Hoover Dam Driving Directions and Parking Information
Hoover Dam is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, on the Nevada-Arizona border. The Dam does not have a street address, so directions are provided below.
Also, visitors with GPS navigators can use the coordinates: N 36.016222, W -114.737245 to locate the site.
Those who want to use an Internet map service should try one that allows input of landmark names instead of a street address.
Driving Directions To Hoover Dam from Las Vegas -- About 30 miles/45 minutes
- Take US Highway 93 South and continue about 20 miles to Boulder City
- In Boulder City, take a left at the second stoplight in town (there are only 2 of them)
- Continue on US 93 for about 5 miles (just past the Hacienda Hotel) to the turn-off to Nevada State Route 172 - the Hoover Dam Access Road
- Take NV SR 172 for about 2 miles
to the Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border
(Note: Visitors who wish to continue travel into Arizona must re-enter Nevada and access Highway 93 to cross the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge; the roadway across Hoover Dam is no longer open to through-traffic.)
Traffic Advisory: Motorists can expect periodic delays on Highway 93, especially during holiday travel times. Also, all vehicles are required to undergo a security inspection prior to crossing the dam. See our publication "Visiting Hoover Dam: A Traveler's Guide" (Adobe Acrobat file - 45 KB) for more information.
Parking at the DamA 459-space parking garage is located on the Nevada side of the dam set into a canyon across the road from the Visitor Center. The parking garage charges a $7.00 fee.
Access to the Visitor Center is most convenient from this parking garage. However, oversized vehicles, recreational vehicles, and vehicles with trailers must use the parking lots on the Arizona side of the dam.
In Arizona, the closest lot to the dam (to the left of the roadway as you enter Arizona) requires a $7.00 fee. The other 4 parking areas further up the canyon have no fees, but require a lengthy walk to access the Visitor Center on the Nevada side. (The crest of the dam is nearly a quarter-mile long.)
Upon Arrival at the Visitor Center
From the parking garage, walk toward the dam. A short distance from the garage you will find both an escalator and elevator that will take you down to a reception lobby where you can purchase your tickets.
From the Arizona side, cross the dam, continue past the Winged Figures, and as you head toward the Gift Shop concession, you'll see a sign to access the escalators and elevator to enter the Visitor Center.
All visitors are required to go through security screening when entering the Visitor Center.
Last Reviewed: June 2011