It seems that the motto of the Instagram era is "Pics or it didn't happen!" If you are planning a trip to the Hoover Dam in the near future, you're going to want to plan out your Insta-worthy photo opportunities in advance.
Here's where you can get the best selfie with the Hoover Dam:
The Observation Deck
If you are planning to take a tour of the Hoover Dam and the power plant that operates alongside it, then you will likely be able to grab a great photo from the observation deck that is on top of the visitor center. This is a great place to get a photo that includes Lake Mead as well as the architectural details of the dam itself. It can be crowded with other tourists, so try to go to the observation deck as early as possible.
The Colorado River
For a selfie that rivals all other selfies with the Hoover Dam, consider getting one from the vantage point of the Colorado River. When you book a Black Canyon River Tour, you will enjoy a guided tour through the walls of the Black Canyon on top of the flowing water of the Colorado River. The tour also takes a stop beneath the massive Hoover Dam, presenting the perfect photo for your Insta followers to “double tap”.
The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
This bridge, which opened in 2010 and diverted traffic from the top of the dam itself, is a wonderful place to get a panoramic view of the Hoover Dam. You can park on the Nevada side of the bridge, and then walk to a lookout point where you can get a glimpse of the Hoover Dam in all its glory. This isn't for the faint of heart, however, as you will be hundreds of feet above the rushing Colorado River!
Of course, getting that prized selfie is only the first part of perfecting your Instagram post from your trip to the Hoover Dam. You'll also want to complete the look with the perfect filter, and include those pivotal hashtags to increase your exposure.
For more information on the best ways to experience the Hoover Dam and the surrounding region, contact us at Black Canyon River Adventures today.