A short drive out from Las Vegas is Valley of Fire State Park. It is filled with fantastical geology and amazing vistas. A welcome break from the lights and noise of the Strip.
After leaving Portland, we headed back east and stopped at Multnomah Falls. We accessed the falls via the historic highway, the parking area was jammed pack and it took a couple turns to find a spot. There is a larger lot along the interstate that looked to be easier to find a spot to park in.