dog friendly


nature trips

kid friendly

trail running


wild flowers


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.

Hard. Beautiful. Some climbing ropes and scrambling. It took us a solid 5 hours down to the river and back - 4 adults and 1 child. Pack snacks and plenty of water.

fun and hard

Super fun. Only challenge is some of the ropes down slippery rocks.

A really gorgeous hike that led us to the Colorado River before making our way back. As suggested by other hikers, we started with the Hot Springs and went back up the canyon. There was some scrambling getting to the hot springs, but nothing too serious.

We brought an extra pair of socks and a small towel to dry our feet after the hot springs and was glad we did.

Of note, the trail markings are close to non-existent. We had to use the built-in map in this app a few times to make sure we were heading the right way!

You have to be conditioned, and in shape. I've done this hike out of shape and thought I might die, and I've done it in shape and it was a lot more fun. I LOVE THIS HIKE!! Bring a bathing suit so you can enjoy the hot springs. Please don't bring dogs or small children.

8 days ago

8 days ago

8 days ago

Just got back from hiking the Bluffs Trail. I give it a 3 star rating only because it's an easy, out and back hike with decent views. There's nothing difficult about this trail, so it's great for kids, walking the dog, etc. I did like that there was no one else on the trail on a Sunday late morning/early afternoon. For that reason I'd give it a 4th star. (NOTE: I'm a 49yr old avid hiker in great shape; I went here to take my dog for a short hike -- she's a short dog ;)

Took a group of students and we had a great time. If you go back into the boulders, make sure you have hiking boots and long pants. It is rough but the views are amazing!

Super easy, flat trail. Good for running, kids and dogs.