We're staying in Vegas in early October and planning a day trip out to Death Valley by motorcycle. I realize we can't see everything (already eliminated the Ubehebe Crater and Scotty's Castle - just too far) and am trying to narrow down what are the best Death Valley sites to see. We'll be ending the day on Mount Charleston and spending the night before returning to Vegas the following morning (1 hour)
The following sites are in my route (Map @ http://goo.gl/maps/dPs5)
Stovepipe Wells Village
Excluding the return to Vegas the route linked above is over 8 hours of riding, which I think is probably just too much for a single day.
Taking out Dantes View saves about an hour and allows possibly a more interesting entry into the park via Badwater Rd
I looked at skipping Stovepipe Wells but its really not that far out of the way if I want to take 190 Eastbound back out of the park (marked scenic on my AAA map)
Would appreciate any suggestions!