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Black Mountain Overlook

River Mountain loop trail by Krystal Ramirez

River Mountain loop trail by Krystal Ramirez

The trailhead is nestled just outside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in the foothills above St. Jude’s Ranch in Boulder City (off U.S. Highway 93). It has a big payoff for a relatively easy hike, and it is actually part of the River Mountains Foot Trail system. There are two ways to get to it: from the trailhead in Boulder City, where you can park your car and start hiking (about 2.8 miles), and by car from Henderson. The trail offers two great vistas. Go north for impressive Valley views; head south for the Lake Mead overlook.

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