dog friendly



nature trips

kid friendly


trail running

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Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive where rain is scarce and temperatures can soar.

19 hours ago

favorite hike close to Vegas

Great hike!! This is not a beginners hike. If you are look for a leisurely walk this hike is not it. Be mindful of the temperature and bring plenty of water.

This is not an easy trail. Although I would do it again and again. A quick stop at a hot springs and then we ended at the river.

trail running
2 days ago

3 days ago

Nice fun hike.

trail running
3 days ago

It's a great place to run. But it can get really crowded on the weekends. FYI, if the trailhead parking lot is full, I park on the side of the road at one of several pull-outs before you get to the toll booth and I've never had any issues with tickets or being hassled by the parks department. Oh and if you bring a big group, please don't take up the whole trail.

trail running
6 days ago

Really fun trail!! But first off it's 12.4km (7.7miles) round trip.. not 4.5 miles... it involves lots of boulders to climb up and down with some using ropes to help you.. lots of fun.. bring lots of water.. trail closed June-sept says the sign at the trail head

mountain biking
7 days ago

Lots of fun. Bring water! Trail is closed May-Sept due to the heat, as it should be, the last half of the hike is quite strenuous if you're not familiar with rock climbing. It's doable, just be careful, as you're feet will get wet from the creek that flows through the trail. Wear proper shoes!

9 days ago

I don't know if I'd necessarily call this a hike. It's more of walk. The trail itself is kind of like a fire road. It's a good historical walk and I'm glad I did it. You can walk all the way to the Hoover Dam which I did. NOTHING technical about it. Perfect for kids but a little long. 7 miles out and back.

Great hike, make sure to bring plenty of water, hiking gloves, skid/slip/resistant hiking shoes. About 3 or 4 hot springs 3/4s of the way along the trail. Trail is very predominant and not that difficult to find your path. Make sure youre strong enough to pull yourself up 7 foot boulders with a help of a rope on your way back to the car! I recommend this hike for medium to pro hikers!

Really nice loop. Misread the signs and did the trail hot springs side first- this made the trail easier I think. Technically this was easy but the loose gravel was annoying and tough at times. Beautiful scenery and well worth a few hours of your time.

Amazing hike. Great views. Moderate climbing. it starts a bit dull, once you hit the check point it gets a better!

kind of confusing due to there being so many different trails. there are tail markers, but sometimes not for awhile. it was pretty difficult due to sand like trail, I'm used to dirt trails. the hot springs were amazing and the metal ladder was fun to climb. BRING LOTS OF WATER. very tiring, but so worth it. I'd recommend to anyone.

Amazing hike! Come prepared to walk on rocky and sand like trail - takes lots of energy. Completed hike in 60 degree weather and I was sweating and exhausted towards the end - no shade throughout trail. Not sure it would be enjoyable to hike trail on a hot summer day but if you do - beautiful cold lake once you pass the hot springs! The hot springs were amazing, the lake was beautiful, and the views/scenery were breathtaking! The first Hot Spring you enter is super hot - the others are not as hot. The metal stairs after the Hot Springs - careful going down might be slippery. Enjoy!