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Old 06-26-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Hi, I'm going on a roadtrip to Vegas in July (from Boise) - I've done it before and usually to the interstate from Boise to Salt Lake and on down to Vegas - fast, smooth, lots of food/fuel stops, etc...

But, It's about 100 miles farther, yet I can drive 80-82 MPH...

So what about US93? It's a shorter route. Speed limit is 70 on Nev highways. But I've heard it's real desolate...i.e. any problems, and you're waiting for a long time to see anyone..Is this the case??? Are their lots of elevation changes? and of course, what about the highway patrol..are they out there and desperate to nail some one for a ticket doing 85 on a lonely desert highway??

Thanks all...Lloyd
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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Anyone got any info on this??? I'm going to go this route...just want to know if I can set the cruise to 80 and be OK????
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Sheridan, WY
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The speed limit is 70, with reductions as you get into McGill/Ely. I would recommend a top speed of no more than about 76. Above 78 and the NHP will pop you.

Both north/south of Ely, US93 is very desolate. North of Ely, you'd best keep a sharp eye peeled for mustangs, cattle and (at this time of year) sheep.

South of Ely, look for more of same, plus elk.

There is a way of cutting some time off your drive. Take US 6 down to Lund, pick up NV-318, and take that south until it re-joins US93. 318 is a very smooth road... and just as desolate (if not moreso) than 93.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Go ahead and drive 80, They will nail you and maybe you'll learn to obey the law.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Go ahead and drive 80, They will nail you and maybe you'll learn to obey the law.
Phhhfffftttttt! LOL
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Strawberry Point, IA
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It is nice drive as I drive many times from Iowa to Las Vegas via I-80 in West Wendover. I use U.S. 93 ALT (a highway from West Wendover to Lages Station where US 93 from Wells to merge U.S. 93). The speed limit is 70 from Lages Station to McGill. I am not sure about U.S. 93 north of Lages Stations to Jackpot including Wells. Between McGill and Ely the speed limit is 60 for at least 10 miles. Beware of cops there! Look for US 6 South in Ely and follows US 6 South about 24 miles till you see NV-318 (Lund or Preston). The speed limit from Ely to Hiko on US 6 and NV-318 is 70 expects in town of Lund. The speed limit in Hiko is pretty strictly LOL about 55-60 MPH (I don't recall). NV-318 will ends south of Hiko and will re-join U.S. 93 and go on to Las Vegas. Also beware of cops again in Pahranagat Valley including towns of Hiko, Ash Springs and Alamo (please watch your speed limit). I was stopped once in Ash Springs with a warning in 42 in 30 zone. LOL The speed limit between Alamo and I-15 is 70. U.S. 93 will meet I-15 and take I-15 South to Las Vegas with speed limit of 75 till closer to Las Vegas it will change to 65 I think.

Hope this helps!

GeoMapster


Back to your question with elevations change. Not much if going south. I hope!

And by the way, you will need enough gas from Lund to Ash Springs because there will be no services for 110 miles. LOL It will be the best to fill gas in Ely and great food there!
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