We left the loneliest road in Ely and continued US 6 towards Tonopah. Roadside attractions were few and far between but taking some byways took us to amazing spots.
Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark was a bit off the US 6 but it was worth the visit. The landscape resembled the moon and there were no other vehicles around.
After the lunar crater we arrived at Warm Springs. This is where Nevada State Route 375 begins and leads to Area 51. That’s why it is called Extraterrestrial Highway. What was really amazing was the amount of cows along the ET Highway. We only drove 30 miles just to see if there are aliens along the road. Unfortunately we didn’t see any, but we saw lots of cows. I am not sure if the farmers knew what aliens would do to them if they really landed here. The other explanation is that the cows are decoys planted by the government in order to catch some more aliens.
Finally we arrived at Tonopah. Unfortunately we didn’t have any small children with us because there was a nice clown-themed hotel next to the Old Tonopah Cemetery.