Originally Posted by JayElDee
Looks like there are two routes
Via Caliente on Ut56 then NV318 to 93
via Mesquite to Nv 168 to 93
is either more interesting or better road surface?
Through Caliente is way shorter, and the road surface is fine. It's Nevada.. not a lot to see out there. Lots of straight roads after you leave Caliente. It's a long way from Caliente to Tonopah, about 190 miles. There's no commercial gas in Rachel. If you can't make that (don't push it..strong winds come up out there and can drop your mileage), consider riding the 12 miles or so down to Alamo on Hwy 93 to top off. That will give you an extra 30 or so miles of 'cushion'. Or take an extra gallon with you from Caliente.