Nevada State Route 317

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State Route 317 marker

State Route 317
Rainbow Canyon Road
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 21.490 mi[1] (34.585 km)
Existed: 1976 – present
Major junctions
South end: Kane Springs Rd./Carp Rd. in Elgin
North end: US 93 in Caliente
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 306 SR 318

State Route 317 is a state highway in Lincoln County, Nevada. It connects the ghost town of Elgin north to U.S. Route 93 in the city of Caliente. Portions of the highway were heavily damaged by flooding in January 2005 and repairs were not yet complete as of January 2015.[2][3]

View from the north end of SR 317 looking southbound
Flood-damaged section of SR 317 in January 2015


State Route 55 was a state highway in the U.S. state of Nevada, running south from U.S. Route 93 in Caliente into Kershaw–Ryan State Park. It was defined by 1935[4] and survived until the 1976 renumbering.[5] As a result of the renumbering, SR 317 was assigned to the segment of SR 55 from US 93 in Caliente to Kershaw Park Entrance Rd.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lincoln County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Elgin 0.000 0.000 Kane Springs Road
Caliente 21.490 34.585 US 93 – Las Vegas, Ely
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is not from Wikidata
  1. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Treasure Hill Chronicles Winter 2012-203" (PDF). Pioche Chamber of Commerce. 2012. Retrieved 2015-01-29. The flooding down Rainbow Canyon in January, 2005, has limited access for the present; but State Route 317 is on the list for Nevada Dept. of Transportation to repair as funds become available. 
  3. ^ "Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site". Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2015-01-29. Elgin Schoolhouse is closed to the public at this time. SR 317 was heavily damaged in the 2005 floods. Until the reconstruction on SR 317 (Rainbow Canyon Highway) is complete, the Elgin School house State Historic Site will be closed indefinitely as of May 15, 2008. 
  4. ^ 1935 Official Road Map of Nevada
  5. ^ 1977-1978 Official Highway Map of Nevada