Colorado River

Good Morning and Happy Palm Sunday!

We went on a Get-Away to see the Colorado River that borders California, Arizona and Nevada. The beauty of it amongst the rugged mountains is a sight to see.

We were amazed of how clear the Colorado is…

With Engineering Marvels called dams… the Colorado River has such beautiful lakes. We now can say we have seen all 4 dams that are on the Colorado River in Nevada, Arizona and California.

The Parker Dam creates Lake Havasu.

Lake Havasu

Parker Dam

Front of Parker Dam

Back of Parker Dam

Davis Dam creates Lake Mojave

Lake Mojave

Davis Dam

Glen Canyon Dam creates Lake Powell

We visited Glen Canyon Dam several years ago and I found only two pictures from my archives.

The Most Popular Dam is the Hoover Dam which creates Lake Mead

These pictures are from a few years ago as well.

Here is Sweet Man in front of Hoover Dam from when we visited.

The Colorado River is a beautiful sight wherever you see it.

Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada

We all know electricity is made because of the water that flows through these dams. I will not get into all the electrical engineering marvels but putting these dams into perspective gave me a better understanding of the desert lakes along the Colorado River.

In my next post I will share Lake Havasu… our first Get-Away Spot!

Here is a sneak peek…

A lovely water playground in the desert!

Thank you for your visit.

Until Next Time~ Nancy

33 thoughts on “Colorado River

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed! When we were on our get-away we realized we saw all the dams that made the lakes! I sure hope you come back for my next post about Lake Havasu!

      Happy Sunday to you my friend!

      1. Ahh Nancy, you reminded me of my childhood in Africa, where there were dams like this. I learned to water ski on one of them. Thank you. So glad you had a good get-away. Xx

  1. More stunning photos! I love that you are showcasing these gorgeous places that we take for granted in the US, we are so lucky to live in a country that has so many diverse and beautiful natural areas!

    1. It really is…! I was amazed of the rugged mountains that surround the river in many places. Quite beautiful.

      Thank you for the visit on this beautiful Sunday morning.

  2. Whenever I see these dams and the man-made lakes above them, and especially how low the water upwards of the Hoover Dam is, I cannot but deplore what irrevocable damage we humans do to nature.

    1. It is amazing what good comes from these Dams. The lakes are actual reservoirs that provide water and then electricity.

      Just hope more can conserve the water.

      I am glad you enjoyed. Lake Havasu is on my next post. Hope you can come back and visit. 😊

  3. Now that you’ve seen all four dams, you need to read Wet Desert by Gary Hansen. You’ll never look at the dams the same way. A great read. It’s not a factual book but a mystery adventure.

  4. Nancy, what beautiful photography. I have only been to Hoover Dam and it was 114 degrees that day. I will be waiting on your post about Lake Havasu. Happy Monday my friend!

    1. I am working on it as we type to each other!

      I am glad you got to see the Hoover Dam… even though it was in sweltering heat… you know it’s a “Dry Heat.” Ha ha ha! Even though it’s a dry heat 114 is HOT!

      HAPPY Easter Week!

  5. That must of been a wonderful getaway! Colorado River is so beautiful. We went canoeing on the river a few weeks ago, just across your side of the border. It’s almost unreal with these big bodies of water in the middle of the desert. Have a lovely week.

  6. I feel like I start all my comments with “Wow!” but that is always how I feel after seeing your incredible photos/travels. Just… wow! Haha. So glad you had such a nice getaway 🙂

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