Photo Opportunities on Your Wilderness River Adventure

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There’s truly something remarkable about floating down the Colorado River through the Black Canyon. Everywhere you look there are towering canyon walls that rise nearly 2,000 feet from the river’s edge. From spotting wildlife on the cliffs to witnessing the Hoover Dam from a rare vantage point—there are plenty of photo opportunities on your wilderness river adventure.

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3 Lesser Known Las Vegas Museums to Visit Before Your Hoover Dam Trip

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Prior to taking a thrilling and educational journey down the Colorado River to view the Hoover Dam, why not take some time to learn more about the rich history of Las Vegas itself? Escape the crowds and the Strip and do just that by visiting a few of the lesser known museums in the area. At Black Canyon River Adventure Tours, we recommend the following museums to our guests:

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The Best Ways to See Hoover Dam

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The impressive Hoover Dam suppresses the waters of the Colorado River and is responsible for the formation of Lake Mead. Popular as a tourist destination, the dam is located on the Nevada-Arizona border along Highway 93. And quite conveniently, it’s only a short distance from the Las Vegas strip. Find out the best ways to see Hoover Dam by land, air or water.

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5 Interesting Things to Note About Black Canyon's Emerald Cove

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About an hour away from the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip awaits a scenic respite known as Emerald Cove. Nestled along the banks of the mighty Colorado River amid the Black Canyon Water Trail, Emerald Cove is a popular stop for those taking river tours to witness the spectacular Hoover Dam. However, this lovely cove has a few secrets and interesting historical notes we’d like to share that further enhances its natural beauty.

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5 Movies Filmed at the Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam is a popular tourist destination for summer vacation road trips. It’s an iconic landmark, and there’s nothing like getting an up close view from the perspective of a raft. The dam is not only impressive, it also boasts an interesting history that makes a guided tour along the Hoover Dam a must for the curious traveler. What you might not know is that Hoover Dam is also a popular destination for movie producers. Hoover Dam’s claim to movie stardom is credited to these movies that were filmed there.

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Bucket List Trip: Black Canyon River Rafting

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Nearly every traveler has a list of destinations that they simply have to see before they can no longer travel anymore. Bucket list destinations range from exotic, relaxing locales to wild, adventurous terrains. The best bucket list trips include opportunities to make lasting memories with the people that you love the most, which is why a Black Canyon River Adventures rafting trip should be at the top of your list.

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The Best Time To Take A Hoover Dam Raft Tour

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The Hoover Dam is one of the most iconic man-made sites in the United States, representing the fortitude of a generation that had to overcome the Great Depression. It’s still operating as one of the most powerful structures in the region. Tourists from the around the globe come to learn more about the history of the dam and to see how it works today, but many do not realize that they can embark on an adventurous Hoover Dam raft tour.

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Top 5 Family Activities Near Vegas

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Las Vegas has a reputation for being fun, fun, fun … and not just for the adult crowd. But while kids and grownups alike will find plenty to do within city limits, sometimes it’s nice to get outside for a bit. Accordingly, here are five of our favorite family activities beyond Vegas, so put them on your docket today.

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3 Best Daytime Activities Near Las Vegas

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When darkness descends upon Las Vegas and the glittering lights of the The Strip illuminate the town, the city does come to life. However, that doesn't mean that it sleeps during the daytime. While there are many daytime activities to consider for your next trip to the Las Vegas area, these are the best ones to include on your itinerary.

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This is What to Expect on a Rafting Tour

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Throughout Nevada, visitors will discover incredible rock formations and majestic canyons that date back nearly to the beginning of time. While stopping to capture a quick Instagram photo may suffice, it's an even better idea to experience the beauty of the American West by floating down the Colorado River on a rafting tour.

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5 Popular Day Trips from Phoenix

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Whether you live in Phoenix and you want to discover something new in your own corner of the world, or you are visiting the city and want to make the most of your trip, you'll find there are many day trips to choose from. These are five of the most popular day trips from Phoenix...

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Best Historical Tours Around Las Vegas

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The city of Las Vegas is easily one of the most entertaining and historical destinations in the Southwest. From the infamous 1940s mobsters to the development of what many believe to be the live entertainment capital of the world known as Sin City, there’s plenty of history to learn during your next visit. Take a trip back in time on one of these historical tours around Las Vegas.

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