The River Mountains Loop Trail, Southern Nevada’s Jewel of the Desert

The River Mountains Loop Trail is Nevada’s first endeavor of its kind. Constructed through a combined effort of many of Nevada’s resource management agencies, private land owners and citizens, this non-motorized trail will provide Nevada residents with an outdoor recreation area offering scenic views, plentiful wildlife and the vast beauty only the Mojave can offer.

River Mountains TrailCurrently with 32 miles of usable trail, when fully completed, the River Mountains Loop Trail will be approximately 35 miles in length and will surround the River Mountains connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Boulder City and the rest of the Las Vegas Valley, expanding recreational and alternative transportation opportunities for the region’s growing population.

To better accommodate outdoor enthusiasts, throughout the trail, you’ll find segments 24 feet in width, including a twelve foot paved trail for hikers and road cyclists, a second trail for equestrian use and a third trail for mountain bikers.

With the completion of the River Mountains Loop Trail in 2010, individual segments are dedicated each year and are available for public use.

The community is invited to use the River Mountains Loop Trail at your leisure and the hope is that you’ll have a safe and memorable experience as you enjoy this new addition to Southern Nevada’s unique desert environment.

About the River Mountain Trail

River Mountains TrailPlanning for the River Mountains Trail began back in 1996, when a group of community interests, individuals and agencies came together to discuss trails and local needs. This group now known as the River Mountains Trail Partnership shared a common goal-expanding trail opportunities southeast of Las Vegas to increase close to home recreational opportunities for the benefit of local residents as well as visitors to our fine state.

The River Mountains are a vast land of contrasts, therefore what better location for a scenic loop trail.

Formed by fiery lava erupting from small volcanoes nearly 5 million years ago, the River Mountains have been chisled by water down cutting its way to the Colorado River.

The Loop Trail, approximately 35 miles in length, will surround the River Mountains, connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Henderson and the rest of the Las Vegas Valley, therefore expanding recreational and alternative transportation opportunities for the regions growing population. In fact, it’s now been named as one of 31 New National Recreation Trails!

Linking residential areas to local and regional parks and trails, the River Mountains Loop Trail will truly enhance the quality of life for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

The trail will also link natural and cultural resources while providing outdoor education opportunities focused on the uniqueness of the River Mountains landscape.

Visit their website: The River Mountains Loop Trail

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