About Lake Mead Tours
The Lake Mead and Hoover Dam walking tour is a must-see for any Las Vegas visitor. Built between 1931 and 1936, the Hoover Dam project gave tens of thousands of out-of-work Americans a much-needed job. The dam itself is a feat of modern engineering and resulted in the creation of Lake Mead as the Colorado River backed up behind it.
You’ll see majestic views of the narrow canyons that support the large concrete dam and the hydro-electric power station that resides within it. The landscape, hills, and mountains that surround Lake Mead are a contrast of various shades of red, brown, yellow, and white colors. Be sure to bring your camera as the entire tour offers ample photo opportunities.
Lake Mead – Hoover Dam Walking Tour with Limousine $125 per person
- 2 hours at Lake Mead and Hoover Dam
- Bottled water provided in limousine; you are more than welcome to BYOB and/or snacks (no eating in the limo, please)
- Walk and sightsee in the Lake Mead – Hoover Dam area
- Limousine pickup from your Las Vegas hotel at 8:00 AM
- Allow 4 hours from pickup from your hotel to drop off at your hotel
- Courtesy limousine transportation to and from Lake Mead – Hoover Dam for a MAX of 10 persons
Items not included
- Beverages other than bottled water
Frequently Asked Questions
The size of Lake Mead varies from year to year—and is completely dependent upon the waters that flow down the Colorado River. On average, it covers around 248 square miles and can hold upwards of 28.9 million acre-feet of water—one acre-foot is roughly 325,000 gallons).
At the time of construction, Hoover Dam was the tallest dam in the entire U.S., standing at an impressive 726.4 feet. Nowadays, it’s the second-tallest dam in the U.S., eclipsed by the 770-foot-high Oroville dam located in Northern California.
Depending on the time of year that you visit, it could get very hot in the warmer months. Wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for warmer weather and don’t forget your sunscreen!
There is a small café at the Hoover Dam where you can buy typical Americana diner food, such as sandwiches, Dam Dogs (a hot dog), and a few healthy options.
The area is currently experiencing a drought, and the continuous white line you see on the rocks around the lake is evidence of when the water level used to be much higher. The white ring itself is comprised of minerals that were deposited onto the rock when the level of the water was much higher.