Networking Day Trip
Hoover Dam/Red Rock Canyon Experience
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Your day begins with a coach transfer from the Wynn Las Vegas to the famous Hoover Dam. Commissioned in 1935, the Hoover Dam, a concrete arch-gravity dam, is one of the manmade engineering marvels of the world. Our stop includes the Visitor’s Center and a tour of the powerplant, which provides a comprehensive view of the massive dam and its operations, as well as highlights many of the unique features around the site.
We will then depart for the Lake Mead Overlook. Lake Mead, with its beautiful crystal blue waters, was created by the Hoover Dam and is the 16th largest manmade lake in the world.
After a morning full of adventure, we will head to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, one of the hidden treasures of Nevada. Our first stop will be Spring Mountain Ranch for a picnic lunch. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners, including millionaire Howard Hughes, who have given the area a long and colorful history.
After lunch, we will tour the Red Rock Canyon area. The photo opportunities are endless as we travel and make stops along the 13 mile scenic drive where you will see beautifully layered red sandstone mountains, unique rock formations, petrified sand dunes, Indian pictographs, and ancient roasting pits. You will see the most significant geologic feature of Red Rock Canyon, the Keystone Thrust Fault, which is believed to be 65 million years old. Along the way you will see a variety of cacti, yucca, Joshua trees, and other plant life. Be on the lookout because we never know when we will see big horn sheep or wild horses and burrows. Our tour will include a stop at the Visitor’s Center with its fascinating exhibits, educational video, and desert tortoise habitat.
Cost: $119 (includes transportation, bottled water on the bus, all tours and lunch)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by January 19, 2013 to receive a refund. No refunds will be granted after January 19, 2013.