Around Las Vegas: Great Places for a Drive



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Las Vegas is in the Mojave Desert, North America's smallest desert, and home to miles of two-lane roads. For a day-trip outside of the Neon City, take a picnic and spend some time on the road. Multi-colored sandstone fractures Southern Nevada in places, and a huge man-made lake sits just a couple of hours from the Strip. The mountains west of town are much cooler than in Las Vegas. At the higher altitudes in both Lee and Kyle Canyons, take a break from the car and hike to see if you can spot a bristlecone pine, one of the longest-lived types of trees. ~Photo courtesy of Frank Kovalchek~

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Author: Terrisa Meeks


Day 1 - Boulder City, Overton, Las Vegas


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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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601 Nevada Way
(Alan Bible Visitor Center)
Boulder City, NV 89005

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tel: +1 702 293 8990 (Visitor Center)
fax: +1 702 293 8936
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Valley of Fire State Park

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Interstate 15 on exit 75, P. O. Box 515
(Six miles from Lake Mead)
Overton, NV 89040

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tel: +1 702 397 2088
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Red Rock Canyon Scenic Byway

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Off Nevada State Route 159
Las Vegas, NV 89124

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tel: 702-515-5000
fax: 702-515-5023
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Spring Mountain Scenic Loop Drive

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Location:

US Highway 95 & State Highway 157
Las Vegas, NV 89143

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tel: 702-515-5000
fax: 702-515-5023
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The Strip

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S Las Vegas Boulevard
From Russell Road to Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: +1 702 892 0711
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