Virtual Guidebook to Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
The Extraterrestrial Highway
Nevada 375 from Warm Springs to Ash Springs Nevada


The Extraterrestrial Highway runs through some of the emptiest landscapes in the lower 48, from Warm Springs to Ash Springs (neither of which qualifies as a town).

The name comes from the unusual number of UFO sightings reported in this area, perhaps related to the huge military bases hidden behind the ranges. These include the nuclear test facility and top-secret Groom Air Force Base - also known as Area 51. The highway's name was bestowed in hopes of attracting a little tourism traffic, though the only travel-oriented business is the campy Little A'le'Inn bar and cafe at Rachel.



 thumbnail

The Little A'le'Inn at Rachel, midway on the Extraterrestrial Highway

(July 9, 2007)


 thumbnail

Enjoying a cold beer at the Little A'le'Inn

(July 9, 2007)


 thumbnail

The Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada 375, between Warm Springs and Ash Springs

(July 9, 2007)


 thumbnail

South end of the "Extraterrestrial Highway" at Silver Spring, near Alamo

(May 26, 2004)


Next Locality: Pioche