I'm sure it's 319 in Nevada.
You could take 56 east then after Newcastle 18 south to Enterprise. Not many people go that way through the Dixie National Forest. I'd stay on 18 through Central but at Veyo head for Gunlock. (Gunlock State Park). On to Shivwits.....stay south and dip in to Arizona.....pick up the 15 south to Mesquite then back north up to the Extraterrestial (375) and you'll be the first in your gang to do that loop.
For added bonus points you could take the 169 loop after Mesquite through Valley of Fire State Park past Logan and Overton, you are so close why not?, and the added bonus points will look grand on your resume. I'm pretty certain Arizona gets you one or two bonus points alone.
318 is pretty cool but it's an odd way. I was born and raised in Preston, Lancashire, England UK....so 318 to Preston was a must do for me. If you do go up there Ely is kinda cool in a Nevada sort of way.
Ask in Shivwits about road surface, they may send you east to the 15
James and Colleen Tucker.
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TUCKERS screwed with this post 05-08-2013 at 11:16 AM