This post is also a part of the Lake Mead ride I took the other day. Not long after climbing through the small pass on the east side of Las Vegas, this is the view that you are treated to, miles and miles of almost nothing! And I like that too after being surrounded by people all of the time in the bustling city.
Notice the successive mountain ridges that go on and on to the east.
After a few miles, you will come to the T in the road which will send you south toward Hoover Dam and other locations along Lake Mead, or you must turn left towards the north for Overton, Nevada, the Valley Of Fire State Park, and a couple of public boat launches that are several miles apart.
As I’ve shown before with video, the boat ramps are now far below where they should be because of the terrible drought the southwest has been in for way too many years.