For more information about the Historic Railroad Trail, visit the National Park Service here.
Approximately 3.5 miles long, the Trail historically featured a railroad track passing through 5 large tunnels. The tracks are no longer there, but the trail still exists, with awesome views of Lake Mead.
After exiting the Hoover Dam parking garage, we walked over a mile before we got a glimpse of Lake Mead - I think Tom was getting a little nervous that we would never actually see it!
|Tunnel 5, the first tunnel we encountered|
|Exiting Tunnel 5, with a view towards Tunnel 4|
But, after we exited Tunnel 5, to our right we finally got our first view of Lake Mead, and it was spectacular.
The trail itself is a fairly easy walk, with nothing much in the way of hills. Even on a Monday morning, we encountered lots of other people.
This hike was a great way to see a bit more of the sights after taking our tour of the Hoover Dam!