The Hoover Dam resulted in the formation of Lake Mead, which can be a great respite from the heat of Las Vegas. Lakeshore Road, which runs along the western side of the lake, has great red rock scenery and is worth the drive. Be sure to also visit the Hoover Dam at the same time. If you follow Northshore Road up the northwestern side of the lake, you can return to Las Vegas via the Valley of Fire State Park.
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