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Lincoln Highway Scenic Drive

22.8 miles: 0 hours, 32 minutes

US 50 through the westernmost section of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest features desert landscape, mountains, forested areas and tall walls of sand-colored rock. The highlight of the route comes about halfway into the drive: Lake Tahoe’s massive blue expanse of crystal-clear water.


Lincoln Highway Scenic Drive (US 50)—which climbs into the mountains west of Carson City—begins with a color scheme of tans and browns and greens in a beautiful desert landscape. Lake Tahoe appears and makes the view even better. There are vast, unobstructed views of the lake as well as places where you can see pops of blue in between stands of trees.


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