From the Lake Mead Overlook, you’ll be transported to the Colorado River by van on the Lower Portal Road, where you’ll see the original gauging station used to measure water level and flow and dynamite storage bunkers used during construction. Then, a guided Colorado River float tour by raft will offer a close-up view that few people have ever seen of Hoover Dam, mighty power plants and Black Canyon. You'll also learn uncommon historical facts and get an astounding view of the Hoover Dam Bypass project and see construction of the nearly 2000-foot-long bridge spanning 900 feet above the river.
Upon arrival at the Hoover Dam, you will be issued a Discovery Tour Ticket (included in tour price) to receive access to all Dam attractions, such as an elevator ride 500 feet down into the Dam to tour the expansive generator room. The Discovery Tour is designed to offer ample time to explore this historic landmark. Bring your camera for plenty of photo opportunities—you might catch a glimpse of the majestic desert big horn sheep!
CLASSIC BY JEEP
See the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River
Travel to Hoover Dam in style and comfort aboard a custom Tour Trekker, led by an experienced and informative guide. See live presentations, a fascinating film on the Dam's construction and history, an exhibit gallery and the observation deck. You’ll also venture down to the observation room in the power plant to view the massive generators, and you’ll encounter dramatic views of both the Colorado River and Lake Mead -- the largest manmade body of water in the Western Hemisphere.