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Old 02-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Day loop from Las Vegas

Hi all,
I'm visiting LV on business at the end on May, and have time to do a one day ride on May 28th..... Can anyone suggest an interesting day loop from LV. I'll be riding with some friends, probably mixed ability, with most on HD's (I'm renting a GS), so need to stay on tarmac roads...... Can anyone suggest an interesting days ride, preferably on twisting roads (don't know if they exist in this area) with great scenery......
Any recommendations would be greatly received.

Many thanks.......

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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How does a 359 mile ride sound to you :) Its all day !! hahaaha..

I mapped out a huge loop on Google Maps for ya :) https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=L...mra=ls&t=m&z=9

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=KrazeeMyke;20717207]How does a 359 mile ride sound to you :) Its all day !! hahaaha..

I mapped out a huge loop on Google Maps for ya :)

Thanks KrazeeMyke, I was looking at something like that. However after the Valley of Fire Loop, I was looking at cutting across to Red Rock Scenic Drive, then Mount Charlestone (159, 215, 157). It's a little shorter than yours but looks like it keeps all the good bits........
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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1st. Red Rock Canyon-an absolute YES. Best little 13mi. loop around. You'll probably stop many times for the pics, or at least make sure you do.

2nd. Valley of Fire-a strong YES. Turn off at the first exit. VofF Hwy, this will take you through the heart of the park. Then make a left at 169 and ride through Overton up to Logandale(cool little valley with lots of ranching). Turn around, grab a snack in Overton and continue on Northshore Rd along Lake Mead(don't go back to Hwy 15). Now turn left on Lakeshore, cause you're going to...

3rd. Hoover Dam-a big time YES. Before you go down to the dam, turn off so you can go walk the by-pass bridge that looks down on the Hoover. You'll thank me later.

Since you have only one day, I won't even mention Zion National Park. Those 3 will get you a good amount of riding with a great variety of geology and visual's.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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Thanks chaps, realy great info. Should be a good day
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #6
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FYI - Red Rock and Lake Mead are covered by the National Park system, Valley of Fire is a Nevada State Park. Different fees at each one.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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Hey PM me when your in town if you need a tour guide! i m sure a few of us would join ya....
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