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The Tri-State Road of the Southwest: The Drive on I-15 N from Nevada to Arizona to Utah will blow your mind.

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM

The Tri-State Road of the Southwest: The Drive on I-15 N from Nevada to Arizona to Utah will blow your mind.


It’s often the backroads, dirt roads, and deserted desert trails that I seek, but recently I had the opportunity to see the highways that get us across country, in an entirely different way. Below you can take a moment to see the incredible view between the Tri-State region of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah from I-15 N. The drive is short, but if you’re anything like me, the sights are something you’ll remember for a lifetime.

As I drove the windy road I instinctively knew something was very different about this region, something I hadn’t ever seen before but I didn’t have the education to know just what it was. As I sat inside the walls of my hotel room during my work week, I studied the drive, and why it had hit me as so significant. Here’s what I learned.

This geographic area is unparalleled as it’s a merged ecosystem trifecta; the Mojave desert, the Great Basin desert, and the Colorado plateau, officially titled a “transition zone”. A geographic explosion of drastic formations, and fascinating fauna and flora, even the most uneducated eye can recognize as spectacular.

Here are a few things to do in Nevada, Arizona, & Utah on the I-15 N drive from Las Vegas to St. George.

  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Virgin River Gorge
  • Lake Mead Recreational Area
  • Moapa Valley & Moapa Reservation
  • Zion National Park
  • Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
  • Snow Canyon State Park

Unfortunately, for me, the weather at 3,000 feet in the city of St. George, Utah was incredibly similar to my home in Phoenix, Arizona during August. Which left very little time for safe exploring. I look forward to the opportunity to see the area again and would love to hear what you love about the entire Tri-State area of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, below in the comments.

Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.

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