A Desert Journey Filled With Beauty, History, and Glamor
Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and southern Utah is one of America’s great driving experiences. With Just Ahead playing on your smartphone, you’ll hear stories about the scenery, the history, some crazy characters—from gunslingers to gamblers—and suggestions for side trips you’d otherwise overlook. Even if you’ve driven this road a dozen times, you’ll experience it as completely new. All you need to do is turn on the app and enjoy.
Sample a few of the 100+ stories that play automatically as you drive Interstate 15 and the side trip to Hoover Dam:
Just Ahead’s I-15 and Hoover Dam tour traces a historic route from Los Angeles, over fabled Cajon Pass, and across the high Mojave Desert to Las Vegas, Nevada, and St. George, Utah, with a fascinating side trip to Hoover Dam—one of history’s great engineering accomplishments.
As the scenery unfolds, Just Ahead tells you what you’re seeing and points out sights you could easily overlook. You witness a dramatic transition from coastal plain to mountain pass to high desert (or the opposite, if you’re traveling from north to south). You see striking evidence of the San Andreas Fault…Joshua trees rising from the desert floor…vast expanses of desert punctuated with craggy mountains.
Whether your destination is Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, or Utah’s Mighty Five national parks, this guide will enlighten and entertain as the miles roll by. You’ll hear about:
The Fabulous Vegas Strip • How Las Vegas Became Las Vegas • The Extraterrestrial Hwy • Atomic Las Vegas
We call out some amazing side trips:
Calico Ghost Town • Calico Early Man Site • Afton Canyon • Death Valley • Mojave National Preserve • Kelso Sand Dunes • Red Rock Canyon • Valley of Fire • Virgin River Gorge
And the ultimate side trip: Hoover Dam. Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam remains one of the world’s greatest marvels of engineering, and Lake Mead one of the great recreation hubs of the Southwest. As you drive, we tell you all about:
Hoover Dam History • Legends • Myths (Are workers really buried inside the dam?) • Lore • Lake Mead • Strategies for a Smooth Visit
If you’re planning to tour the dramatic national parks of the Southwest, this tour delivers you right to the beginning of our guides to Zion National Park and Death Valley National Park.
There’s no more relaxing, entertaining and informative way to travel. It’s like having a friendly tour guide along for the ride!
Note: Just Ahead does not supply offline maps for this guide. The route covered by this tour is almost entirely within Internet range, and online maps will seamlessly appear.