Road tripping Nevada's ET Highway

The ultimate guide to road-tripping Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway By: Suzie Dundas Photo: Whit Hassett In most places, if you want to up your odds of experiencing something extraterrestrial, you’ll need to cross your fingers and keep your eyes on the skies. And then there’s Nevada. Home to Area 51, the secret, off-limits government base supposedly hiding proof of alien aircraft and technology, Nevada is the setting of many of the country’s juiciest stories about extraterrestrial activity. From hotbeds of UFO sightings to alien art and the backdrops to your favorite sci-fi movies, you’ll find weird and wild destinations dedicated to all-things-alien simply by following a short, looping road trip north out of Las Vegas. On the Extraterrestrial Highway, alien artifacts can be found around nearly every turn, though some may be in the form of offbeat roadside attractions rather than actual little green dudes and their flying saucers. If you believe the truth is out there, set off on this three-leg, three-day road trip through the lesser-seen side of Nevada. Be sure to carry water and snacks when you’re driving through the desert — and maybe download a few alien-themed playlists in advance, too. Ready to make contact? Let’s go.…

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Road tripping Nevada’s ET Highway

Updated: July 30, 2021 — 10:26 am