On the way down from Lee Canyon, I was blessed with this beautiful sunset. I just had to wander out into the desert for some photos.
One of my favorite outings from Las Vegas is a drive out to Deer Creek Road. It is so magical how you can quickly transform from the desert to mountains. And the drive only takes about 45 minutes from the Vegas Strip, depending on the traffic. The views here are gorgeous, and you just might run across some wild donkeys or horses, which are native to the area.
Just beyond the town of Nelson, you can discover Nelson Ghost Town. This spot is a former Texaco gas station, just north of the Techatticup Mine which is open for tours. The signs at the Ghost Town ask you to check in at the store, but there wasn’t much activity when I visited. Just beyond the store and its artifacts, you can find a plane crash that has been previously used as a movie set. It is a beautiful spot for photos.