Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Half-Day Trip From Las Vegas

Join a small group to discover Nevada’s engineering marvel, Boulder City, bighorn sheep, and more!

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Want to see the Hoover Dam but not sure about the big coach tours? The treat yourself to a more intimate experience, with Las Vegas hotel pick-up, a small group, and an engaging local guide, and see the incredible Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains in just 4 hours! You’ll also venture through historic Boulder City where everything began, explore Hemenway Park's great views and famous bighorn sheep, and visit Lake Mead's lookout for a panoramic view of the largest reservoir in the US.

  • Small group Hoover Dam adventure
  • Pick-up from the Las Vegas Strip
  • Seven Magic Mountains
  • Discover color in the desert
  • Hemenway Park and desert bighorn sheep
  • Views of Lake Mead
  • Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
  • The Hoover Dam: An engineering marvel
  • Set foot on top of the dam
  • Incredible views
  • Super-knowledgeable local guide

This half-day tour from Las Vegas is the perfect way to see the Hoover Dam, with luxury round-trip transportation, a professional driver, and an engaging local guide. You'll be picked up from the Las Vegas Strip in a quick and efficient manner to make the most of your Nevada exploring time. First, you'll head to the colorful Seven Magic Mountains installation in the desert, before exploring historic Boulder City and witnessing the amazing desert bighorn sheep that live in this wild country.

Finally, enjoy Hoover Dam mini tour that'll show you this world-famous construction from some of its most striking perspectives.

Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour Description

Your 4-hour tour from Las Vegas includes:

  • Modern luxury minibus transportation for the day

  • Pick-up from select Vegas Strip hotels

  • See the Seven Magic Mountains installation

  • Hoover Dam mini tour

  • Boulder City, Hemenway Park, Lake Mead, and more!

  • Driver and engaging local tour guide

  • Maximum group size of 14

Pick-up from the Strip

Don't spend your vacation waiting around for other people. With a maximum group size of 14 people and a well-planned hotel pickup, we'll get you out of the city and touring in no time.

Due to traffic and to make sure the tour gets going on time, pick-up is only possible from select Vegas Strip hotels. Let us know where you're staying when you book and we'll reach out to confirm. If your hotel isn't on the Strip or the pick-up list, we'll suggest a convenient location for you to join the tour from.

Seven Magic Mountains

Your first stop is an impressive desert art installation by Ugo Rondinone, which features seven painted boulder totems that stand 35 feet high. This beloved structure in the desert is a top Instagrammable location, so take some truly epic photos as you walk among these towering colorful boulders.

Historic Boulder City

Founded to house workers during the construction of the Hoover Dam, the town's name comes from the nearby Boulder Canyon. It's now become Nevada's largest cluster of historic buildings with over 500 listed, and the 1930s architecture gives the town a unique old-time feel. It's also a great place for your guide to tell the remarkable story of the dam and the people who constructed it.

Hemenway Park & Desert Bighorn Sheep

Next, you'll travel to nearby Hemenway Park. This pocket of green space surrounded by rocky slopes is a beautiful spot to relax for a little while, with views of Lake Mead in the distance. It's also famous for its large population of desert bighorn sheep!

Lake Mead Panoramic Lookout

As you continue towards the Hoover Dam, you'll enjoy a short stop to take in an incredible view of Lake Mead, which is largest reservoir in the United States. Lake Mead is fed by the Colorado River and its well worth stopping for an awesome panoramic view of the dam.

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Opened in 2010, this bypass bridge is an engineering marvel all of its own. It connects the canyon and provides an impressive birds eye view of the Hoover Dam a thousand feet below. This route also provides traffic an alternate route to cross over the dam, leaving pedestrians free to roam the top of the dam without cars.

Cross the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and it regarded as one of the most impressive feats of engineering in history. 1,244 feet long, 726 feet high, and a staggering 660 feet thick at its base, this incredible structure was built to provide irrigation water, hydroelectric power, and keep flooding on the Colorado river under control. Your expert guide will tell you all about the history, construction, why the Hoover Dam is famous, and its original name.

Your tour ends with drop-off back on the Vegas Strip, and be sure to ask your local guide for their Las Vegas evening recommendations!

What you get with this tour
Modern luxury minibus transportation for the day
Pick-up from select Vegas Strip hotels
See the Seven Magic Mountains installation
Hoover Dam mini tour
Boulder City, Hemenway Park, Lake Mead, and more!
Driver and engaging local tour guide
Maximum group size of 14
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Hoover Dam and 7 Magic Mountain
22 July 2023
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Reviewed by
Amy Smith

Chris, our tour guide, was amazing! He gave us a good tour of the Dam and the Magic Mountains! He had good knowledge of everything and answered our questions. He was also entertaining!

Great time
14 July 2023
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Reviewed by
Sandra Adams

I learned so much about the HooverDam and our guide was incredible! I highly recommend.

10 July 2023
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Reviewed by
Pheng Xiong

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and sunscreen or rain jackets depending on the weather.

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and sunscreen or rain jackets depending on the weather.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Las Vegas. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

Is this tour suitable for kids?

Sure, kids are more than welcome to join the tour!

Are there bathrooms on the bus?

There are no bathrooms on board but there will be regular comfort stops.

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