best Hoover Dam tours from Las Vegas

Walk across one of the world’s most spectacular engineering marvels on a Hoover Dam tour. Explore dramatic viewpoints before heading inside to discover what goes on behind the scenes.

Looking for an adventure? Then kayak down the river or take to the skies for some rather unique views. Tours can be combined with stops at the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon.

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1 – Small-Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour With Strip Pickup

Small-Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour With Strip Pickup

Operated by: Mr Las Vegas Tours

At Hoover Dam: Photo stop on the bypass bridge – External tour

Your camera will be working overtime as you snap away at the dramatic views of Hoover Dam on this 3-hour tour. Visit all the best viewpoints including the iconic bypass bridge where a 1000-foot drop will send tingles down your spine.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Colorado River as it snakes through the rocky canyon, then continue to Lake Mead for incredible panoramas and a bit of history. Round-trip transfers from Las Vegas are included.

2 – Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

Operated by: Comedy On Deck

At Hoover Dam: Walk on the bypass bridge – External tour

Beat the crowds on this early bird Hoover Dam tour, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere. Take an exclusive 45-minute “Walk on the Top” signature tour over the dam, learning insider secrets about the construction from an expert local guide.

Stand on the bypass bridge to see the dam from above, then head off for a hearty restaurant lunch. Stops at the Las Vegas Welcome sign and the Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City are also included.

3 – Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk

Operated by: Comedy On Deck

At Hoover Dam: Photo stop on the bypass bridge – External tour

Many Grand Canyon tours include a stop at Hoover Dam so fuel up for the adventure ahead with breakfast en route to the West Rim. Visit the dam for mind-blowing photos from the bypass bridge then continue your epic journey through Joshua Tree Forest.

Check out spectacular viewpoints along the canyon rim, and for an additional charge you can try the Skywalk – a glass bridge suspended 4000-feet over the cliffs.

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4 – Grand Canyon West Rim Flight with Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim Flight with Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: Gray Line Las Vegas

At Hoover Dam: Internal tour and views from the plane

Soar over the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon on a 70-minute scenic flight, and watch as the desert landscape unfolds through the large panoramic windows. Admire the dramatic face of Hoover Dam from the air, before enjoying superb aerial views of Lake Mead and Boulder City.

Back on the ground, you will head 160 meters into the walls of the Black Canyon for an internal tour of this incredible feet of engineering. This day trip includes lunch and transfers.

5 – Hoover Dam Guided Tour with Lunch & Lake Mead Cruise

Hoover Dam Guided Tour with Lunch & Lake Mead Cruise
credit to Lake Mead Cruises

Operated by: Gray Line Tours Las Vegas

At Hoover Dam: Internal tour and views from Lake Mead

Enjoy a special VIP guided tour inside the magnificent Hoover Dam before heading back above ground for a cruise on Lake Mead. Feel the breeze on your cheeks as you sail on an authentic paddlewheel boat, making sure your camera is handy for unique views of the dam.

After a light lunch, take a self-guided tour of a gourmet chocolate factory and explore a botanical cactus garden that is home to over 300 different species.

6 – Private Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Private Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: DETOURS American West

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

This 4-hour Hoover Dam private tour takes in all the best views of this man-made marvel. Pop into the visitor center and explore the museums and exhibits, then head to the observation room to admire the enormous generators.

Visit viewpoints on both the Arizona and Nevada sides of the Colorado River, and continue up onto the bypass bridge for jaw-dropping panoramas over the Black Canyon and Hoover Dam. Walk along the crest of the dam for the ultimate thrill.

7 – Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

Operated by: Desert Adventures

At Hoover Dam: Views from the river

Paddle along the river as it meanders through the dramatic Black Canyon – keep your camera handy for photos looking back at the dam. The water is mostly calm so beginners are welcome on this full-day guided kayak tour. Picnic on a secluded riverside beach, take a dip in the hot springs, and hike through slot canyons along the way.

Watch out for local wildlife and stop at Emerald Cove to see the historic tramway and gauging station.

8 – Hoover Dam Hummer Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Hummer Tour from Las Vegas
credit to Bighorn Hummer Tours

Operated by: Big Horn Wild West Tours

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

Sit back and relax inside a luxury Hummer H2 on this half-day Hoover Dam tour. Join the Discovery Tour and explore several areas inside the dam itself. Ride the elevator down into the depths of Black Canyon, walk through rock tunnels, and check out the colossal power generators in the Nevada Wing.

Before leaving, stroll along the top of the dam and head up to the bypass bridge for the best photos. Panoramic stops at Lake Mead are also included.

9 – Personally-Guided Hoover Dam Expedition Tour

Personally-Guided Hoover Dam Expedition Tour

Operated by: Dean Outdoor Adventures

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

Enjoy a fun day of exploration and education on this 6-hour small group tour. Journey through Boulder City and Lake Mead National Recreation Area on your way to the dam and get a feel for the region.

Take a look at the visitor center and join a power plant tour to learn how this impressive piece of engineering works. Next up is a short movie about the history, before a walk along the top of the dam for staggering views.

10 – Valley of Fire & Hoover Dam Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Valley of Fire & Hoover Dam Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: Play In US

At Hoover Dam: Photo stops at bypass bridge and other viewpoints – External tour

Explore otherworldly landscapes and man-made marvels on this 8-hour guided tour. Head into the Valley of Fire State Park and stop at viewpoints to admire the stunning rock formations.

Continue traveling through the volcanic landscape of Mount Cleopatra towards Lake Mead, with lots of scenic stops in the Pinto Valley and Rainbow Gardens on the way. Then gaze down at Hoover Dam from the bypass bridge and other strategic overlooks to appreciate how well nature and humankind can work together.

11 – Hoover Dam Guided Tour with Lunch, Transportation & Helicopter Flight

Hoover Dam Guided Tour with Lunch, Transportation & Helicopter Flight

Operated by: Gray Line Tours Las Vegas

At Hoover Dam: View from the helicopter and internal tour

Admire the dramatic Hoover Dam from the air on this thrilling helicopter ride. Linger above the dam and Lake Mead for around 15 minutes, enjoying spectacular views and taking lots of photos.

Head inside the dam on a special government guided tour and discover the inner workings as well as the museum. Get the taste buds going with a deli-style lunch and take an independent tour of Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory, which also has a cactus garden to explore.

12 – Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

Operated by: Adventure Tours

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

This fun-packed day tour begins at the Hoover Dam, where you will pop into the museum before heading to the Generator Room for interior views. Walk along the top of the dam for the ultimate thrill then swing by a local park famous for its bighorn sheep.

Traverse the colorful Arizona desert, stopping at Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point, and Guano Point for photos. Settle down to lunch on the Grand Canyon rim and explore the Hualapai Ranch boardwalk.

13 – Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: DETOURS American West

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

Discover this famous historic landmark from the inside out on a 4-hour Hoover Dam tour. Soak up views from both sides of the Colorado River, and take a guided walk around the visitor center to learn about the dam construction.

Visit the observation deck and stroll across the crest of the dam for dramatic views of Black Canyon, and ride the elevator down to the generator room. Photo stops on the bypass bridge and at Lake Mead complete the tour.

14 – Helicopter Tour Hoover Dam – 6 Minutes

Helicopter Tour Hoover Dam - 6 Minutes

Operated by: Papillon Helicopters

At Hoover Dam: View from the helicopter

Hover 2,500 feet above one of the most impressive dams in the world on this exhilarating short flight. Skip the crowds on the ground by taking to the skies, with front row seats for all the best views.

Sit back and relax while listening to the in-flight narration and learn about the history of this national landmark. Soar over the vast waters of Lake Mead and see the Colorado River meandering across the desert from your lofty vantage point.

15 – Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: Gray Line Tours Las Vegas 

At Hoover Dam: Photo stops at bypass bridge and Penstock platform – External tour

If time is tight then this short tour to Hoover Dam will introduce you to all the main sights. Take a guided discovery tour with stops at the exhibition gallery and visitor center. Then head up to the Penstock viewing platform for those all-important photos.

Upgrade your tour to include a chocolate factory visit or a Lake Mead paddleboat cruise if you have a little longer. Stop at the famous Las Vegas sign on your return journey for more pictures.

16 – Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float
credit to Pink Jeep Tours

Operated by: Pink Jeep Tours Las Vegas

At Hoover Dam: View from the river and other vantage points – External tour

Combine a river adventure with a visit to the most famous dam in the US on this 6.5-hour tour. Hang on tight as you raft through the Black Canyon, floating close to the dam and bypass bridge for some very unique views.

Leaving the water behind, tick off all the top viewpoints around Hoover Dam, including the observation deck and on top of the wall itself. Remember to pop into the visitor center before leaving.

17 – Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam Half-Day Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam Half-Day Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: Play In US

At Hoover Dam: Walk on the dam and bypass bridge – External tour

Marvel at dramatic red cliffs and arid desert landscapes on this 6-hour private Hoover Dam tour. Stop at the dam before the crowds arrive in the morning and make the most of photo opportunities on the bypass bridge and the crest itself.

Then journey through the Mojave Desert to explore the beautiful Red Rock Canyon where unusual geological formations will have your mind in a whirl. Return transfers and your own personal guide are included.

18 – Mountain Bike Historical Tunnel Trail to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

Mountain Bike Historical Tunnel Trail to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

Operated by: Desert Adventures

At Hoover Dam: Photo viewing points – External tour

Let your wheels spin as you coast downhill through the Las Vegas Valley on this 7-hour Hoover Dam bike tour. The trail is relaxing and suitable for beginners. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including the famous bighorn sheep.

Catch your breath at scenic viewpoints along the way and enjoy a break on the scenic shores of Lake Mead where you can swim on warmer days. Pedal through several historic tunnels before exploring the observation points at Hoover Dam.

19 – Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

Las Vegas Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, 7 Magic Mountains Tour

Operated by: Max Tour

At Hoover Dam: Photo stop on bypass bridge – External tour

Become explorers for the day as you venture deep into the Mojave Desert, taking in three of the best attractions near Las Vegas. Wonder at the colorful Seven Magic Mountains art installation, then continue to Hoover Dam for spectacular photos from the bypass bridge.

Next up is the dramatic West Rim of the Grand Canyon, where you will follow winding hiking trails to scenic viewpoints. Courageous adventurers can try out the glass Skywalk for an additional fee.

20 – Las Vegas Private Tour: Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas Private Tour: Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon

Operated by: Fun Group Las Vegas

At Hoover Dam: Various viewpoints – External tour

Feel like you are walking into a movie set as you explore the Valley of Fire State Park. This hidden gem is packed with flame-colored geological formations as well as ancient carvings and art.

Head to the world’s largest dam for staggering views into Black Canyon and across Lake Mead. Enjoy lunch and shopping at Las Vegas Premium Outlets, before continuing the adventure in the wilds of Red Rock Canyon. Keep your camera handy for all the bizarre sandstone towers.

21 – Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Colorado River Full-Day Kayak Tour

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Colorado River Full-Day Kayak Tour

Operated by: River Dogz

At Hoover Dam: View from the river

One of the best views of Hoover Dam is from the water down below, so for the ultimate adventure jump in a kayak and paddle along the gently flowing river. Glide past the fish hatchery and explore Emerald Cave to admire the hidden green waters of the canyon.

Enjoy a spot of beach hopping before being rewarded with magnificent views from the base of the dam. Keep an eye out for bald eagles soaring overhead.

22 – Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

Operated by: Adventure Photo Tours

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

Take in two of America’s best attractions on this VIP Hoover Dam tour. Head inside the dam to see the colossal generator room and walk across the top of the wall for eye-catching photos. Stop for pictures at Lake Mead and check out bighorn sheep in the local park.

The journey through the Arizona desert is just as spectacular as the destination – the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Here you will explore trails and enjoy traditional Native American dancing.

23 – Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Small-Group Tour

Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Small-Group Tour

Operated by: Coexist West Coast

At Hoover Dam: External photo stops

Beat the crowds and bag all the best views on this full day 3-in-1 tour. Stop for photos at Hoover Dam before heading off on historic Route 66 with a lunch stop at Seligman.

At the magnificent southern edge of the Grand Canyon you can hike along the Rim Trail, which is punctuated with dramatic viewpoints, visitor centers, and the Yavapai Museum of Geology. Alternatively, use the shuttle bus between overlooks if you want to save your energy.

24 – Private Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Combo Tour from Las Vegas

Private Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Combo Tour from Las Vegas

At Hoover Dam: External views of the dam

Spend an unforgettable day discovering the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on this fun-packed private day tour. Stand at the base of the towering dam to appreciate the scale of this engineering spectacle, and make the most of superb photo opportunities from different angles.

Meander through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest before reaching the canyon, where hiking to observation points is the order of the day. Tuck into a picnic with a view and explore the boardwalk of the Hualapai Ranch.

25 – Hoover Dam: National Historic Landmark Half-Day Tour

Hoover Dam National Historic Landmark Half-Day Tour

Operated by: DETOURS Nevada

At Hoover Dam: Internal and external tour

Gasp at jaw-dropping views into the depths of Hoover Dam and take a tour to discover what goes on behind the scenes inside this man-made marvel. Explore the power plant observation room and watch the huge generators in action.

Back outside you will see Lake Mead, and admire views from both the Nevada and Arizona sides of Colorado. Finish with a flourish by heading up onto the bypass bridge for the ultimate vantage point looking back over the dam.

Hoover Dam tours are one of the most popular day trips from Las Vegas. Whether you want to explore inside the dam, walk across the rim, or include a stop at the Grand Canyon, there are several trips to choose from.

Compare these Hoover Dam tours to find out which best suits your itinerary.