Located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam is the highest structure of its kind in the world. It is an outstanding achievement, noteworthy not only for its enormous dimensions, complex design and intricate construction but also for its illustration of man's outstanding ability to overcome the desert's summer sun, the vagaries of a treacherous river, and the extreme hazards of great heights on the chasm's sheer walls.
This tour includes ample time for breathtaking views from the Top of the Dam, over Lake Mead, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes, so don't forget your camera!
You’ll also stand at an overlook on the eastern edge of the gorge in Arizona, where you have fabulous views of the dam, including the Colorado River and Lake Mead. In addition, there are wonderful photo ops of The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge which stands 900 feet above the river.
Before returning to Las Vegas, stop at a local park where herds of Big Horn Sheep often come down from the surrounding mountains to gather and graze on the sweet grass.