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All-terrain vehicle (ATV) rentals are available south of the Valley at Las Vegas ATVs. The company offers a variety of scenic motorized tours through trails at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The longest tour, a three-hour ride to the Colorado River, travels 22 miles of natural-forming trails and includes plenty of desert landscape and wildlife. Shorter tours are also available. And if you're looking for off-road cars and high-speed adventures, Las Vegas ATVs operates its own race track, pictured above, so buggies and cars can reach speeds over 100 mph.

For dune buggy lovers, Sunbuggy Fun Rentals, located at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, provides 15,000 acres of desert terrain for visitors to chase a tour guide over dunes, hard-packed gravel hills, valleys and dry creek beds. Similar to regular vehicles, the easy-to-drive buggies have brakes, gas pedals and steering wheels, and are well-secured with fully welded double-loop steel roll cages and four-point harnesses. Users are required to wear helmets.

While the tours for the two companies prevent visitors from traveling more than 40 mph with their groups, individual racing packages allow for a more adrenaline-inducing experience.

WHERE TO GO

Sunbuggy Fun Rentals: $69 to $600, 702-644-2855, sunbuggy.com/lasvegas

Las Vegas ATVs: $138 to $231, 702-825-1411, lasvegasatvs.com

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