Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Love this trail! The cool crisp Colorado river waiting for you at the bottom is such a perfect reward!!!

I'm so glad I decided to check out this review and find out it is now closed before driving out there.

Amazing hike. I had never rock climbed before, so it was challenging for me and I only got through 3/6 ropes. But no matter how much you do it's beautiful all throughout. I would even go back to complete it if I had the chance.

hiking
27 days ago

The trail is amazeballs! It will kick your buttox, bring water and/or Powerade -Ricky Bobby oh! Trail is closed!!! Just tried it today! Its all due to HWY construction, eat me!

hiking
29 days ago

This hike is a lot of fun; a bit of scrambling, light climbing and beautiful views. The way down is relatively easy, however the way back up can be a bit more challenging based on your experience level. It requires a bit of climbing, and you will need to go up and around a couple spots where the trail seems to be at a dead end. I actually did this hike twice in a week, as I lost a silver chained dog tag that my wife gave me, and was hoping to find it, with no luck. If someone happens to find it, please get in touch.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail kicked out butts!! But it was so worth it! We went a few years ago in October. It was warm and sunny. Def need to come back and give it another climb!

Bummer, the trail is closed. We tried on 4/22/18, all access is closed.

Love this hike. Good elevation changes and bouldering down lower. Love to sit in the Springs. Definitely worth your while.

How do you get to the trailhead with the construction going on?

One of our favorites! Our boys (8 & 10 yrs old) loved the challenges with the ropes and never shy away from some good bouldering. They are very experienced hikers though. Make sure your children are up for a challenge and that you can assist down and up the ropes if you plan to bring them. One rope in particular is hanging over water and was not possible for them to traverse but it was only a 6ft drop that we were able to lower them down. Be smart, bring lots of water! Canyon temps run about 15deg higher then Vegas temps. There is an awesome fill station with supplies (salt, sugar, potassium) and instructions about 25 mins into the hike to make a "sports drink". All around amazing hike!

Visiting the Vegas area and this hike ranks top three as the best we’ve ever done. This *did* kick our a$$es (and scraped/bruised elbows, knees, shins, etc). We brought just enough water and snacks in small bags, and were thankful for gloves. Other hikers on the trail were courteous and friendly, and helpful to others who needed help up/down a climb. The views were amazing throughout, and the hot pools were fun to explore. Colorado River was a great mid-hike cool down- take advantage of it before starting back. We will definitely do this one again next time we’re in the area!

We absolutely loved this hike!! Right from the start it was awesome! The flowers are blooming everywhere and its gorgeous against the dark canyon walls. It’s not to far until you reach the first hot spring but they are spread out throughout the hike. We had so much fun using the ropes. Another Bonus is the trail leads to the Colorado River! Have fun, bring lots of water.

One of our favorites! Our kids (8 & 10) are experienced hikers and handled it well. Definitely a challenge but well worth it.

I've done this hike over a dozen times it's a very nice workout hike. I do recommend for those that are not familiar with the hike to bring a small backpack water snacks and definitely some gloves and do come early. be prepared and be safe so you can enjoy other bikes from there on.

This trail kicked my ass! But I made it all the way to the Colorado River. The water was amazing and the views were great. Make sure you give yourself enough time that you don’t get stuck out here in the dark like I did. Also bring plenty of water.

Hard hike! Would only suggest bringing your dogs if they are in shape and you can carry them or lift them. There are repels, and i would highly suggest wearing good shoes (but also shoes that could get wet) would also bring water shoes if you make it to the hotsprings and river. Feels like your in a movie with stunning views !

Fantastic hike. As of today, the ropes are still available to assist in scrambling and scaling some of the larger rock formations down to the river. Very manageable. Will 100% do again soon!

It’s fun. Have some shoes with nice traction that are waterproof or resistant.

color me unimpressed!

It’s a challenge, but so fun if you like a little scrambling.

Goldstrike question. I recently read on Bird and Hike that someone cut the ropes at Goldstrike. People who have hiked it recently, are the ropes in place? We have hiked it many times, without ropes a bit too much for us now. Thanks for your help!

Knee pads and gloves are very helpful!

Really enjoyed the hike, and my dogs loved it, outside of having to be lifted at some parts. Definitely wouldn’t recommend for most dogs.

Very fun hike with rewarding scenery at the bottom. There are eight spots with ropes, that are required to get up and down the trial. Definitely not for beginners but very fun.

Loved this hike! Starts off easy but definitely more challenging as it descends down through the rocks/boulders where the ropes provided are required. Good hiking shoes/boots would make a difference, we wore sneakers which did not have enough grip or protection. Rewarded at the bottom with a stunning vista of river and canyon with magical hot springs. Easier to hike out than going out n which was s welcome surprise!

Definitely one of my favorite hikes !

Amazing hike! Make sure to wear good shoes with traction and something that you wouldn’t care if it gets wet.

Incredible hike! This is definitely a challenge if you've never scrambled or used ropes before (like me). It helps if you go with a group so you can each other down and up. The hot springs are amazing and making it to the river is very rewarding.
March 19, 2018.

Amazing hike! Going all the way to the river it's too bad, you have to trust the ropes. Beautiful hot springs gorgeous views. I found it hard coming back up. but I did it! Super fun you will be happy that you complete something like that!

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