This 150-Year-Old Road In Nevada Takes You On A Twisting Journey To A Gorgeous Overlook

The foothills surrounding Northern Nevada’s Virginia City are chock full of history. Early prospectors traveled these very hills carrying wagons full of ore, desperate to become rich. You can recreate a piece of Nevada’s history when you travel in the footsteps of some of the state’s earliest miners on the famous Geiger Grade. This historic road is often cited as the oldest in the state. You may not find actual gold during your journey on this road, but you’ll come across a plethora of historic gems along the way. Leading you straight to a gorgeous overlook, every Nevadan should make this journey at least once.

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Have you traveled along this historic road near Virginia City? There’s so much history connected to this century-old road. For more historic gems, check out this list of 10 Famous Historical Landmarks In Nevada.