San Francisco to Las Vegas

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May 23rd, 2007, 02:15 AM
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San Francisco to Las Vegas

Hello, I only have two days to get from San Francisco to Las Vegas, but I interested in traveling through Death Valley. Anybody knows which is the best way to get? :

1.- San Francisco-Ridgecrest-Death Valley-Las Vegas.
2.- San Francisco-Yosemite National Park-Pine Lone-Death VAlley-Las Vegas.

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May 24th, 2007, 10:20 AM
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Topping for the drivers to answer
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 03:59 AM
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I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Topping.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:30 AM
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The answer would depend on when you are going. The hwy across Yosemite is closed beginning with the first winter snow until usually early June. That would be the most scenic route if it is available to yoy. It is also probably a few miles shorter.

If you are going in the summer, be sure to have lots of water in the car for every passenger. In that heat, a breakdown in one of the more lonely areas can quickly become a dire emergency.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:26 AM
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Yes, the routing through Yosemite NP is best, if the Tioga Pass road is open.

Using that route, it is 490 miles and about 9 hours to Death Valley.

Death Valley to Las Vegas is about 140 miles and 2 1/2 hours.

We like to spend a night in Death Valley at Furnace Creek.
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Jun 4th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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Antonio - Death Valley is a furnace from May thru October. Sane people avoid it unless staying at the higher elevations.

Best route to Vegas from SF in the summer is 120 thru Yosemite to 6 to Tonopah and then 95 south.
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Jun 4th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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It is the incredible heat that makes Death Valley something other than the same old thing.
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Jun 4th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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So is getting Malaria I suppose.
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I would worry about a car overheating there.
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