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A random decision to drive to Arizona nearly resulted in us never coming home. While the Hoover Dam is amazingly beautiful, it is also amazingly HOT, so plan to go in the morning or evening when it's a bit cooler so you don't end up with nosebleeds or near death experiences.

A random decision to drive to Arizona nearly resulted in us never coming home. While the Hoover Dam is amazingly beautiful, it is also amazingly HOT, so plan to go in the morning or evening when it's a bit cooler so you don't end up with nosebleeds or near death experiences.

Arizona's Painted Desert lives up to its name, but it's only one small part of an ochre stretch of the Southwest—one of our favorite drives in the entire country. On a cross-country trip, there's a leisurely way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon's South Rim that passes by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, and (finally) the Painted Desert

14 Greatest American Road Trips

With summer gas prices expected to hit a low, there’s no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our ten favorite road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way.

Angels at the portal of the Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border; photo by .Joseph

I did not know this breathtaking art was at the Hoover Dam! Angels at the portal of the Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border;

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada.

Hoover Dam Bridge The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada. Photo By Jamey Stillings

One of the two bronze angels at Hoover Dam - Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona

One of the two bronze angels at Hoover Dam - Lake Mead at the Nevada-Arizona border.

- Grand Canyon - Red Rock - Hoover Dam  - First Friday!

12 Things to Do in Vegas (That Don't Involve a Casino)

Lake Mead, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mojave Desert, Nevada.  I grew up just a few miles from this lake. Great times here under the Boulder (Hoover) Dam.  Skiing, boating, camping!!! Great Lake to play on!   miss it

Lake Mead, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mojave Desert, Nevada (Been Here)

Hoover Dam, Arizona

Hoover Dam Aerial - Lantern Press ArtworkQuality Poster Prints Printed in the USA on heavy stock paper Crisp vibrant color image that is resistant to fading Sta

Beyond Vegas – A Visit to Hoover Dam

Beyond Vegas - Visiting Hoover Dam

Why you should visit Hoover Dam and how to get there from Las Vegas

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