• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Eldorado Wilderness

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Eldorado Wilderness in Spring Colors - taken by Brian Beffort

Eldorado Wilderness in Spring Colors - taken by Brian Beffort

Contained within this wilderness unit are the striking Eldorado Mountains. They are an intricate web of peaks and side canyons with craggy cliffs extending to the waters of the Colorado River. The area is unmatched in its stark beauty. Jointly managed with the Bureau of Land Management, this prime bighorn sheep habitat of steep mountains contrasts sharply with the shoreline activities of migrating birds along the rivers edge.

Did You Know?

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam was the first major dam to span the wild Colorado River. One hundred twelve workers died before it was finished in 1935.