Las Vegas – Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada.  Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining.  The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World.  Las Vegas is the 28th-most populous city in the United States.  The 2010 population estimate of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,270 people.

Truthfully I am not really looking forward to any big cities and if I can avoid them I will.  I am sort of stuck going through Las Vegas so I can reach the Hoover Dam and then on to the Grand Canyon.

Red Rock Canyon Nation Park & Valley of Fire State Park

The Hoover Dam – Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada.  It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt.  Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives.  The dam was controversially named in honour of President Herbert Hoover.


Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Monument Valley all geological wonders I can’t wait to see.


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