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Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

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Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

I know this will sound strange to some, but I'd like to know and have not found an answer on line. We are in Las Vegas and considering a ride to the Hoover Dam. We want to see it. However, the driver (me) has acrophobia and is slightly apprehensive about steep heights and curves on the way to the parking lot on the Nevada side from Vegas. The good news is, I drove from Arizona TO Vegas with only a few moments of clammy palms and shaky hands. Going over the bypass bridge was not too big a deal because I didn't know it was coming, and couldn't see over the side. So, the question is this - how is the drive going east? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

Going east from Nevada to Arizona over the bypass bridge, is similar to going west. You barely know you are on a bridge because of the high walls.

Going from Vegas to the dam, you exit before the bridge and drive a winding road down, like this.

There are longer versions on You Tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zVxSOSmS9E

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2. Re: Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

Thank you Dez40! That doesn't look so tough to drive. I appreciate your time.

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3. Re: Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

Its a smooth drive with little heights.

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4. Re: Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

I would add that it is a slow drive, so there is some feeling of being under control...

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5. Re: Acrophobia! Drive from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam

Thanks everyone! it was a piece of cake. Sometimes worrying about it is worse than the reality. Although, I will say, I looked the bypass bridge from the bottom and am glad the walls are so high I didn't realize what I was doing when I drove over it! I imagine they did that on purpose to avoid picture taking.

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