Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Las Vegas

Las Vegas Trip 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It was our second day in Las Vegas and we were ready to get out of the city again. After sleeping in we headed out to visit Hoover Dam. When we arrived, we decided that we didn’t want to pay or wait in a long line for a tour so we just walked across the dam to check it out.

View from the dam including the new bridge.

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Looking Down by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking back towards the Visitor’s Center in Nevada…there sure are a lot of power lines around.

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Dam & Power Lines by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Intakes on the Arizona side in Lake Mead.

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Intakes by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The beginning of Lake Mead…

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Beginning of Lake Mead by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Nevada – Arizona State Line in the middle of the dam.

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State Line by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking up at an interesting statue found near the dam.

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Statue by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

After checking out the dam we went back and walked across the new bridge to get a view from above.

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Hoover Dam by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Next up we made our way over to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area so that we could drive part of the Lakeshore Scenic Drive.

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Lake Mead NRA by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

We took one of the side roads down to the lake.

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Fishing Lake Mead by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A view across Lake Mead.

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Lake Mead by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The road back towards Las Vegas.

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Twisted Pavement by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

When we made it back to Las Vegas again we went back to our hotel room for a little rest. Shortly before sunset I headed up to the top of the Stratosphere’s tower to take some photos over the city.

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Las Vegas Sunset by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Lone Rider by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Airport Sunset by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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The Strip by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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