Tour 6: Weekend Getaway Touring Two Desert Parks
Take I-15 south to Baker. Exit Kelbaker Road and meander into the Mojave National Preserve. Visit the Kelso Depot Visitors Center for wonderful exhibits, gift shop and travel information.
- Spend the day touring the back roads of the Mojave Desert.
- Return to Baker on Kelbaker Road, and continue north on Hwy 127 toward Shoshone. Spend the night in Shoshone or Tecopa Hot Springs.
- Just north of Shoshone, head into Death Valley National Park on 178 W via Badwater. Spend the day touring the many wonderful stops in Death Valley.
- Exit the Park via Beatty to Hwy 95, and head back to Las Vegas. There are overnight accommodations in Pahrump, Tecopa, Shoshone, Amargosa Valley, Death Valley Junction, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells and Beatty. Check “Lodging” for details.