Hoover Dam Bridge Bypass Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Hoover Dam Bridge Bypass Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder City, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

historic site

The Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge in Las Vegas, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and includes the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. Opened on October 19, 2010, the bridge provides a crossing of the Colorado River for U.S. Route 93, linking the states of Nevada and Arizona 1,600 feet (490 m) downstream from the Hoover Dam. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas.

sea kayaking
14 days ago

Kayaked from the dam to willow beach, great trip, took a break in the two hot springs.

walking
1 month ago

Short walk to a great view of Hoover Dam.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

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!

walking
3 months ago

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.

walking
3 months ago

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.