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Historic Tunnels Trail/Lake Mead

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Las Vegas Running Tours

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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.

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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.

Your adventure awaits!

Las Vegas Running Tours

Las Vegas Running Tours has been helping walkers and runners to "Run Wild" in Las Vegas since 2012. Offering historic tours of the world famous Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, and amazing trail runs through the Valley of Fire, Mt. Charleston, and Mojave Desert, Las Vegas Running Tours will help you see the "REAL" Las Vegas. All abilities and levels of experience welcome!

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