Top Adventures in Boulder City

  • Hike the Railroad Tunnel Trail

    These tunnels were built to support the construction of the Hoover Dam. If you decide to go all the way to the dam, there is an elevator for accessibility along with stairs. This hike is relatively flat, and perfect for children - but mind the dis...

    7.2 miles 1332 ft gain

  • Hike the Boy Scout Hot Spring Trail

    This trail is also accessible from the Colorado River just below the Hoover Dam. Walk through wash from the river then enter a slot canyon and encounter numerous waterfalls. There are anchored ropes to assist in climbing up some of the waterfalls....

    7.6 miles 3297 ft gain

  • Hike to Goldstrike Hot Springs

    The first mile is flat and deceivingly easy as you walk under a highway bridge and in between looming canyon walls. But don't get too comfortable -- at around the 1.5 mile mark you will reach the first of eight ropes along the trail and the chall...

    5 miles 935 ft gain

  • Hang out at PWC Beach in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    This man-made lake on the Colorado River is underrated in my opinion.  It has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want from scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, all kinds of water sports, and plenty of camping options.      This beach is nea...

  • Relaxing at Boulder Beach

    Boulder Beach at Lake Mead is a great place to get your toes wet while road tripping.  It's a big beach with a campground, ample parking, and ducks!  The water is very clear and an amazing blue.  When the wind picks up there are little waves formi...

  • Hike to Liberty Bell Arch

    Hit the trail early in the day to beat the heat. Hike all the way to the end of the trail (to the left after you reach the Liberty Bell) for a rewarding view of the Colorado River. In March, the cacti and other desert plants burst into bloom along...

    5.3 miles

  • Hike to the Arizona Hot Springs

    Parking for this hike is about 35 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. It should take less than an hour to get there from any of the hotels. There is easy, fee free parking on the north side of Hwy 93. No permits are required, but a map is extremely he...

    6 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike the Sunset View Trail

     The trail is .1 miles, and is perfect for all skill levels and for families who want to see some of the scenery in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail is accessible year round and allows dogs.

    0.1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Fortification Hill

    Fortification Hill is an ancient, extinct volcano. Take the Kingman Wash Access Road, which is the dirt road that you'll find at the first exit past Hoover Dam. Follow the dirt road until it comes to the boat launch area, then take a right. The ro...

    3.7 miles 1430 ft gain

  • Camp at Boxcar Cove

    The shoreline of "Lake" Mead is what you would expect of a large, man-made reservoir with fluctuating water levels (muddy & unpleasant), but that is not to say that the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is not filled with incredible places to...

    0 miles 0 ft gain

  • Canoe Black Canyon on the Colorado River

    This 10-mile canoe trip starts at Willow Beach and reaches all the way to the Hoover Dam, giving you front row seats to beautiful canyon walls, waterfalls, hot springs, (sauna) caves, hiking trails, and much more. There are multiple campsites alon...

    20 miles

  • Canoe Camp from Willow Beach to Hoover Dam on the Colorado River

    First off, there is a lot of paddling involved...nothing too crazy, but just consistent. Most people start from the Hoover Dam and just float/ paddle down to the Arizona Hot Springs/ Camp and then finish at Willow Beach. But that also involves per...

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