billryan
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October 15th, 2020 at 12:11:03 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

This is about 10 minutes from the Riverside and well worth it. https://www.google.com/search?q=laughlin+petroglyphs&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS839US839&oq=Laughlin+petr&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i457.7115j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Do yourself a solid and camp at the Valley of Fire State Park campgrounds outside Vegas, I don't know if they have wi fi or not, but the Petroglyphs are very worth it anyway. Check out Atlatl Rock. http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire

While you are in the neighborhood, Oatman is really worth seeing, nearby but I don't recall campgrounds? Lots of friendly ass. Also Oatman to Kingman is the longest chunk of Route 66 still intact, a nice but curvy ride.



I would not recommend that part of Route 66 to anyone driving a motor home. I got stuck behind someone trying to negotiate it in a thirty foot Winnebago that had seen better days. It was sad.
terapined
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October 15th, 2020 at 12:58:26 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

This is about 10 minutes from the Riverside and well worth it. https://www.google.com/search?q=laughlin+petroglyphs&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS839US839&oq=Laughlin+petr&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i457.7115j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Do yourself a solid and camp at the Valley of Fire State Park campgrounds outside Vegas, I don't know if they have wi fi or not, but the Petroglyphs are very worth it anyway. Check out Atlatl Rock. http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire

While you are in the neighborhood, Oatman is really worth seeing, nearby but I don't recall campgrounds? Lots of friendly ass. Also Oatman to Kingman is the longest chunk of Route 66 still intact, a nice but curvy ride.


Thanks for all the suggestions
I am really into Petroglyphs
I find them fascinating
Saw a bunch in Santa Fe and they blow me away
I tow a RV trailer with my pickup truck
So after I land at a campground, unhook and explore with the pick up truck
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petroglyph
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October 15th, 2020 at 1:10:02 PM permalink
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I would not recommend that part of Route 66 to anyone driving a motor home. I got stuck behind someone trying to negotiate it in a thirty foot Winnebago that had seen better days. It was sad.

When it was originally built, it was the only interstate highway from Chicago to LA. Many many people have survived driving it. There is no accounting for inexperienced drivers with sub optimal equipment. I did say it was curvy,
billryan
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October 15th, 2020 at 1:18:02 PM permalink
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When it was originally built, it was the only interstate highway from Chicago to LA. Many many people have survived driving it. There is no accounting for inexperienced drivers with sub optimal equipment. I did say it was curvy,



Up until the 1950s, many people would pay local guides to navigate that stretch of Route 66. As cars started getting power steering and brakes, many locals lost what had been a decent living.
I've driven it at least a dozen times and it's still a thrill. From Laughlin, I take 68 to Aztec Rd in Golden Valley which gets you to Rt 66 a few miles west of Kingman, but before the road gets interesting. I'd always done it in cheap rentals but one of the first things I did when I moved to Vegas was to do the trip in my Mazda Six.
Hullabaloo
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October 16th, 2020 at 9:34:58 AM permalink
This is near Vegas and I have not been there, but it's on my list:
https://www.blm.gov/visit/sloan-canyon-petroglyphs
or
https://www.blm.gov/sloan-canyon-nca

"The centerpiece of the area is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, one of the most significant cultural resources in Southern Nevada. Archeologists believe the more than 300 rock art panels with 1,700 individual design elements were created by native cultures from the Archaic to historic era."
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October 24th, 2020 at 10:34:55 AM permalink
I think someone bought the whole floor. Security looked like bodyguards. Not hotel security.

I should have slept. He was bluffing. Bc hotel would have let me stay.
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