This is Jackie's first trip to the Southwest deserts and mountains, so there will be lots to see. We start by flying into Vegas, staying in Boulder City a few miles away, so we can get an early arrival at the Hoover Dam first thing next morning. Then we plan a bee-line to Zion National Park for some backcountry hiking, followed by a big circle route through many of the best southwest places...sort of like a desert sampler.
Approaching Las Vegas, you can just see Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park as a strip of sand in the middle of the window.
The Sands Motel is always a nice place to stay in Boulder City, and is only 20 minutes away from Vegas for those who "Can't Wait"
A 5 minute walk from the motel, we have a great dinner.