This Utah state park (pics) is located between Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. It sits on a mesa that is on top of a narrow peninsula, 2000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River. Millions of years of erosion have resulted in immense vertical cliffs and spectacular vistas.
There are bigger dams with more impressive stats and higher water flow rates. But Hoover Dam continues to fascinate and attracts million of visitors each year. Perhaps it has to do with its proximity to Las Vegas which is only 30 minutes north of the dam. Perhaps because of its dramatic setting in a deep gorge on the Colorado River. Maybe it’s because the dam was built during the depths of the US recession.