Lake Mead to Grand Canyon Road Trip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located along the border of Southern Nevada and Western Arizona a few hours drive from Grand Canyon National Park making it a great one day or overnight road trip. Lake Meads eastern borders meet up with Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument. The lake was formed during the creation of the Hoover Dam, but was not officially named Lake Mead NRA until 1964. The National Recreation Area is managed by the National Park Service for both recreation and to protect its cultural and natural resources. Lake Mead is a desert environment with little rainfall and summer temperatures reaching 110 degrees. Winter is pleasant with highs in the 50’s and 60’s, while the spring and fall seasons have the best weather for hikers, bikers and campers. If you're traveling to the Grand Canyon, including a visit to Lake Mead is a great addition to your trip. Read the guide below to learn more.
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