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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
2 Reviews

Las Vegas to Searchlight to Nipton

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By nikkilv (6 McR Points) on Jun 11, 2012

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RoadGlide11
2 McR Points
February 3, 2013
OK, if weather isn't too hot. Bring refreshments…
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Guest
July 16, 2013
After you leave Searchlight and turn west towards…
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Written Directions

Las Vegas 95 South towards Laughlin. Searchlight is a small town between Las Vegas & Laughlin. Gas up in Searchlight as last gas station for approx 50 miles. From Seachlight I-95, turn right on NIPTON ROAD (across from the McDonalds). Can also follow sign that states NIPTON. Can get bit cold in the winter months on this road but nice relaxing ride. Nipton is an old town with small convenience store. Great photo opportunities. Stay on Nipton Road and will run into I-15. Nipton Road ends at CA/NV stateline on I-15 where your route ends. From there you can get on on I-15 and go to CA & Death Valley (southwest on I-15) or head back up (north-northeast) to Las Vegas.

Scenery

The route starts you out in Las Vegas, the beautiful deserts surrounding Lake Mead as well as takes you through the cooled down CA desert with beautiful cactus and Joshua trees.

Drive Enjoyment

US 95 is a great 4 lane open highway. Nipton road is 2 lane highway but in good condition.

Tourism Opportunities

Searchlight has options including Searchlight Casino with great food and drink specials. GET GAS LAST STOP for 50-60 miles Nipton only has small convenience store for snack and drinks. NO GAS

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Great option for larger runs or individual rides.

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RoadGlide11
February 3, 2013
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
OK, if weather isn't too hot. Bring refreshments and add another 40-50 miles to get back home via the I-15 if you don't want to double back.
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Guest
July 16, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
After you leave Searchlight and turn west towards I-15, past Nipton the road begins a series of roller-coaster drops. It's interesting at 60mph, and... "exciting" at higher speeds.
Just a heads-up.
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