If you have never been to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then you need to put it on the top of your bucket list. The 200,000-acre area includes three of the four desert ecosystems found in the United States. The best way to explore the 200,000-acre area is on a Scenic Motorized Razor Tour.
Travel Through the Mojave Desert
Almost 2,000 plant species grow in the Mojave Desert despite its extremely dry conditions. This area is often referred to as the high desert. As you drive through this part of the desert, you will enjoy seeing the scenic beauty of the Tehachapi Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains and the San Bernardino Mountains. While this is the smallest desert in North America, as you approach the Colorado River, watch for Southern bald eagles, willow flycatchers and hummingbirds. You may also be lucky enough to spot a bighorn sheep or a jackrabbit.
Ride in the Great Basin Desert
More than 63 species of the 600 species of animals living in the Great Basin Desert have been identified as species of conservation because they might someday go distinct. If you visit in the spring, then you may get to witness the elaborate mating rituals of the greater sage-grouse. The males put on an elaborate display trying to attract the females with their feathers and lively dance steps. Only the most handsome of these male birds will end up with a partner before the breeding season.
Proceed to the Sonoran Desert
You may also be able to visit part of the Sonoran Desert during your ATV tour. This desert stretches clear south to the Mexican border. Bask in the natural beauty of the area as you stop at the Colorado River to swim.
Check an item off your bucket list by partaking in Vegas ATV adventures through the deserts while driving a motorized razor. Encounter the local wildlife on your 22-mile ADV adventure. Learn about the different deserts from your knowledgeable guide while seeing the amazing scenery.