Lake Mead: Valley of Fire Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

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Discover the highlights surrounding Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire State Park with a self-guided audio driving tour.

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  • Discover the mysteries of Lake Mead's aquatic life and fossils
  • Witness the dramatic effects of the MegaDrought on Lake Mead
  • Learn about steamboats and the Lake Mead Gold Rush era
  • Experience breathtaking views from Lakeview Overlook
  • Engage with the stories of the Ahvote, Ute, and Paiute tribes


Explore Lake Mead and its surroundings on a self-guided audio tour while driving through the area. Discover notable landmarks like the Hoover Dam, the Valley of Fire State Park, and the site of a B-29 plane crash. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Embark on an exploration of Lake Mead's natural beauty and historical richness with this self-guided driving tour. Begin at the Lake Mead Visitor Center, where you can gather insights about the area's ecology and management. Next, the Lakeview Overlook offers breathtaking views of the expansive reservoir, a perfect spot for panoramic photos. Continue to the Lake Mead Marina to see boating activities up close or perhaps embark on a water excursion yourself. Delve into the history and culture of the Colorado River Tribes, highlighting the indigenous heritage of the region. Visit Hatchery Saddle Point and the Owl Canyon Trailhead which provide opportunities for scenic hikes and bird watching. Uncover tales of the Lake Mead Gold Rush, steamboats, and the monumental Hoover Dam at designated stops, each narrating a chapter of human endeavor and natural transformation. Hear the stories of the Ahvote, Ute, and Paiute tribes, adding depth to your understanding of the area's native inhabitants. Explore trails like North Shore Summit, Anniversary Narrows, and Callville Wash which lead through unique landscapes and geological formations. Learn about the delicate desert ecosystem, introducing the mesquite and repulsive trees, before diving into the fascinating world of fossils found around Lake Mead. Find out about the diverse aquatic life that calls the lake home and the intriguing history of the B-29 plane crash. As you drive, witness the stark reality of the MegaDrought and its impact on the drying of Lake Mead, offering a sobering look at climate change effects. Finish at the Valley of Fire State Park, a geological wonderland of red sandstone formations and ancient petroglyphs.


Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Great value: purchase per car, not per person. More affordable than bus or guided tours! Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Driving tours: Use one tour per car and connect to the car speakers.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day.

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