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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.

8 days ago

It's a nice, short walk to the dam. Very enjoyable.

Starting from the Nevada side of the road that crosses over the dam is a free roadside parking area that allows you to park while you cross the Mike O'Callaghan and Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge completed in 2010. Easy walk with fantastic views of Hoover Dam. 1905 feet long 880 feet above the Colorado River, the bridge is made of 30,000 cubic yards of concrete and 16,000,000 pounds of steel. An engineering feat, the bridge was completed using the original $240M budget. Spans from each side met in the middle within 9.5mm. Well-planned!

Super cool but too short, I wanted more. Worth seeing

what a great hike! love the rock scrambles-can't wait to do that again

Such a fun trail with fun little challenges to get over and down large boulders and then a rewarding hot spring at the end! Like everyone else said, make sure to bring a lot of water with you!

Great hike !! Fun walking thru tunnels built to support the construction of the Hover Dam.

Wow what a view of Hoover Dam from above on the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The trail goes from the Nevada side of the bridge to the Arizona side. This is another great way to see Hoover Dam.

Wow what a view of Hoover Dam from above on the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The trail goes from the Nevada side of the bridge to the Arizona side. This is another great way to see Hoover Dam.

The trail is hard to follow near the picnic area but once you get near the red sandstone mound it goes around it's much easier to follow. Interesting rock formation.

Really good and fairly challenging hike. Great time. Trail gets a little loose but it is well worth it.

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30 days ago

Did this last summer, toured the visitor center and then walked across dam. Worth the stop and nice diversion enroute between trails.

Beautiful hike out to the river. Brig plenty of water