Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities. Its lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce and temperatures soar.

Amazing canyons! Easy to hike. I hope they have better direction after the double tunnels. Overall I would hike again.

Cool canyon hike. Only that it’s so hard to find the loop back, I hiked up left and right to the road, but the track to the right doesn’t continue after the road crossing. Still a fun hike tho

21 days ago

The start is a little difficult to find and it was very steep but once you get past that it was pretty flat. Hiking within the canyon was so unbelievably pretty. You can tell it used to be all underwater and the group in front of me had children that loved collecting the seashells all around. I went with my dog and he did great. We turned back after the second tunnel.

My family and I did this trail today. There’s a pretty steep incline at first to get to the trail, and then several area you have to climb over rocks or jump down. The trail is not marked very well at all, but when you go through the double tunnels, just look to your right for a subtle trail up to the River Mountain Loop. Otherwise you’re just doing an out and back through the slots. We saw one family with a dog, and one family with a small child about 3 or 4 but my husband and I both agreed that this was a little bit more difficult than “easy” as it’s rated. We did enjoy it, and there was some awesome scenery.

Didn’t see any lake but the canyons looked cool. The loop was a little confusing and the trail was definitely longer than 3 miles. I would recommend turning around when you see the second tunnel

This trail should not be rated as easy. sure, I attempted it on my 36" unicycle rather than a regular bicycle, but still. It's very long with a lot of steep climbs. Should be a great trail on a road bike. I made it over 20 miles on the unicycle before it got dark and I had to call an uber to get back to my car.

Went to hike this trail oct 21, 2018. Went up gravel/dirt road to trailhead. Metal gate locked w “US Government No Trespassing”.

Very cool slots, relatively easy hike, and great for dogs too. Was unable to locate the branch for full loop of the trail, but still made a great out and back

looked amazing in pics but did not hike $25 entry

The canyons were awesome. Will definitely hike again.

Amazing trail. Super easy, and so picturesque.

Awesome hike. Did run into a rattle snake though. Be safe & be aware of your surroundings.

No visible owls, but awesome canyon. Will come back and try to be quieter next time to see the owls

9 months ago

A great getaway from the busy hiking locations near Lake Mead! This trail features quite a few pour overs/dry water falls that require some minor scrambling/bouldering/climbing to overcome. Each pour over has an easy side path in case your party is not a fan of climbing or bouldering though!

Once you are past the saddle, you can continue on to the Cholla Forest before returning to the trailhead.

This trail is definitely "off-trail" and is in full-sun with minimal shade. Definitely pack water and sunscreen before heading out!

It should be named “Riadside Truckstop” Trail!

trail running
10 months ago

I always enjoy running on this trail when I come to town. It is well maintained and mostly used by bikers.

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