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Why Not See Las Vegas and the Surrounding Area by Motorhome?

If you plan to see Las Vegas in the near or distant future, why not consider travelling by RV, or via a motorhome? Using this mode of transportation will save on exorbitant hotel costs, and enable you to see some of the beautiful scenery surrounding the area. For instance, if you have access to a motorhome, you can visit the Hoover Dam – always an exciting trip for a family.

A Visit to the Hoover Dam

If you begin in Las Vegas, you can also choose to travel to the Grand Canyon. The drive from the glittering Nevada city to the Grand Canyon takes around five hours and spans over 300 miles. Most of the trip takes travellers through small desert-type towns. However, you won’t be disappointed by the adventure, especially when you see the Hoover Dam. The dam is located about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, and is located off of US Highway 93. Constructed in the 1930s, the dam channels the flow of the Colorado River. The river supplies electric power to the Southwest US.

Guided tours of the dam are given by the US Bureau of Reclamation. The experience also includes a tour of the connected power plant. You can see the dam seven days a week. Whilst children under the age of eight are not allowed to tour the dam, they can visit the power plant.

Lake Mead National Recreational Area

After you see the Hoover Dam, you will want to visit the Lake Mead National Recreational Area. The lake evolved after the Hoover Dam was built to block the flow of the Colorado River. Guests to the recreational area are invited to swim, fish, or boat. Therefore, Lake Mead offers you yet another reason for securing a motorhome rental in Las Vegas.

The beaches surrounding Lake Mead can become quite crowded with picnickers and sunbathers. However, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, you can always hike around the area. The area is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. However, some of the beaches close when the sun sets.

The Grand Canyon Caverns

After a visit to Lake Mead, you will want to head north to the Grand Canyon and the Grand Canyon Caverns. The site features the largest dry caverns in the US. Guests are taken on guided tours, using elevators to access the caverns. The property also offers such activities as horseback riding, and a rodeo arena and Indian village. Several children’s play areas and formal gardens are featured for guests to explore. The restaurant at the site serves buffet style cuisine as well as offers a menu selection. If you want to stay overnight, you can stay in the area campground.

Chloride, Arizona Attractions and Activities

After your visit to the Grand Canyon Caverns, you’ll want to visit and explore Chloride, Arizona. The destination is known as the oldest mining town in the state. Though it looks like a ghost town, Chloride is home to approximately 400 residents. Tours of the town’s historic buildings include the original bank, a jail, and train station. Special events are hosted by the Chamber of Commerce every Saturday at Cyanide Springs, including Old West reenactments and mock gunfights.