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Hike the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

A tunnel constructed of wood beams looking out down a trail towards another tunnel.
Once a route used to transport materials for construction of Hoover Dam, today it is now a trail.

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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8 minutes, 6 seconds

The Historic Railroad Trail within Lake Mead National Recreation Area brings us into direct contact with the rich history of Hoover Dam and the creation of Lake Mead. It also provides some outstanding scenic views of the lake and its mountain setting. It is one of Southern Nevada's most unique trail experiences. Come along with us on this virtual hike. The history is as exciting as the recreation opportunities.

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Last updated: May 14, 2024