Don't get too excited. Las Vegas to Prescott, Arizona would not be placed in the ADVENTURE section of any library, but, I consider every time I pull out of my garage an adventure. The motivation for this particular trip was based on several outstanding trips to Flagstaff (Overland Expo, etc), Sedona (Sedona mountain bike festival), Cottonwood and Phoenix. BUT, on my last trip to Sedona I was going to pop over and check out Watson Lake but it never happened.
Anyway, for any of you that have visited the Hoover Dam, you know that EVERYTHING was routed through Boulder City. Sometimes, if you were in a hurry, the speed traps were annoying but Boulder City is a cool little town. NOW, they just completed Interstate 11 so if you are heading to the Grand Canyon or anywhere in AZ, I11 completely bypasses Boulder City. I am sure this will translate to $millions of dollars saved to the trucking industry. I do feel sorry for Boulder City because I know they will probably take a big hit.
The first week it opened (not long ago) I blazed right by this new Lake Mead overlook they made available. This time I stopped. There is limited parking as it is intended as a quick "take-a-photo-and-hit-the-road" type of venue.