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Rainbow Basin Natural Area

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Fossil Bed Road 8 Miles North, Barstow, CA 92311
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2-Day Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Death Valley from Los Angeles
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2-Day Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Death Valley from Los Angeles

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Take a 2-day tour in order to discover California and Nevada highlights, ideal for visitors short on time. Departing from Los Angeles, you'll visit the designer stores and flashy casinos of Las Vegas; explore the desert landscapes of Death Valley; and absorb stunning views of Hoover Dam. Plus, enjoy ample time to shop and play the slot machines. The experience includes one night's accommodation in Las Vegas.
$315.00 per adult
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Harold W wrote a review Jul 2020
Upland, California522 contributions107 helpful votes
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There is a nice hike up a dry wash starting from the north end of Owl Campground, but the most scenic area is reached on the scenic drive. The scenic drive is a loop of less than 5 miles, so not being sure of the road condition, I walked the full loop and it is easy (avoid hot or windy days). I had some trouble finding rainbow basin...from I-15 northbound, exit at old hwy 58, turn N/E on Irwin Rd and then left on fossil bed Rd. I exited I-15 at Ft. Irwin Rd...after some confusion & extra driving, I turned from Ft. Irwin Rd onto Irwin Rd and arrived at fossil bed rd from the opposite direction!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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jamesmD3016MY wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, Massachusetts141 contributions33 helpful votes
This was a stark moonscape through interesting hills. The road got difficult at one point (we were there in completely dry weather). The colors were interesting but not vivid or very diverse.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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AMSTravels123 wrote a review Nov 2019
29 contributions12 helpful votes
Dont miss a drive around Rainbow Basin - especially at sunset. Not the Painted Desert but pretty darn cool. Easy loop to drive through, with an easy stop off partway through for a little walk to a ridge (more hiking if you want - but be careful - its slippery gravelly rocks.) Road had a couple of tough spots - be careful - but totally doable in our rented compact. Gorgeous. About a half hour North of town.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tabetha D wrote a review Oct 2019
Barstow, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
Rock formations were pretty and the road at the time we went was not washed out. Only one tiny section of the road was a little dicey but our crossover handled it fine.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sascha S wrote a review Jul 2019
Greve, Denmark136 contributions13 helpful votes
Soooo we went on this little loop trip and let me start by saying it is a GREAT experience. Real beauty and sooo many colours. HOWEVER, you need a solid vehicle as in solid!!!!! Enjoy folks
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Date of experience: July 2019
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