Travel Nevada unveils Cowboy Corridor road trip itinerary; more scheduled for 2018

Northern Nevada communities and attractions along Interstate 80 comprise Travel Nevada’s new Cowboy Corridor Road Trip, the latest road trip to encourage visitors to explore the state. The itinerary is one of seven found online at Travel An additional three road trips are planned for online publication this year; the final 10 together will cover Nevada’s major roadways and communities.

“Travel Nevada’s road trip series encourages visitors to see the entire state, from urban areas to rural byways,” Travel Nevada’s chief communications officer, said. “Cowboy Corridor focuses on the state’s mining and ranching history, much of which is found in Elko and the northern section of the state along I-80.”

The ghost town of Unionville, where Mark Twain once prospected, as well as the new Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum in Elko are on the Cowboy Corridor Road Trip, as well as suggestions of places to stay overnight.

Cowboy Corridor joins exiting road trips The Loneliest Road in America (U.S. 50); the Great Basin Highway (U.S. 93); the Free Range Art Highway (U.S. 95 from Las Vegas to Tonopah); the Extraterrestrial Highway; the Burner Byway (Reno to the Black Rock Desert); and the Rubies Route, which covers such locations around the Ruby Mountains. Road trips debuting later this year are the Death Drive, including Pahrump, Death Valley, Beatty; the Reno Tahoe Loop, including Reno, Tahoe, Carson Valley, Carson City and Virginia City; and Neon to Nature, including Boulder City, Laughlin and Mesquite.

Tourism partners are welcome to use the road trip itineraries to promote their destinations. In addition to the online versions, the 2018 Nevada Visitors Guide features two-page map spreads of the existing road trips.