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Top 4 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

Date: May 4, 2017
Category: Blog

If you are visiting Las Vegas, chances are you have a list of things you are looking forwarding to doing while in town. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we believe a day trip to the Hoover Dam should be at the top of your list.

Here are four top four reasons why a Hoover Dam excursion is a must:

1. Take a Nature Break from Vegas

The glitz and glamor of Las Vegas are great for a night out. But the Hoover Dam and Black Canyon offer a great opportunity to take a break from the bustling crowds of the strip during the day. The Mojave Desert is filled with many natural wonders. When you take a trip to the Hoover Dam, you will be immersed in the stark beauty of one of North America’s finest deserts. Restore your spirit by taking it all in before the city lights call.

2. Great Photograph Opportunities

The scale of the Hoover Dam is difficult to fathom if you have never been there. Rising over 700 feet from the floor of the canyon and spanning close to 1,300 feet, the Hoover Dam was the tallest concrete dam at the time of its completion and remains an awe-inspiring feat of engineering to this day. When you take a tour with Black Canyon River Adventures, you will get a rare, up-close view of the dam from the breathtaking natural gorge immediately below it. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures to show your family and friends.

3. Float Down a National Water Trail

The Black Canyon portion of the lower Colorado River was recently designated as a National Water Trail. The Black Canyon Water Trail is the first National Water Trail in the desert. It is a beautiful waterway surrounded by cliff canyon walls, scenic geological formations and sandy beaches. Desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles, herons and other desert wildlife can also be seen along the river.

4. Easy Round-Trip

The Hoover Dam is only a short 30-minute drive from downtown Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean you need a car to get there from the strip. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we offer round-trip transportation between select Las Vegas hotels and our check-in site. Enjoy the scenic drive to and from the dam in our comfortable buses..
Go beyond the strip on your next Las Vegas vacation with a day trip to the Hoover Dam and a raft tour from Black Canyon River Adventure. Contact us today for more information on booking your next adventure.