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.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
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.