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Death valley from vegas strip. Places to stop

Matlock, Mb
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Death valley from vegas strip. Places to stop

i have read the information on here about a day trip from Vegas and it is great but now i wanted to know if there was any recommended places to stop for breakfast and/or dinner on the way there or back. Also any must sees or places we should not stop on the drive to death valley. going next week. can't wait.

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1. Re: Death valley from vegas strip. Places to stop

On the Hwy 160-Pahrump-Death Valley Junction-Hwy 190 route, Pahrump is approximately halfway between Las Vegas and Furnace Creek. While it is 65 miles from Las Vegas, it is a formerly rural town that has become a bedroom community for the city. It is not a very appealing place and has little character, but it does have all visitor services, including supermarkets and Wal-Mart. Death Valley Junction is a quaint place, a semi-ghost town with a handful of residents and one business, the Amargosa Hotel and Opera House, where there is a café. Its official hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but being in a ghost town in a totally rural area, the actual hours might vary if the hotel isn’t full. Here is the hotel phone number so you check closer to your actual visit: (760) 852-4441.

These are the only two communities on this route between Las Vegas and Furnace Creek that have food.

If you take Hwy 95 to enter the park via Beatty, that town has basic but adequate services, including several restaurants. It is about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. IMO, Mel’s Diner is the best for breakfast or lunch (closes at 3:00 p.m.). I have a Users’ Guide to Beatty on the Nevada forum with more details about this town. If you are going for a day visit only, I would suggest this route only if you want to see Rhyolite. Otherwise, you’ll spend more time on a less dramatic US highway outside Death Valley, which is easy on the eyes but can’t match the beauty and scenic variety of the park itself. Plus, you would be driving longer distances to see some of Death Valley’s major natural wonders, several of which are closer to the 190 route.

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2. Re: Death valley from vegas strip. Places to stop

Pack a picnic, with lots of water and beverage. Pull off the main road at Zabriskie Point and enjoy an incredible lunch.


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