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This is the Mojave Desert, on the road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

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Los Angeles-Las Vegas Highway in the Mojave Desert

Yes in yourjourney through the western United States, you choose to go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by car (or vice versa), the route will take you through the Mojave Desert.

It is a great desert zone It covers a huge dimension, 57,000 square kilometers, which extend through southern California and Nevada, and northern Arizona.

Actually, you should know that the city of Las Vegas is in the mojave desert, which is noted for the landscapes that surround it and, above all, for its extreme temperatures, in summer cocnret.


Los Angeles-Las Vegas Highway in the Mojave Desert

When you face the driving route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas By the route Interstate 15 will have a journey of about 450 kilometers ahead.

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas by car

This trip takes you along a very long straight highway that crosses a typical landscape of semi-desert areas, through a flat terrain with a profusion of yucas and other similar plants, although you can also see quite a lot of mountainous areas.

The entire tour is done through the Mojave Desert, and even in a part of the trip you will skirt the Mojave National Park.


Los Angeles-Las Vegas Highway in the Mojave Desert

The so-called Mojave Desert, in fact, it has four national parks: the aforementioned Mojave; he Death Valley park; he Joshua Tree Park; and the Lake Mead park, around the Hoover Dam.

Therefore, in your road trip You will have to withstand high temperatures during the day, which are really extreme in summer, being able to reach 49 degrees. Above all, if you choose go to Las Vegas through the route that crosses the death valley national park.


Traveling through the Mojave Desert

Having to cross the desert should not worry you at all because the mentioned highway Interstate 15 It has a large amount of traffic, both during the day and at night, and you will find small towns and service areas.

The only thing, the heat, which is solved with a good air conditioning in the car.

A sample of how far the heat can go, I will tell you that on the trip that I made on that highway in a month of August, even when night came, the car's thermometer indicated as outside temperature when we were arriving in Las Vegas! 41 degrees !!!

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Arriving in Las Vegas by road in the Mojave Desert

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