Our newest smartphone audio guide is also our most unique tour—it’s a guide to Interstate 15 from Los Angeles to St. George, Utah, by way of Las Vegas and Hoover Dam.
In other words, Just Ahead is now developing audio tours of great American roadways to go with our highly popular national park tours. Of course, in the case of Interstate 15, the route happens to link up with a couple of Just Ahead’s terrific national park tours—Death Valley and Zion—which in turn lead neatly into Just Ahead’s many other California and Utah national park guides.
For many travelers, I-15 is known simply as “the way to Vegas,” and if that’s your destination, fine. You’ll learn a great deal on the way. As you cruise along the interstate, we spin yarns about the old Spanish history of the route…its bizarre geographical highlights, including cinder cones and the San Andreas Fault…and the plant life and wildlife that flourish just outside your windows, from Joshua trees to creosote to rattlesnakes.
Naturally, this being the way to Vegas, we cover the quirky history of that one-of-a-kind city.
You’ll learn that Nevada was one of the first western states to ban gambling. We tell you how Bugsy Siegel brought flair, style, and organized crime to Las Vegas. And how the city thrilled to the sight of mushroom clouds rising from the nearby desert floor during the early days of atomic bomb testing.
Great road trips are doubly great for the side-trip options they offer, and that’s certainly the case with Interstate 15. Our tour includes a fully narrated side trip to Hoover Dam, one of history’s greatest engineering accomplishments—as fascinating to visit now as it was when completed in 1935. We spell out details on a number of other great side trips, too, such as Mojave National Preserve, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, and the Virgin River Gorge. And we deliver you to the start of our great guides to Death Valley and Zion National Parks.
Whether you’re planning your first excursion on Interstate 15 or you’ve traveled it a dozen times or more, Just Ahead’s audio tour of I-15 and Hoover Dam will entertain and inform you and make the miles tick by. It’s a great American road trip, and we’re with you every step of the way.