America's Scenic Byways

Highway 93

148.82 miles - 2 to 3 hours

Those traveling Highway 93 from Highway 50 to the town of Crystal Spring regale in high desert scenery, taking in Mount Gafton, Dutch John Peak and the Wilson Creek Range. The roadway passes through Pioche, an early 20th century mining camp filled with historic buildings. To the east of Pioche lie Spring Valley and Echo Canyon State Parks, each a haven for fishing, camping and hiking. Cathedral Gorge State Park rests to the south. Miller Point, at the north end, offers a good overview of the clay, gothic-like columns and walls. Lush, green farmland stretches from Cathedral Gorge to Caliente, a quiet, former railroad town noted for its imposing mission-style railroad depot. Between Caliente and Crystal Springs the striking beauty of Oak Springs and Pahroe Summits engulfs travelers.