Skip to Content

Details for Benchmark: GR0583

N 36° 00.967 W 114° 44.233 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1234.83

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In CLARK county, NV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
G 174
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Must Read!

Benchmarks may be on private property or in dangerous locations. Obey local laws. By using the services on Geocaching.com you agree to this disclaimer.

Since I was traveling from California to Utah alone today, I decided to add a number of hours to the trip and visit the dam. I enjoyed it and I was able to find a few geocaches and benchmarks along the way.

Mark is showing wear, but it is easy enough to make out the stamping.

[Photos:]
photoClose up

Touring the bridge and dam today and then using www.findbenchmarks.com to find a ton of marks on the dam. I wish I could have had a few more and I would have pulled off a really easy 25 BM day! Oh well.

This one is doing okay. It is pretty worn, but still decipherable.

[Photos:]
photoG 174 Up Close
photoG 174 Setting View
A muggle came walking through my panorama and didn't even see me. His wife did and apologized profusely. I didn't care. Looking south towards the edge and the bridge with the mark in the lower right corner.

Hello from MN! Excited to discover this benchmark thing that I did not know existed! Lol

Found while visiting Hoover Dam.

Found while doing some geocaching while on a road trip/camping vacation with my family. In the water fountain.

found it while on vacation.

Seen it during our visit from the Hoover Dam. Thanks for making this listing.

Spotted this BM during our visit at the Hoover Dam

Found as described

[Photos:]
photo

Found while visiting the site.

[Photos:]
photoBM at site

I was in Vegas for a long weekend and spent the morning at Hoover Dam, grabbing the new virtual and searching for benchmarks, before heading to the airport for my redeye home. I was here five years ago and noticed they are all over the place, so why not log them. Spotted this one worn but readable.

With Jeepers-GasFree

Joyful Noise and I were on Vacation from Michigan (Brrr. and double Brrr). We took a break from finding geocaches to find some benchmarks instead.

We came for the Dam Tour, but found a bunch of Benchmarks too. Easy to find, hard to figure out which is which.

[Photos:]
photoStep Back View of GR0583
photoClose-up View of GR0583

We found many of these benchmarks visiting the dam AND the new virtual cache!

found it

[Photos:]
photo

Mit Stage_Worm diesen Benchmark gesucht und gefunden.....

Auch diesen Benchmark konnten wir gleich entdecken !!

Also found this one on my walk on the dam.

Cool Location with a lot of Benchmarks in this area.

So many Benchmarks here.

OMG! Seems as the whole Hoover Dam is covered with Benchmarks. I found quite a lot, but not sure if I found all of them. Many of them are located just within a couple of feet.

Very cool find

Found another one today on the dam! Fine day for looking for brass.

[Photos:]
photoG174

Found with BlueMoth

Found with wearn3 in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 - G 174

meet it during visit Hoover Dam

Found it during our western migration to California from Florida.

Found at 13:42 with we4fullers (my brother-in-law's family). I'm down here from the Seattle area for a couple of weeks causing havoc for them.

[Photos:]
photoG 174
photoG 174

Great day at Hoover Dam geocaching and getting some BM's with my brother in law down from Seattle (2nd1of3) and family.

[Photos:]
photoG-174
photoG-174

Found while walking across Hoover Dam.

Found this Benchmark while our road trip on this awesome monument. It must be been like hell to build this all year long.

[Photos:]
photo

Recovered in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Found while walking the Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark "GR0583"

Found while visiting the dam

[Photos:]
photo

Found this while walking the dam.

Walked the entire length of the dam both sides and photographed all the benchmarks we could find. All we found were in good shape.

Found this one while walking on the dam.

Saw this benchmark while visiting Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photo

Found this benchmark while visiting Hoover Dam today. Very fun to see everything here!

[Photos:]
photoPezgremlin visiting benchmark GR0583
photoPezgremlin visiting benchmark GR0583

Found while strolling along Hoover Dam

Recovered in good, readable condition while visiting the Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoG 174 - 1935

Found while walking the dam.

Adding a few BM while visiting Hoover Dam. Found this one with JCLBA, Tatie and PatrickValerie

I found this waymark while visiting the area with PatrickValerie, Lison55 ans JCLBA.

[Photos:]
photoG174

Found this BM while visiting Hoover Dam with JCLBA, Tatie and Lison55

[Photos:]
photoG174

Discovered while geocaching around the Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photo20151111_130307

Found while visiting the Dam on a motorcycle ride.

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Its funny to see all the visitors just walking past these benchmarks, but when I stop, bend down and take a close up picture then walk away. other people then scoot over and take a picture too..

Found this one and many others while visitng the Hoover Dam and do some geocaching in this area.

Found during our tri-state road trip finding caches, earthcaches, benchmarks, and waymarks along the way.

[Photos:]
photoBM G 174

Got it! Found while out with honeybee77 from Illinois!

[Photos:]
photo20150621_161037

We found this Benchmark during our Holiday in Nevada. Thx for showing.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Out grabbing as many Dam Benchmarks as I could find.

[Photos:]
photoG174

First one I found after exiting visitor center headed toward AZ.

Discovered this one while visiting the dam.

This one looks really old.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Discovered this one while visiting the dam.

Found this mark while walking along the dam today.

[Photos:]
photoG 174 GR 0583 - Hoover Dam, NV

man are there a few benchmarks on this dam!!!

Found while exploring the dam with the magtfplanner crew !

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Found with spooky_luke

Found while exploring the dam

[Photos:]
photoBM_G174

Found whilst exploring Hoover Dam

[Photos:]
photoG174

Found it today at Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 G 174 Hoover Dam

Found this benchmark along with many others while walking across the Hoover Dam. Near a water fountain.

[Photos:]
photoG174 Closeup
photoView of Bridge from the BM

Found it while visiting Hoover Dam with the family.

I found this Benchmark at the Vistit from the Hover Dam

Hab Dich gesehen!!

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Found this while vacationing with Lady Elwood. The Benchmark is in great condition.

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Visiting from S. Florida and checking out all the benchmarks on the Hoover Dam. Pretty cool!

[Photos:]
photoGR0583-G_174-1-20140228
photoGR0583 Gungadoy

Found this benchmark while on vacation

Found whilst visiting the U.S. together with Turako and Silas07.

Discovered while taking a breack while working on the E.T. trail in December

Found while visiting the Hoover Dam with Catapult Jeff & Iron Maiden.

Found while visiting the dam.

Found while at Hoover dam

There are so many benchmarks at Hoover Dam! Found it!

Found it today at 11:10a.

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Hey we are doing the Alphabet with BM on this dam! Fun to see how these are named and how they marked them.

[Photos:]
photo9_27_2013 G 174 Hoover Dam

Found it while visiting the Hoover Dam.

We stopped at the Hoover Dam as part of our 6,000 mile road trip. We couldn't resist getting 10+ benchmarks in just a few minutes! I found this with my crew - Universal Warrior, Scooby boy, and Y dance girl!

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 - G174

Found while touring Hoover Dam with my hubby - was thrilled to find many benchmarks along the walk across the top of the Dam.

[Photos:]
photoBM_G174

Found this benchmark while on vacation. we enjoyed this location.

Found this spot on our trip to the Hover Dam.

Found in fair condition

[Photos:]
photoG 174 Hoover Dam NV

Found while visiting the Hoover Dam. Lots of benchmarks here!

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Visiting Hoover Dam

This entry was edited by DeltaMikeAlpha on Sunday, 28 April 2013 at 21:49:25 UTC.

[Photos:]
photoBM

Found today at Hoover Dam

[Photos:]
photoG174/GR0583
Hoover Dam Nevada side

Hoover Dam

Found at the Hoover Dam. It was really cool!

[Photos:]
photo2013-04-03 10.57.46

Hoover Dam, NV side

[Photos:]
photo2013-04-03 10.57.46

We were suprised with how many marks there were here.

Found while visiting Hoover Dam.

Found while on the damn tour with my wife. We really enjoyed the awesome views, especially from the new bridge.

Another Benchmark found at the Dam.

Found this at the visit the Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoP1000672

Found while sightseeing after doing some amazing Zip Lining in Boulder Canyon. Lots of benchmarks in this area!

Spotted this benchmark as we walked across Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photobenchmark in Nevada

Found during my visit to Hoover Dam

During our ET & Route 66 trip we also did some sightseeing, we've discovered a lot of Benchmarks, this was one of them.
TFTB.

While doing the E.T.trail, Route 66 and some sightseeing, we (fscheerhoorn, eikenhofjes, M.I.Casa and hoekraam) have seen a lot of Benchmarks, this was one of them.
Greetings from The Netherlands (NL)

Team M.I.Casa

While doing the E.T.trail, Route 66 and some sightseeing, we (fscheerhoorn, eikenhofjes, M.I.Casa and hoekraam) have seen a lot of Benchmarks, this was one of them.
Greetings from The Netherlands (NL)
TFTBM

On my hollyday we found a lot of caches
Thanks for the benchmark

tftb
From [orange]Holland[/orange]

On our trip to Vegas we also made it to the Hoover Dam where we also found this disk.
Not so easy to find out which disk belongs to what benchmark;-)

[Photos:]
photo2012-09-18 14.53.58

One of 8 BM's found today on the Hover Dam bridge in 106 degree heat.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

On 8-4-12 I was married to the intelligent, gorgeous, phenomenally amazing woman known as theladybee! Shortly thereafter we set upon a honeymoon excursion across the western two thirds of our glorious country. We embarked from Columbus, Ohio and spent the next two weeks packing in as much beauty as we could. We would awaken around 8am, drive and explore all day and night until around midnight, find a hotel, go to sleep, and repeat it the next day. We journeyed through 20 states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. We marveled at 8 National Parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Badlands. We wondered at 2 National Monuments: Gateway Arch, Devils Tower. We got up close and personal with lynx, elk, rams, bear, prairie dogs, and other varmint. We paid homage to the original stash, the oldest remaining cache, HQ, and even got down at the Block Party. We targeted caches to help us qualify for challenges, to help us create challenges, challenges themselves, earth and virtual caches in the parks, and anything interesting we happened to come across. We drove 7,449 miles in total. The things that awed me, the sensations I experienced, I will remember them always, but they pale in comparison to the time I spent with the lady who is my life. The journey we took will stay with me forever. Thank you for placing a cache that constituted part of our journey.

Still there.

[Photos:]
photoG174

Stumbled on this while at the dam!

found in good condition

[Photos:]
photoBM-GR0583

Found while touring the dam.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583
Designation - G 174

Enjoyed touring the dam.

Seen whilst visiting the Hoover Dam.

Recovered as described.
edexter

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 setting in sidewalk
photoG 174 and GPSr coordinates

The Zombie Horde was enjoying the view and the history.

Found while visiting the Dam with friends. We were amazed to see so many benchmarks.

[Photos:]
photo2012-04-18_10-27-32_338

What an amazing spectacle! This was our first major stop while visiting Vegas.

Snaped a photo of the mark when our guide pointed it out (she mentioned the exact number that were out here) My first though was...woohoo. First benchmark for this Canadian! Didn't take note of the other disks I passed as I was happy to have my first.

Walked the dam looking for benchmarks I missed last time.

[Photos:]
photoG174

Spotted this BM while walking across the dam.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 - G 174
photoGR0583 - G 174

Relativly Simlpe

[Photos:]
photoVegas 011

Found this one at my holiday

Mlvdburg
The Netherlands

During our ET & Route 66 trip we also did some sightseeing, we've discovered a lot of Benchmarks, this was one of them.

Greetings from [orange]The Netherlands![/orange]

[green]TFTC![/green]

[blue]Happy caching![/blue]

discovered while touring the hoover dam. found as described.

[Photos:]
photog 174

Found with pritzen while checking out the Dam

[Photos:]
photog174

Found this benchmark together with Silas07 and Turako during our three-week-trip in the U.S.

RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Found while walking Hoover Dam

[red]Found it on my way to Vegas! Visiting from Alabama![/red]

While visiting Vegas I took the trip to Hoover Dam. I was a little pressed for time and made it a quick visit.
Snapped a shot of this one on my visit.

[Photos:]
photoG174

quite a few marks on the dam...

[Photos:]
photo7.27.11 - 026 (Small)

Found it while caching California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah with the Desert Seven (FE, Mobcacher, Lindbergh31, WadeMercer,ZeppoCruz, PrairieEarth and SkooterColumbo)

Saw this one also after taking the Dam Tour.

On vacation with the family and picking up a few BMs as we walk the dam.

[Photos:]
photoClose up - GR0583 G174 1935

Found it. G appears to be wearing down to the point where it is hard to read.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Visiting the Hoover Dam we also found this Benchmark!

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark @ Hoover Dam

This was the second of many benchmarks that I found while at the Hoover Dam. Good condition.

[Photos:]
photoG 174
Benchmark on the Hoover Dam

Found it while drving to the dam from vegas!!

Found while walking Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoG174

While visiting Hoover Damm

Found it while on the Damm

Found while walking across the Hoover Dam.
162

[Photos:]
photoRoute66 162

The G is getting a bit hard to make out.

[Photos:]
photoG_174

found while visiting the hoover dam - kiwilex

Found on the way to LV
THX GRAC

Found it while touring the dam

Found while visiting the dam today.

[Photos:]
photoVegas2011 190

Found while touring the dam today.

[Photos:]
photoG 174

My first benchmark finds are on the hoover dam....thats pretty cool I think :)

Found in great shape

Another dam benchmark

Found while visiting the dam

[Photos:]
photoG174

Found it on the Hoover Dam
Cheers, Wolf

[Photos:]
photoIMG_1146
N 36° 00.989 W 114° 44.270

Found walking across the Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Found this with Blaise Orange

touring the dam and finding benchmarks.

Dam benchmark

Was headed to St. George from Phoenix and stopped at the dam!
NICE!

found during a most excellent trip to vegas with friends.

[Photos:]
photoIMG_0247

Found during Las Vegas trip and visit to Hoover Dam

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

found along the way to grand canyon

Found it while on a mini vacation/road trip with Vargseld.

Found this one while visiting the dam.

[Photos:]
photoIMG_0551

Found with cosmogirl while at the Hoover Dam. I.D. is becoming worn.

Found with DRTrack while visiting the Hoover Dam.

Found while enjoying a visit to the Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 "G 174" Close-up

Found While Visiting Dam

[Photos:]
photoDSC00112

Found as described.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

Found in good condition while visiting the dam

found it

found it

Our sixth benchmark find on our stop at Hoover Dam on the way to Las Vegas.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark G 174
N 36° 00.991 W 114° 44.265

Found in good condition as described. The mark is a little faded but is readable

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 G 174_01
photoGR0583 G 174_02

Found while visiting Hoover dam. The letter "G" is difficult to read.

Lucked out and found this on the dam, even though I wasn't even looking for benchmarks!

[Photos:]
photoPicture 092

one of around 20 marks I found at Hoover Dam

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 marker

Found it today while benchmarking on Hoover Dam

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

I have visited Hoover Dam many times, but it was before I knew about benchmarks and geocaching. I came here to get some pictures of the new bridge under construction. Wow! Finding a bunch of National Geodetic Survey markers on the dam was a bonus.

Nice to get out of Vegas--found on my walk across the Dam.

Found while visiting Hoover Dam. The only sunny day on our honeymoon.

[Photos:]
photoHoover Dam Benchmark

Found this benchmark touring Hoover Dam.

Found on our way to Quartzsite, AZ.

Found on a trip to the dam

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Out with Fiddlefiend and the Pharmacacher. Mandolinman

[Photos:]
photoGR0583

2nd day at Hoover dam - found more benchmarks......

[Photos:]
photoDSCN1876

Had a great time at Hoover Dam. Found a lot of these things in the dam. Dam benchmarks.

[Photos:]
photoIMG_0499

While visiting Hoover Dam.

[Photos:]
photowith my GPS

Found today with 007 while enjoying our first visit to the Hoover Dam.

Loads of these things around. REALLY hot day.

LOVED these! And how much fun at the Hoover Dam where there's so many of them!!

[Photos:]
photoG174

These sure stick out after you notice the first one.

Found it while walking across the dam.

[Photos:]
photoHooverDam_BM_G174

It was MY first visit to the Hoover Dam - Bubba D. noticed this, despite having not yet been formally introduced to Geocaching.

[Photos:]
photoFeet and a Benchmark

Recovered as described.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 Disk on Hoover Dam

Went to Hoover Dam on a cold and windy Christmas day. Lots of people there even though the visitor center was closed.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583
photoGR0583 location

Yep, still there.
PASSINGWIND

Saw these as we walked across the dam. Thanx!

Found 18 with Fiddlefiend while visiting from Illinois.

Inadvertently stumbled on 18 benchmarks while visiting from Illinois with Mandolinman. That'll teach us to wander off without our GPS.

Found this one on our way back from Vegas.

Awesome place in America.

Just one of several that I found while visiting Hoover Dam.

Found this one MANY times. We have been to the dam 5 times with family!

One of many found today on our visit from Pennsylvania.

[Photos:]
photoIMG_2906.JPG

Spent some time at the Dam and took Pictures of the Benchmark. Just found the pics a year plus later. What do they say "Better late than Never"

The Platoon

2 of 5 found today

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 w GPSr.jpg

Located.

Found in great shape.

Mark found in good condition.

In good shape.

Found this one after doing the tour of the dam. Traveling from Pittsburgh, PA.

[Photos:]
photoG 174 Disc (Distant Shot) - Hoover Dam, NV.JPG
photoG 174 Disc - Hoover Dam, NV.JPG

Came across this one while on vacation. 1st one I've logged, though. It's very close to the "Hoover Dam" plaque.

[Photos:]
photo100_0185.JPG

Found it while on vacation to the see the Dam!!

Found this while on vacation.

[Photos:]
photoVacation 2006 348.jpg

One of several benchmarks that we kept running into... literally.

G is almost gone but still legible.

[Photos:]
photobm
photobm location

Visited the dam...found the mark.

This was one of several benchmarks I found while walking across the dam today.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark with GPSr

All the time at the dam,I kept yelling at my mom, "I found another benchmark; take a picture!"

[Photos:]
photobenchmark
The g's a little hard to make out, but this appears to be it.

Found G 174 with the children while walking around the dam.

Since we had none of the bmark pages with us, we felt rather special to have stumbled upon one then got blessed by many more.

[Photos:]
photoG 174 + GPSr

Found it

12:00 PM Found it.

[Photos:]
photoDCS03796

The only problem here is keeping track of all the benchmarks around here.

Found as described and at handheld coordinates N36-00.989 W114-44.274.

[Photos:]
photoGR0583 - the Mark
photoGR0583 at Hoover Dam, NV

Recovered in good condition.

GO$Rs

[Photos:]
photoG 135 - CLARK county, NV

Found while it was 120 degrees in the shade.

[Photos:]
photoP7160007.JPG

Found while on Vacation in Las Vegas

[Photos:]
photoG 174
photoG 174

Found it!

[Photos:]
phototn_DSC01065.JPG

Found as described.

Found it!

Found as described.

[Photos:]
photoG 174

found it..

[Photos:]
photoP1010070.JPG

Found it!

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Recovered in good condition

[Photos:]
photoG 174

Found OK

[Photos:]
photoG174.jpg

Found it!

Found it in OK Condition

Located as described in good condition.

Recovered in good condition...

N 36° 00.991 W 114° 44.265

Benchmark recovered as described, in good condition.

This is a Coast & Geodetic Survey Benchmark.

[Photos:]
photoG 174 Benchmark w/GPSr
photoG 174 Benchmark
photoWest at the G 174 Benchmark
N 36° 01.001 W 114° 44.307

Stumbled over this one while visiting a virtual cache by team gwho, called how sad. After logging on to log my find, discovered I could have found many more in this same area. This marker has been worn by feet so much, some of the engravings are almost impossible to read.

[last edit: 3/16/2003 9:21:29 AM PST]

Hiked the RR Trail and saw this Benchmark while walking the dam and viewing this awesome structure made with sliderules transits and calculators (- computers).

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1950 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 IN HOOVER DAM. ON TOP OF HOOVER DAM, ABOUT 135 YARDS EAST OF THE NORTHWEST (NEVADA) END, ABOUT 70 YARDS WEST OF THE CENTER, NEAR THE CENTER OF THE SOUTH (DOWNSTREAM) SIDE OF BLOCK N, 45.5 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NEVADA ELEVATOR TOWER, DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE CENTER OF AN OBSERVATION NICHE, AND IN THE TOP OF THE NORTH EDGE OF THE SOUTH SIDEWALK.
01/01/1963 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1981 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1981 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (GG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (MG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
11/02/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

Advertising with Us

Return to the Top of the Page