Imagine approaching a place you’ve never visited before and immediately getting goosebumps. Those are the types of moments we live for. Although there are plenty of sightseeing spots near Lake Mead, not every one of them will give you the same indescribable feeling. We’ve crafted up the perfect list of places nearby that gave us chills the first time we visited them.
Ringbolt Hot Springs
Also known as the “Arizona Hot Springs,” Ringbolt Hot Springs are located just south of the Hoover Dam. Deep inside a colorful slot canyon, these hot springs offer a serene place to soak your tired bones after reaching the trail’s end. We found a great guide to read if you’re interested in experiencing this natural phenomenon.
The Hoover Dam, as many know, has a lot of history surrounding it. Some of which isn’t so great, as more than 100 workers lost their lives during the dam’s construction. Visitors to the site can learn about what it took to build this massive structure and how it has changed many people’s lives today.
Think petroglyphs are cool? Then you’ll love hiking through Grapevine Canyon. Make your way down the dried-up river wash and you’ll encounter 1,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs, three seasonal waterfalls and natural bath tubs worn into the rocks. The Grapevine Canyon Trail is rated “moderate” and is dog-friendly.
Lake Mead Overlook
Not far from the historic Hoover Dam site, Lake Mead Overlook offers astounding views of the entire boulder basin. It’ll make the perfect backdrop worthy enough to post on Facebook or frame when you get home. Still not convinced? See what these Yelpers have to say about it (you’ll be surprised).
Bowl of Fire
Within the Lake Mead National Recreation area, you can find the Bowl of Fire. This desolate sightseeing spot will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the Jurassic era. Take a hike around what was once a setting for several apocalyptic events and experience the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you.
Lake Mead is surrounded by natural wonders that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Take your vacation to the next level by reserving a Forever Houseboat on Lake Mead, where you can visit each of the spots listed above before or after your time spent on the water. Visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-255-5561 to learn more.