Lake Mead Tour

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.

Hoover Dam tours
Hoover Dam tours

Lake Mead – Hoover Dam Tour


Lake Mead – Hoover Dam Private Tour

  • Options:
    • 1-hour photography package – $1,299
    • 2-hour photography package – $1,799
    • 3 hour photography package – $2,299
  • Bottled water is provided in the limousine; you are more than welcome to BYOB and/or snacks (no eating in the limousine, 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

  • Food
  • Beverages other than bottled water

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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).