Aesthetically speaking, the Amargosa Trail bridge in Henderson is nothing special—just a mauve-colored steel structure, a chain-link fence and some concrete, all stretching about 18 feet above busy St. Rose Parkway. And, to be honest, we can count on two hands the number of people we’ve actually seen cross the bridge since it opened 18 months ago. But that doesn’t make it any less of a community asset; just means more of us could stand to get off the couch and reacquaint ourselves with the great outdoors. The $1.7 million bridge, just east of Eastern Avenue, links the Siena Heights Trailhead with Cactus Wren Park. The latter serves as the northern end point of the Amargosa Trail and Trailheads project, a 6-mile bicycle and pedestrian urban pathway that starts at Mission Drive west of Horizon Ridge Parkway and connects to the county’s trail system west of Eastern.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.