Hire a Wicked Campervan - fill it with booze, drugs and smiles. Head to Vegas, fear & loathing style, then detox and hit the Grand Canyon if you've still got some cash left. Re-enact those scenes from the Hangover movie and drive one of the most famous routes in the world!
Kick off your Wicked Camper roadtrip with a visit to the Mormon Rocks. Right off the highway you’ll see the rocks in the distance, dotted across the landscape for miles and miles.
Named after the Mormons, who travelled between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles in the 1840's. There bloody massive and well worth a visit. The Mormons have once been described as the 'Chanting Rocks,' as the wind would blow across the portholes in the rocks, creating a low chanting & singing sound. Cool huh?
Since the colour and composition appears to be the same as the rocks at the Devil's Punchbowl, (35 miles to the west), it has been suggested that both were once the same. Due to movement along the San Andreas, the two formations were then split apart. Wowzas.
Depending on how much time you have on your roadtrip, continue north from the Mormon Rocks and take Route 66 up from Victorville to Barstow. Did you know that Route 66 was commissioned in November 1926, by picking up heaps and heaps of existing road? That sounds like a lot of hard work man.
Route 66 crosses 8 states and 3 time zones - fuck me that's insane. The states that the Mother Road runs through are; Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Here's another interesting fact - due to a change in alignment of Route 66 in 1937, there is an intersection where Route 66 crosses itself at Central Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here, you can stand on the corner of Route 66 and Route 66!
Located on a stretch of old Route 66 in Oro Grande, Cal., Elmer Long’s Bottle Tree Ranch is a must see destination. I’m sure you would have heard about this place. It’s a bit whacky (like us), Elmer’s collection of old bottles and vintage antiques calls for many photo opportunities.
Elmer’s Bottletree Ranch is literally a forest of bottle trees (large metal pipes with bottles hanging from them), located along the Mother Road, Route 66, right in the heart of the California desert. Pull up your Wicked Camper and check this place, it will not let you down.
Hopefully you'll get a chance to meet Elmer, apparently he's a right hunk and happy to answer your questions. If you donate some cash you can even take home some glass as a souvenir. Fuck yeah, just be careful and don't cut yourself you dim bat.
Calico Ghost Town is a cool place to check out on your Wicked roadtrip to Vegas. A historic mining town with quick eats, restaurants and more. It’s an interesting place, admission won't break the bank and best of all - you can witness a western shoot out! Fuck yeah! Quick, duck behind your camper!!
There's no doubt that Calico is a real ghost town. Established in 1881, Calico produced $86 million in silver and $45 million in borax during its glory years.
At its height, the town boasted a population of 1,200, 22 saloons, a "Chinatown," and a well-known red light district. I wish I could have gone to the red light district.
Peggy Sues Diner is an awesome spot for that classic American dining experience. Grab some shots with your Wicked Camper amongst the metal dinosaurs and pick up some memorabilia for your folks back home.
The diner has a cosy atmosphere, with awesome homemade food and great 50’s music. With grandmother’s family recipes, you know this grub is going be tasty man. Thanks to the support of locals, fat truck Drivers, the military and plenty of tourists, the diner became more and more popular.
Flash back to the 50s and check out the dime store with awesome memorabilia, get a sugar rush at the soda fountain, fatten your belly at the ice cream parlour and stuff your face at the pizza parlour. Fucking eh.
Exit off I-15 and drive south for about 5 miles on a mostly paved road. An oasis awaits in the form of a massive dry salt lake bed and an old compound with plenty of history.
It’s a bit spooky, it was once a former healing resort, now shut down by the government and thus, left abandoned. Again, another dope photo op with your Wicked Camper!
Zzyzx Rd is open to the public and offer a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking trails, roadside attractions, toilets so you don't piss your pants and scenic picnic area. The actual history of the area goes back all the way to prehistoric times, when nomadic tribes would gravitate to the natural spring and use the site as a quarry to create arrowheads. Keep an eye out for rock art!
A cool town to check out whilst cruising in your campervan through the Mojave Desert. I’d recommend filling up on gas here as you’re quite isolated and it's a bit of a mission until your next fuel stop.
Get your beef jerky fix from Alien Fresh Jerky, its freakin’ awesome. You can't miss it, there's a UFO out front and an extra-terrestrial dangling his legs off the roof. Then there's the old IHOP and the Starbucks. The Chinese restaurant with broken windows and a weed-filled parking lot. In front of the closed Bun Boy, Baker's onetime biggest attraction — the World's Tallest Thermometer — has gone dark but still, in a way, tells the temperature of a town withering under the desert sun.
If time isn’t an issue, you have Mojave National Preserve just across the highway, or the famous Death Valley just a couple of hours drive away.
Wahooo you’ve made it, what a roadtrip! Now you don’t have to break the bank, or spend every waking moment in a casino just because you’re in Vegas.
There’s heaps of free things to go and see – which is fortunate, as most of us spend all our $$$ in the casinos anyway. Endless buffets, the Eiffel Tower experience, Mirage Volcano, Bellagio Fountains and the famous strip. Soak it all up baby, you deserve it.
Did you know that there's a secret city under Las Vegas, inhabited by nearly 1000 people? These people live in a massive tunnel system that runs under and around the Casinos. Hey, if anyone's looking to hitch a ride in your Wicked Camper, these guys probably will.
Located about 250 miles from the Las Vegas strip, hop back in your Wicked Camper and head south, taking highway 93 from Las Vegas to Interstate 40, east to highway 64.
The trip takes about 4 1/2 hours and takes you right over Hoover Dam. Without stating the obvious, the drive through Nevada to Arizona is fucking amazing.
The iconic Grand Canyon draws oohs and aahs from visitors perched at the edge of its towering cliffs. Carved by the copper-coloured Colorado River, the colourful rock layers record billions of years of history and hide many unique species.
One of the world’s natural wonders, it is about 5000 feet deep and ranges from 4 to 18 miles wide. So don't go parking your Wicked Camper near the edge ok!