As my long time readers may recall, I always go to Las Vegas for a conference each year. I always try to go for a quick road trip after one of the conference days. Vegas is fun, but I also find it great to leave the action and see something else. This year, on a recommendation from my sister, I decided to check out the “Valley of fire”, which is under 1h away from Las Vegas.

As in previous years, my awesome buddy Mathieu, who I only get to see 1-2 times per year joined me in Las Vegas.   So here we are!

As usual, the roads were immaculate and as expected, the scenery was really pretty.  Lots of reddish mountains, hence the name!

This view made it all worth it!

This arch, which is simply called “Arch rock” was definitely one of the highlights of this trip.

Oh … so we are in the desert and its July.  This was the hottest we saw.  For non F people, this is +-44c.   HOT!!!!!!

Back to the madness of Las Vegas and all its evening traffic on The Strip.

So here is the trip ; Las Vegas to Valley of fire via a northern route and back via Lake Mead and Hoover Dam.  Makes for a really nice and surprisingly quick Las Vegas road trip.   Definitely worth it.  Make sure to bring plenty of water with you ; if you get out of your car at anytime, dehydration could come really fast.  Note that you will also cross 2 national park which will incur 2 x 10$ fee (per car)  Well worth it anyway.