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Wheeeeee, Morning Star Mine Road descends into the Ivanpah Valley and the haze of the day
The road drops from 4300 feet to 2750 feet over about 11 miles. It's not especially steep, but the downhill is long, sustained, and is great fun to ride down. It seems to go on forever.