We decided we wanted to venture off the Strip and out of the city so we took a Pink Jeep tour to the Hoover Dam and the surrounding area.
The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 and sits on the border between Nevada and Arizona, daming the Colorado River in order to control floods, provide irrigation water and provide hydroelectric power.
It's absolutely HUGE and I couldn't get it all in one shot.
The hydro plant looks like a tiny toy.
The white ring on the canyon demarks the prior high water mark on Lake Mead. For the past decade, Lake Mead has been experiencing the worst 10 year drought in recorded history and the water level is currently down about 150 feet.