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Valley Of Fire | Lake Mead North Shore Loop

20 minutes outside of Las Vegas begins one of the areas best rides.  About 100 miles of twisty windy roads that offer incredible scenic views of the Canyons and Lake Mead. First you’ll enter Lake Mead National Recreation Area and you’ll ride through the windy roads to Towards the Valley Of Fire State Park. To the left you’ll have views of the colorful cliffs and scenery and to the right views of Lake Mead will appear every now and then. 3/4 of the way into the ride you’ll have a choice of turning left into the Valley of Fire State Park or continuing to the small town of Overton for lunch. The Valley of Fire State park offers great hiking opportunities. Those more interested in pure riding will enjoy the ride towards the Valley Of Fire, as it is 90% of the riding adventure.

NOTE: National Parks Pass required for this ride, cost is $10 per motorcycle, can be purchased at entrance to Lake Mead National Recreation Area gate. With this pass you can experience 70% of this ride. If you choose to go into the Valley of Fire State Park there is a self pay $10 per vehicle turnout (occasionally manned).

Lake Mead National Recreation Area – National Park Service
Valley of Fire State Park | Nevada State Parks

Total Distance: 133 miles
Average Riding Time: 3-4hrs.

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Red Rock Canyon

15 minutes outside of Las Vegas you can experience one of the locals favorite scenic rides.  Red Rock Canyon State Park offers you several choices. You can ride through the parks 13 mile scenic drive or explore more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store. The 13 mile scenic route will take generaly between 20-30minutes and the speed limit in the park is 35mph, lower in some parts.

NOTE: National Parks Pass required for this ride, cost is $10 per motorcycle, can be purchased at entrance to Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area gate.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Total Distance: 45 miles
Average Riding Time: 1.5hrs.

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Hoover Dam Loop

45 minutes from Las Vegas and you’re at the famous Hoover Dam. The dam itself is a sight to see and there is ample parking day or night. There is a visitors center, gift shop, restaurant, and tours of the dam. This ride is especially nice at night.

Hoover Dam Nevada – Visit This Historic Landmark‎

Total Distance: 80 miles
Average Riding Time: 2 hrs.

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Mt. Charleston

Ride up into the trees to The Lodge at Mt. Charleston. Just 35 miles north of Las Vegas and you’re at the lodge a great place for lunch or dinner.  This ride will take you on a loop winding through the Mt. Charleston  hill side. This is a great choice for those looking for a short but beautiful ride.

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Total Distance: 110 miles
Average Riding Time: 2 hrs.

 

Zion 1 or 2 Day

Maybe the most magnificent place on earth is just waiting for you to ride to. Zion National Park is amazing. In just under 3hrs you’ll be at the park. Camp overnight, or for a couple of days. Inside the park you will only be able to ride partially through the park (about 20min of riding).The parks service does have a shuttle for accessing the hikes and scenic viewpoints deeper in the park. You will still see plenty of spectacular views as you ride in though the bottom of the park, through the rock tunnel and into the upper areas.  This ride could be completed as one full day ride

Accommodations: There is camping inside the park, the lodge at Zion, or a few hotels and B&B’s just outside the gate entrance.

Total Distance: 330 miles (165 each way)
Average Riding Time: 2.hrs 45min (each way)

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BIG 3 – Zion/ S. Grand Canyon/ Hoover Dam

Like the ride above you’ll leave Vegas and in 3hrs ride into scenic Zion National Park. Day two of this ride route takes you out of Zion and on your way towards S. Rim of the Grand Canyon; 5hrs away. Finally on day 3 you’ll start on your way back towards Vegas via Old Route 66 for a 4hr ride. This final day will take you past the Hoover Dam where you can stop and have lunch before entering back into Las Vegas.

Accommodations:

  • Zion: There is camping inside the park, the lodge at Zion, or a few hotels and B&B’s just outside the gate entrance.
  • S. Rim of the Grand Canyon: There is camping located inside the park and several hotels located 7 miles south of the Grand Canyon Village at the Tusayan entrance.

Day 1: Las Vegas to Zion National Park (165 miles 2hrs 45min)
Day 2:  Zion National Park to S. Rim Grand Canyon National Park (247 miles 5hrs)
Day 3: S. Rim Grand Canyon National Park to Hoover Dam via Old Route 66 (277 miles 4hrs 15min)

Total Distance: 702 miles
Average Riding Time: 12 hrs.

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