This hill, which is an interesting mix of rides, fake rocks, and trees, sits right next to the parking lot. That is Interstate 15 in the background. It runs from San Diego and Los Angeles to Las Vegas, so it has a lot of traffic. Desperado was designed to be highly visible from the I-15 in order to entice tourists into stopping in Primm.
The bridge that is partially visible behind the fake hill was going to be part of the transportation system that crosses the highway to connect to the Whiskey Pete's Hotel & Casino, but that segment of track now just dead-ends in the quarry seen on the opposite side of the Interstate.
©2017 Joel A. Rogers.