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    Talisker Guest

    Default Las Vegas to Yosemite

    Hi

    We will be visiting California in a week or so and have a great trip planned from San Francisco to San Diego and then up to Las Vegas via Palm Springs. Our main area of concern is the route that we should then take from Las Vegas to Yosemite. There does not seem to be any direct route, is it advisable to stick to the highways or is it safe to cut across the country roads? Obviously the fuel stops are an unknown quantity ( don't fancy running out of petrol in the middle of death valley for instance).

    Would be eternally grateful for any help on this matter.

    Kind regards

    Talisker

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    Default Lots of Choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Talisker
    We will be visiting California in a week or so and have a great trip planned from San Francisco to San Diego and then up to Las Vegas via Palm Springs. Our main area of concern is the route that we should then take from Las Vegas to Yosemite. There does not seem to be any direct route, is it advisable to stick to the highways or is it safe to cut across the country roads?
    Welcome to the Forum!

    Country roads? What country roads would those be? There are dozens of routes between Las Vegas and Yosemite, some involve traveling through Death Valley, but not all. Here is one that is about as straight a shot as is possible. What are you interested in seeing? That would enable us to narrow the choices a bit for you.

    Mark

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    You won't have any trouble finding fuel along these routes -- there are fuel stops well within range of most any vehicle all along the way. You'll pay more in that area (along US395, for example) -- as is almost always the case in that area. But don't let that stop you -- this is one of the most spectacular areas in the continental USA and you don't want to miss it. Bob

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    To my way of thinking, highway 395 is one of the prettiest highways in western U.S. Yes, some of it is still 2 lane road, but you pass by Mount Whitney, past some beautiful lakes. 395 splits at China Lake.
    follow 395 to 58 east to Barstow. Highway 15 east to Las Vegas.

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    Default Eastern Sierras

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob&Cathy
    To my way of thinking, highway 395 is one of the prettiest highways in western U.S. Yes, some of it is still 2 lane road, but you pass by Mount Whitney, past some beautiful lakes. 395 splits at China Lake.
    follow 395 to 58 east to Barstow. Highway 15 east to Las Vegas.
    Robert,

    I see you found your way to the Forum -- Welcome! You are right, US-395 is a gorgeous route.

    Mark

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