After sleeping in as we had a late night yesterday, we got back in the car for an hour’s drive to the Hoover dam. When we got there, we had to get through a lot of security before being allowed on the dam. But it was worth it as the size of this dam is impressive.
We jumped back in the car and drove for another 2 hours, making some photo stops along the way as usual, before stopping at Red Rock for lunch in the heat.
After another couple of hours on the road, we reached the Valley of Fire, the only park where our America the Beautiful annual pass won’t allow us entry. Just the drive through the park alone though was worth the 10 dollar it cost us to get in.
We reached the Fire Wave trail, and got out for the 2k hike.
At 40+ degrees, we were careful to take it slow.
After nearly overheating, we got back to our car, pumped the aircon to max, and drove the last 2 hours to Hurricane, a small Mormon village in Utah that is our final stop for today.
Tomorrow, we’ll go visit Zion park!