A week and half ago, I posted The World’s Most Beautiful Roads which featured the 20 most beautiful roads ranked by Business Insider. The first one on that list was the Valley of Fire road in Nevada. I decided to cross this one off the list. I had the opportunity to drive down this scenic road this weekend. I took some photographs using the camera on my iPhone 5S to share:
Valley of Fire Road
Enter Valley of Fire Road
Beehives at Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire, Nevada
Seven Sisters at Valley of Fire
Yan Sheng Huang
Driving down the Valley of Fire Road should be added to the itinerary of anyone planning to visit Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Source: New York Times
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