Originally Posted by TUCKERS
I'd go Caliente only because it is less freeway and less miles.
They are both equal to me other than that.
+1. I take that route at least once per year, sometimes more frequently. It's the best way to get across Nevada mid state to mid-state California.
Be mindful of the Sierra passes though., if you plan to keep going West to California. Check here
to see if your chosen route is even open. We had snow this week, and that could affect your route once you get to 395.