It only takes about 45 minutes to drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam, which is why it is a popular day trip from the city. Locals and travelers alike enjoy taking the trip out to the Hoover Dam where they can experience this mammoth man-made wonder while also enjoying the natural beauty in the surrounding region. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we feel that these tips and tricks will help you make the most out of your Las Vegas to Hoover Dam trip:
Plan to Enjoy Both the Dam Tour and the Power Plant Tour
Most people don't realize that there are actually two tours available at the Hoover Dam. The Dam Tours are quite popular, and are limited to 20 people per tour. These tours typically sell out each day, so buy your tickets early and reserve the time slot that you want. The Power Plant Tour takes you down into the depths of the Black Canyon where you can explore the power plant that runs the dam. This tour is often overlooked, but it's well worth the extra time and effort.
Stop at the Observation Deck
The Observation Deck can be accessed through the Visitor Information Center. It is the ideal place to grab those great photos of the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River.
Schedule in a Rafting Trip
A day trip to the Hoover Dam also can include a natural adventure. Black Canyon River Adventures offers a guided Black Canyon River Tour that takes you along the winding Colorado River through the heart of the Black Canyon. At the end of the tour, you'll get a glimpse of the Hoover Dam that most people never get to see.
For many, a trip to the Hoover Dam is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, there's so much to do in the region that it doesn't have to be a one-and-done destination. You can visit again and again and still find a new adventure to enjoy.
To learn more about enhancing your next day trip to the Hoover Dam with a Black Canyon River Tour, contact us today.