You take off from Boulder City on this tour and you will fly past Lake Mead and over the Hoover Dam on your way to the Grand Canyon's South Rim for its many amazing views. You will enter the National Park by motorcoach and take in the two impressive viewpoints along the rim. Your tour includes a light buffet meal and tickets to the IMAX© movie about the Canyon. At the end of your tour you will return by airplane to Las Vegas.
The four hour tour starts with complimentary round trip shuttle to and from your hotel to Boulder City. Your plane will take off and fly past the glistening Lake Mead. Sit back and relax as you soar above the Mohave Desert's arid landscape that has formed rolling hills and stunning land. From your birds eye view you'll see the towering Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon. Once in the Grand Canyon, you'll see the Grand Wash Cliffs, the Canyon's western region. The flat top cliffs provide stunning backdrops of red rock formations while the mighty Colorado River snakes its way through the Canyon floor, taking in the lush vegetation along the riverbanks.
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is a haven for nature lovers and history buffs alike. This antiquated expanse is managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and stretches over an area of 48,438 acres (19,602 hectares). Brimming with natural beauty, the area supports a plethora of desert plants and is awash with colorful displays of blooming wildflowers come spring. Apart from its abundant natural beauty, the area is best known for the Petroglyph Canyon, which is home to an estimated 300 striking petroglyphs, which are a stirring reminder of Native American art and culture. Although this marvelous region encourages exploration, the conservation area is demarcated with designated paths and trails so that the plant life and native art may remain preserved for future generations of curious explorers. Filled with trails of varying difficulty levels, the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is a great choice for hikers.
Get the lay of the land when you visit Exploration Peak Park. The 80-acre (32-hectare) park features roughly 24 developed park acres (9.7 hectares) while the remaining area is stunning open space threaded by scenic hiking and biking trails. The highlight of the park is the 2,486-foot (757.7-meter) peak from which the park takes its name. Visitors can climb to the top of Exploration Peak for stunning views of the surrounding Las Vegas area and the rest of the park's undeveloped lands. Also located in the park is an 'Old West' town where kids can explore replicas of buildings constructed during the developing years of the Wild West.