Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We did only a small section of this trail. We walked .2 miles to a view point that looked into the gorge where there was a waterfall below. We did not go further into the trail as it was midday and there is not one tree on this trail. It's just flat, treeless terrain. Though at the trailhead it says the trail is not maintained, at least the section we walked seemed well maintained, rock lined paths. Not sure how the rest of the loop is.

My family had so much fun climbing on the formations. My 9 year old said this was more fun than a Disney Cruise, which he loved. My kids have no fear love to climb so this was perfect for our family.

short and sweet

Just follow the trail listed with All Trails and you'll be good. There is a fence blocking the entrance because of the land owner of that small section. However everyone just ignores it and hikes around it. so worth seeing this beautiful rock feature.

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3 months ago

Easy one hour round trip hike, beautiful natural arch.

We spent 2 very tiring and frustrating days trying to find the trail for this hike. Yesterday, we explored the whole area only to find signs telling us to keep out and stay alive, and today more of the same. First and foremost, if the area is closed to the public, the park ranger should inform the public of same so folks don't waste their time! Also, if the owner is not allowing the public access to his or her property, it shouldn't be advertised to mislead people to believe this area is open to the public.

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7 months ago

Not much of a hike, but the dogs liked it. Easy parking - well marked trail down to river. Mostly rocky shoreline. Probably not the best location for a family picnic. Good for a jaunt down to river and back. Some people fishing and said they have caught bluegill and bass. Lots of carp.

We attempted this trail yesterday only to find signs staying keep out and giving us a number to call. There were no trail markers and multiple roads that never seemed to lead in the right direction. We still had our own fun and explored the area since there were no workers on Sunday! Climbed a little and looked at the views and saw mountain goats! Hate we missed the narrows!

7 months ago

this trail is actually a well maintained Park road. if the park gate is open, you will need to pay for access, and you can drive a vehicle all the way to the end. personally I don't enjoy walking on maintained dirt roads, to each his own I guess. easy hike though, just watch out for vehicles as people tend drive fast on these roads.

Well worth the effort to get to this slot canyon - every turn is an incredible sight!

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11 months ago

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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fun and scenic!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hard to determine where the trail actually was. Very relaxing as we were really the only ones out in the middle of the desert.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Awesome hike! Must do it. We brought our 8 year old and he loved it. Fun!

Friday, December 30, 2016

wonderful scenic trail for hiking with dog! place is quiet and great for bird watching. we had amusing time. coming back soon!

This really is a must see if you like scenic slot canyons, but not in hot weather, cooler in the slot, but the way there would be miserable in Vegas summer. March was perfect.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

it was cute. wasnt much to see. but saw sum dog and bird tracks in the mud. it was ok

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Completed this trail loop in about an hour. Area is under construction and is open to hikers during the weekend and holidays. Not the most scenic but still an interesting hike with different elevations. Some wildlife was roaming around, like a coyote that caught a fish in the wash.

Went in mid April. Access to the ore mine area that leads to the Narrows is gated however they're open until about 4:30 pm. Workers will let you pass. There's another way to access it but it's a long way around. Look it up online before going just in case.

Access is still closed

Access is closed to the public. Signs are posted saying "keep out if you want to stay alive" and to contact the bureau of land management to reach the narrows

With the exception of the "busy" trailhead (mining operation, the bucolic sounds of very heavy machinery :-) ) I found this hike quite magnificent. I did drive my rental Altima (carefullY) to the parking area just before the dirt road goes down to the wash and the mouth of the Narrows. The guys driving the huge trucks and the jeeps were really friendly and considerate, slowing down and apologizing for the tail of dust they left for my enjoyment.
Once in the narrows it was pure pleasure all the way though and to the summit / Anniversary Narrows peak. As the elevation profiles shows for all tracks, the second part of the hike (once you leave the wash) just keeps getting steeper all the way to the saddle and beyond. The very final leg to the summit requires a minimum of technical skills, sure footing and comfort with heights and drop[-offs. What a treat to reach the top and look all around though! Views of the Bowl of Fire on one side and the Muddy Mountains wilderness on the other are worth every burning calf up and aching knee back down.
I am providing a link to a site I found very useful as a visitor to the area (birdandhike.com). It is how I eventually selected this hike.

We tried to do this hike last year, but the mining operation shut us out. We did enjoy some other trails but were anxious to leave after an eerie find. A Bible laying in off road way out there in the desert left me with a strange feeling there was something amiss. I don't know if I expected to run across a burning bush or a dead body but we made a rapid exit. The flies never bothered us until we stopped, then they really went to biting!

We can't check-in when we got there. "no service" and by the time my phone got service, it says "too far to check-in"! But it is really beautiful in there

Great hike. No one around -- quiet and peaceful.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Not my favorite trail for hiking. Lots of thick loose gravel. Might be really fun for motorcyle riding of fourwheelers, though!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

The Hike from trailhead to arch took us a little over an hour because of many sidestops along the way to look at geologic formations, and flora and fauna. I went with my three kids (11, 10, 8) and none of the bouldering or dry falls were beyond their abilities. They are experienced campers and hikers so that should not be used as an indicator for taking a novice child out. Some of the dolomite was quite sharp when used as a hand hold going down.

We have already agreed to come back again after spring bloom as there is plenty of evidence of a multitude of dormant plant species, butterflies should be abundant as well.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The road was in good shape as of dec1 2013 our VW had no problem. The hike is easy with a hand full of side treks to explore.

This is a relatively easy trail that has amazing views once you're into the narrows. We walked from the main road and everything was open allowing access to the narrows. If you have time you can follow some of the mining ruins that will take you to some awesome views.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Not the most scenic trail and not well maintained, but still interesting.

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