The Top Of Tikaboo Peak Is The Closest You Can Legally Get To Area 51 In Nevada
As one of the most mysterious spots in the country (if not the entire world), Nevada’s Area 51 has a strange sort of allure to it. Obviously, the general public is barred from getting anywhere close to this infamous military airfield, but that hasn’t stopped alien enthusiasts from trying to get a view of it—even if it’s from 26 miles away! Located out in the vast desert landscape just west of Alamo, Tikaboo Peak is considered the closest point where the public can legally get a view of Area 51. Getting here requires a long drive and a rugged climb, but you’ll be rewarded at the top with a distant view of the curious military base. If you’re lucky, you may even spot one of those UFOs we’ve heard so much about!
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