Westgard Pass + ADD NEW ROUTE
6 in Nevada Nevada81 Miles Miles
By Dennis Barr
on September 1, 2008
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Start south of Tonopah Nevada where US 95 meets NV route 266. Head west on 266 for 39 miles and you will find the intersection of CA route 168. Now take a left (go west) on route 168 for about 38 miles till you get to the route's end point of Big Pine, CA.
Great views of the White mountains and the Sierras, with continuous vistas of the whole route. You'll pass through the beautiful Westgard Pass and have fantastic views from it's 7,313 feet of elevation. Westgard is the only pass connecting the Owens Valley to Deep Springs Valley.
The road is well paved, but narrow and very twisty. Not a good road for strictly freeway type riders. many hairpins with steep drop offs. This is definitely one of those roads you take it easy going and hurry back, after you know the road. Overall, 168 is challenging and one of the best Motorcycle roads I have ever been on!
There are no stores or gas stations. The nearest gas from the Nevada junction of 95 and 266 is another 15 miles, so make sure you have enough range!
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