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Historic Tunnels Trail/Lake Mead

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

  • Activities

    Running Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $179 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 - 3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    3-10+ miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Sunday-Friday 6am-4pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm.

  • Starting Location

    Historic Tunnels Trail Head

  • Price Includes

    Water, snacks, Las Vegas Running Tours t-shirt and souvenir

  • Notes

    Hotel pick-up available


  • Bighorn Sheep – It is quite a treat to see these amazing animals up close and personal. Chances are always good to see bighorn sheep hanging out on a precarious cliff edge.
  • The old railroad bed – this old RR bed was used for transporting materials and workers from the Hoover Dam Site to Boulder City every day from 1931-1935.
  • The historic tunnels – to say the tunnels are awe-inspiring is an understatement. The tunnels are 25 ft in diameter are simply amazing to see and run through.
  • Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge – Measuring in at 1900 ft long and 900 ft above the Colorado River, this marvel of engineering is simply a must see.
  • Hoover Dam – Have you ever run across Hoover Dam? Now is your chance. Get up close and personal this historic and amazing structure.


Trip Info

Come join us for a really cool run of the historic railroad tunnels trail, which is a small portion of the 30-mile-long River Mountains trail system. If the history doesn’t impress you, then the 300′ long and 25′ tall tunnels, views of the lake, valleys & peaks will. This tunnel trail follows the elevated RR bed used to haul supplies used in construction of Hoover Dam from 1931 – 1935. The tracks continued in use until 1961, dismantled in 1962, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. This wide gravel trail suits all levels and is a great introduction to trail running.  The 5th tunnel, which opened in 2001, goes all the way to Hoover Dam. Bring your water bottle and hat on this one.

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