My wife and I just came back from driving to and from Las Vegas.
We took our mtn bikes. The most important thing to note is that we WON at gambling. That's right - I gambled $3.00 on the slots and returned with $3.50 on the slots - a 50 cent gain in four days on an investment of $3.00, which actually equals a HUGE return on my money (I could figure it exactly, but just don't desire to). Anyway, that would be about $45.00 per year on thee dollars, or about a 1,500 percent return - not bad, hey!!
So, anyway, we ended up riding in Red Rock Canyon, which I would recommend to anyone. I noticed it is a popular route for the locals. Beautiful desert country, and if you leave from Vegas, about a 30-40 mile ride. (I didn't, but that is what it would be). This is a BLM natural protected area and a nice wide 13 mile one-way road with some nice hills - a gain of about 1,500 feet, I would guess.
So, we also rode a bit in Green River, Utah - a town you might easily miss at 85 mph - and the best ride (except for mtn bike dirt trails) is the road to the ??airport??? and back.
Hey, DON'T STAY AT THE RODEWAY INN. The smell will kill you.
So, I am back, and had a great trip.