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A friend and I are hiring motorcycles in early October to do a mini "Wild Hogs" road trip around Vegas. We have no experience of the area and want to cram in as much as possible. The trip is about the journey and the bikes as much as the sights so lots of interesting road miles is not a problem. On our hit list at the moment is ET highway, death Valley, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and Zion national park. We have two nights in Vegas itself (1st and last) but neither of us are big gamblers (or into the shows) so that should be fine. We have 5 days and were planning around 250 to 300 miles a day. Would really appreciate any advice or comments you can give! In particular, where are the good places to stay/visit outside Vegas that have a reasonable bar scene without being really busy. We want to leave the trip fairly open without booking hotels/motels other than in Vegas but will this be a problem if we want to stay in Death Valley? (Furnace Creek?). Our initial thoughts on the route are Las Vegas - ET Highway - Death Valley - Mojave Desert - London Bridge? - Flagstaff - Grand Canyon - Page - Zion - Hoover Dam - Las Vegas; about 1500 miles I think. This is a lot so we may drop London Bridge and ET Highway as these were later thoughts.
Thanks in advance for any advice!