I'm planning a road trip to Boulder, NV (just outside of Vegas) from Sunnyvale. The quickest way to get there would be passing Mojave National Park but I could add a few hours and go through Death Valley instead.
I will be doing a triathlon at Lake Mead that Sunday so I wouldn't want to do anything that involves too much hiking or exertion (I need to save my legs) So this would be a strictly driving for scenery trip. I plan on leaving really early on Wednesday and have dinner plans with friends in Boulder on Thursday. This does not give me a lot of time.
Is Death Valley so much more beautiful than Mojave that I should add the extra 3 hours to my trip and spend Wednesday night somewhere around there or should I just take the shorter trip through Mojave. Of course....Death Valley could be so beautiful that I should save it for another road trip so that I could spend a few days there.
Thanks for your advice