Photo taken by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper © RACHEL
Rachel – along the ET Highway

Yes, there is a road and an infamous one at that, called the Extraterrestrial Highway. But believe me, after 50 miles of it, you wish you were abducted! The area is so barren and lonely, no wonder people welcome the aliens! ;)

We stopped in town of Rachel at the AL’E’INN, a little cafe-slash-gift shop. Souvenirs are rather pricey, but how many places have you been that sell Area 51 stuff? A funny story about the stop – when we walked in, a man at the counter (in the cafe) was asking the waitress if she heard the funny noises and saw the “lights” the previous night. We didn’t know if they were putting on a show for the tourists with the over-sized RV or not.

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper ©ET HIGHWAY
Extraterrestrial Highway – black and white view

We were disappointed not to see any “Men in Black” vehicles; however, we did see some interesting “signs” (ie. rock piles) by the road where vehicles had drove into the desert. Could those be the roads to Area 51? Hmm…

So if you find yourself along Nevada State Highway 375 be on the look-out for skinny green, silver-eyed hitchhikers. 😉

PLEASE NOTE: And, don’t forget to fuel up before hitting this lone highway. You won’t be finding any Flying J’s on this route – believe me!

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper © AL E INN
A needed stop at the AL E INN in Rachel