Las Vegas - Pahrump, NV
I don't think there's any better way to begin a vacation than with a meal. Not just any food will do, though. You need to select something special, something you couldn't get at home. That's why I headed straight from the rental car lot to the In 'n Out Burger restaurant, just off the Las Vegas Strip.
The giant In 'n Out sign is easy to spot from Interstate 15. From the strip, you'll need to turn at the Excalibur, and cross over the interstate. I snapped this, the first photo of my trip, while waiting in the drive-thru line for a Double-Double.
After downing the burger, the trip began. Interstate 15 connects with Blue Diamond Road (NV Rte. 160) on the south side of town. Rte. 160 then heads north to the growing high desert town of Pahrump, then eventually connects with US 95.
You can take US 95 directly out of Las Vegas. That route will save you a few miles, but you'll miss Pahrump. You'll also have to navigate through Vegas traffic as you head to the northwest side of town.
Rte. 160 meets up with US 95 at a simple intersection surrounded by a few small mountains, and the sign you see below. There are no services here, though, so fill up in Pahrump.
Gasoline will be incredibly expensive in Death Valley, and moderately pricey in Beatty, NV. Fueling up in Pahrump is a good idea, since prices are comparably cheaper there.
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