and the West begins". Bruno's Country Club & Motel is a classic Old West bar, café, motel, and RV Park and the only place for miles around. They have a saying at Bruno’s, ‘This isn't the Middle of Nowhere, but you can see the Middle of Nowhere from there.’ The café serves good basic food, which means eggs and pancakes for breakfast, burgers for lunch and you have to try the raviolis with red sauce for dinner – they are superb. The club sandwiches are massive as well.