Motor Mountain USA: Getting Alpine in Nevada [Video]

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Motor Mountain USA at Wheeler Peak, Nevada

Nathan Adlen and Andre Smirnov go in search of extraterrestrial signs and alpine environments in Nevada. The team reaches the Extraterrestrial highway near Area 51 and the Wheeler Peak trailhead, the highest drivable point in Nevada.

Wheeler Peak reaches up to 13,065 feet above sea level and is located near the Nevada’s eastern border. Don’t confuse this Wheeler Peak with Wheeler Peak in other states (e.g. in New Mexico). The road at the trailhead is at 10,191 feet of elevation.

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Here are the states we have done so far.


The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA or #MotorMountainUSA) epic road trip is a celebration of all things American and the road less traveled. Nathan, Roman, Andre and Emme are driving a 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Hard Rock across the country to visit the 50 highest drivable mountain tops in all 50 states. Along the way, they will visit locations off the beaten path and the uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s top tourist destinations.

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This trip is also about involving you in the adventure. TFLcar has commissioned 50 commemorative silver belt buckles, one for each state. We will leave a belt buckle somewhere in the state and will tell you the coordinates, so you can find it. The first person to find it keeps it. The only requirement is you need to send us a picture of yourself with the belt buckle. You can tweet to us @TFLcar, Facebook us at TFLcar, use the #MMUSA, or #MotorMountainUSA hashtag, email, or all of the above.


The Nevada belt buckle is a few miles away from the Wheeler Peak trailhead. Watch the video below to get the precise location.


Thanks to Turtle Wax and their ICE premium car care products with new Smart Shield Technology for helping make the Motor Mountain USA adventure possible and for keeping the Jeep Wrangler looking good! #FreeTheSoul Check out the Turtle Wax ICE system.

Check out the full MMUSA Nevada episode below.