The Loneliest Road in America

In December 2020, I finished my Master’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Innovation from the University of Nevada, Reno. With my time in Reno officially at a close, I packed up my car and prepared for the long drive home from Reno to Cleveland, Ohio.

Unlike my first road trip out to Reno, when I took US-80, this time I drove across the country using US-50 and US-70. The interstate that is US-50 is known as “The Loneliest Road in America.” Consequently, I ran my GoPro video camera on my dashboard for much of the drive to document the trip. What follows below is the video that resulted from the trip, covering the commute from Reno to Kansas City before my GoPro ran out of storage.

Day 1: Reno, NV to Moab, UT.

Day 2: Arches National Park, UT.

Day 3: Moab, UT to Crestone, CO.

Day 4: Crestone, CO to Kansas City, MO with a stop at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

*Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the songs used in the video, nor am I monetizing from their use.