Built during the Depression by the CCC the Cistern. Pictures don’t capture how majestic the area is. As beautiful as the desert gets: Lake Meade on the Horizon: The Cistern. Stone stairs on the right lead to the top and over to the bottom of the basin side also up the side stone face of the Gap. An easy climb up but a hairy, tricky decent. Don’t send the kids up: Cheap Lunch at the Indian Casino: 24 miles of rough, non-maintained roads from I 15 inward. Not for everyone. It’s really rough on your RV. The Road in from Az is occasionally graded dirt and gravel but much longer and still rough. Limited unleveled camping. Sign at the 4 mile mark: Mostly European visitors in rented Subaru’s tent camping in the 98f heat. Outfitters rent the whole works. Roof box contains instant pop-up tents, camp chairs that fold up to the size of a loaf of bread, sleeping bags, cooking gear, 12v ice chest. Dialed in for the USA. They are more fascinated with our dually and RV than the spectacular scenery. We invite them in for real Champaign and cheese. They snap endless pix. Crazy Americans with crazy stuff.