SOME THINGS JUST MAKE SENSE ABOUT NEVADA — for example, that the state (home to Las Vegas and Reno) is the Neon Capital of the World, and that its unforgiving desert is the backdrop to the Loneliest Road in America. But this place of extremes also has surprises.

Some of the darkest skies in the nation? More ghost towns than populated towns? If this infographic of Nevada’s “extremes” doesn’t make you want to pack your bags and rip up Nevada’s backroads immediately, we’re not sure what will.