Best Historically Significant Hiking Trail

Rails to Trails

rail_road_trail_no_credit_WEBJust shy of four miles long, this broad railbed—the last section of the Hoover Dam Railroad System that’s both above water and largely intact—skirts the scenic (and receding) edges of Lake Mead. Its five cool tunnels usher in stunning views of Hoover Dam and the scary-high Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The trailhead is at the junction of U.S. 93 and Lakeshore Road, four miles west of Hoover Dam. For maps, details and history of the trail, visit

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