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Road Trip from Yosemite Park to Las Vegas

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Road Trip from Yosemite Park to Las Vegas

Hi, I'm driving from Yosemite to Las Vegas in about 2 weeks - we are staying 3 nights in Yosemite then driving to Vegas from there. I have researched the journey time of about 8 hours from Yosemite to Vegas.

My query - are there any places that the friendly tripadvisor members would recommend staying between Yosemite and Vegas to break up the journey? I was looking at staying at Mammoth Lakes - it would make the journey to Vegas a little quicker the next day - but if there was anywhere else to stay mid-way between the two I would definitely consider it.

Mammoth Lakes looks lovely but we will just have stayed 3 nights in Yosemite so we would like to see something different if at all possible.



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1. Re: Road Trip from Yosemite Park to Las Vegas

The choices would include Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine and Death Valley. Which of these you would choose to stay at overnight would depend not only on driving distances and times but also on which attractions you want to see between Yosemite and Death Valley. I believe you would want to choose a location to stay overnight that is near to at least one attraction or location you want to visit.

You may want to survey the region a little and see which things in the region interest you the most. That might help you pin down a location to stay overnight. To pick the right place for you to stay on your trip does depend a little on your own travel style and which sights you want to see.

General guides to the eastern Sierra region:








Local guides:

Bodie State Historic Park: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=509

Mono Lake: …about.com/od/casierraseast/a/mono_lake.htm

June Lake Loop: http://jrabold.net/mammoth/

Mammoth Lakes area: http://jrabold.net/mammoth/

Devil's Postpile National Monument: http://www.nps.gov/depo/index.htm

Bishop: http://www.bishopvisitor.com/

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest: sherpaguides.com/california/mountains/easter…

Manzanar Historic site: http://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm

Mount Whitney area: http://www.whitneyzone.com/

Lone Pine: lonepinechamber.org/inyocountyvisitorguide.h…

Death Valley National Park: http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

Edited: 7:50 pm, August 29, 2011
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2. Re: Road Trip from Yosemite Park to Las Vegas

Many people choose Lone Pine, which is still on Hwy 395 and is at the base of Mt. Whitney. Many films were made here and there is a film history museum. The scenery is beautiful.

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3. Re: Road Trip from Yosemite Park to Las Vegas

I would choose Mammoth only because there's more choice in the way of hotels and places to eat than the other little towns along 395. Plus, it's beautiful!

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4. Re: Road Trip from Yosemite Park to Las Vegas

I'm sorry, one link I posted above was not the one I wanted to post. My neighbors took a trip through the area and posted about it on their web site. The correct link is travelswithbillandnancy.com/eastern_sierras.…

Edited: 12:53 am, August 30, 2011
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