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UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA DEC 22-29

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Date: December 20, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2012
Release No.: 2012-71
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA DEC 22-29

BOULDER CITY, NEV. - The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Dec. 22-29

Holiday Closures

The Visitor Center for Lake Mead National Recreation Area will close at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31. The Visitor Center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 in observance of the holidays. Regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, will resume at the Visitor Center Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Hike Hamblin Mountain Dec 22

Take a strenuous cross-country six-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Hamblin Mountain Dec. 22. See geology showing an array of patterns and colors. Enjoy views of Boulder Narrows, Pinto Valley Wilderness and Boulder Peak. Bring binoculars to capture a glimpse of desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike White Owl Canyon Dec 22

Take a moderate three-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's White Owl Canyon Dec. 22. The hike begins near the water's edge and winds into a narrow canyon where birds of prey have been spotted in the past. Explore a twisting wash with many signs of life. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike Majestic Canyon Dec 26

Take a moderate three-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Majestic Canyon Dec. 26. Enjoy vertical cliffs while hiking through colorful winding washes along the base of the River Mountains. Be rewarded by a view of Fortification Hill and Boulder Basin. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike Bowl of Fire Dec 27

Take a moderate to strenuous four-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Bowl of Fire Dec. 27. Observe the colors while wondering among a variety of Aztec sandstone formations that are scattered through the Bowl of Fire. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike Rainbow Canyon Loop Dec 28

Take a moderate five-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Rainbow Canyon Loop Dec. 28. Hike through the reds, yellows and purples of Rainbow Canyon to the remains of Anniversary Mine where the borax mineral colemanite was mined. Explore the Narrows and hike back through Lovell Canyon. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike Crane's Nest Rapids Dec 29

Take a moderate three-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Crane's Nest Rapids Dec. 29. Enjoy a hike down a geologically stunning wash to the Colorado River. Four-wheel drive is required to access the trailhead. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

-NPS-

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