Pictures: Christopher Corbett's American West
Dubbed "The Loneliest Road in America" by Life Magazine in the 1980s, the remote stretch of U.S. Route 50 is UMBC professor and author Christopher Corbetts favorite getaway destination, a place he believes is the best representation of the authentic American West.
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U.S. Route 50, 'The Loneliest Road'
"If you really want to experience the West, drive old U.S. 50 from Salt Lake City to Reno. It's a 650-mile, two-lane, godforsaken strip of asphalt that goes across bleak desert with hardly anything out there," Corbett says.