Go Where Few Have Gone Before On The 24-Mile Lunar Crater Backcountry Byway In Nevada

Nevada is full of otherworldly landscapes that make for fantastic places to explore, but few are as out-of-this-world as the Lunar Crater near Tonopah. Named for the fact that it closely resembles the moon’s actual surface, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t even need a rocketship to visit this unique destination. Simply hop on the Lunar Crater Backcountry Byway, a rugged 24-mile highway that will take you directly to the giant crater so you can admire it for yourself.

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Have you visited the massive Lunar Crater in this remote region of Nevada? This looks like a fantastic place to explore if you like to avoid the crowds. Let us know about your favorite highway for exploring Nevada’s beauty in the comments below!

Address: Lunar Crater, Nevada 89049, USA