WinningWays
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March 28th, 2011 at 7:08:11 AM permalink
I've often walked Caesars to Rio on the pedestrian pavement..... I enjoy the 10-15 walk. The pavement next to W Flamingo Road at one section heads 'inland' about 100-200 yards for 5 mins of the walk. This section is totally isolated from any passing traffic or any other people that are not using the pavement. Just wondering if anybody has had any problems with this area? It crosses my mind that it would be an easy target for muggings to occur.... out of sight to anyone else. I often pass homeless people sleeping there but walking back at night I'm a bit on edge. Am I being too concerned ? Is it safe or should I avoid the walk... especially at night?
zippyboy
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March 28th, 2011 at 7:15:24 AM permalink
Why not just take the free shuttle from Rio to Ballys, or from Rio to Harrahs? Both leave every half hour and run from 10am to 1am.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 28th, 2011 at 7:16:25 AM permalink
While the area you're talking about hasn't been brought up before, there is an old discussion about that walk, and an alternate shorter walk thru the back lots:

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The green line is your walk. The yellow line is the alternate.
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timberjim
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March 28th, 2011 at 8:43:36 AM permalink
I've done this walk many times. Like every other walk in Vegas it is longer than it looks. I never had any problems, but I never walked it late at night, only daytime and early evening.
The only time I regretted it was a cold winter day. About half way there the wind whipped up and cut right to the bone. It can get awful cold in the desert!
Ayecarumba
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March 28th, 2011 at 9:30:57 AM permalink
Quote: WinningWays

Is it safe or should I avoid the walk... especially at night?



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WinningWays
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October 25th, 2011 at 4:12:38 PM permalink
I tested this walk recently (from the closest point on the Strip to stepping inside the Rio casino) and the 'shorter' walk actually takes longer! Starting on the Strip outside Caesars then walking the streets through the back lots entering at the rear of the Rio complex to casino took exactly 17 minutes. Return walk leaving Rio casino at front entrance then walking down W. Flamingo to reach the Strip outside NYNY took exactly 16 minutes. I was walking briskly with no need to stop at pedestrian traffic lights along the way. DJTeddy's map looks quicker the other way but it took 2-3 minutes once entering the back of Rio complex near the conference rooms (then walking the long corridor) to actually stepping inside the casino.
Doc
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October 25th, 2011 at 5:50:37 PM permalink
Quote: WinningWays

... then walking down W. Flamingo to reach the Strip outside NYNY ....

I'm guessing this is a typo, right? It's a fair way from Flamingo to NYNY.
WinningWays
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October 25th, 2011 at 6:45:13 PM permalink
Whoops!!! Yes a typo. Should read walking down Flamingo to reach the Strip outside Caesars. Not sure how NYNY came into the equation!!
DJTeddyBear
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October 25th, 2011 at 6:48:49 PM permalink
I should point out that the alternate path was drawn not so much because it was shorter, but simply as an alternate, because of a specific desire to avoid Flamingo Road.

The short path is building to building, not casino to casino.
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teddys
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October 26th, 2011 at 11:51:31 AM permalink
Quoting Robert Frost seems appropriate here...
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4

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