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Brown Tank Trailhead
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Brown Tank Trailhead
Brown Tank Trailhead
Approaching the brown water tank (view W)

Brown Tank Trailhead is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, not far from the Visitor Center and up the hill from Boulder Beach.

From town, drive out to Lake Mead. Drive south on Highway 93, through Boulder City, to Lakeshore Road (Table 1, Site 0803). Turn left (north) onto Lakeshore Road and drive north to the entrance station. Pay the fee, then continue north for 0.9 miles to an unmarked dirt road on the left (Site 1415). The turnoff is just before Lakeshore Road becomes divided for the campground turnoff. The dirt road leads to a large, brown water tank on the hillside that can be see from the pavement.

Link to trailhead map.

Brown Tank Trailhead
Trailhead parking (view SW)

Turn left onto the dirt Brown Tank Road and drive west 0.5 miles. The road winds around, but pass all side roads, as the main road being obvious. Pass the brown water tank, pass a chainlink fence on the left, and park near a high-tension power tower (Site 1416). Park here, this is the trailhead.

Brown Tank Trailhead provides access to several routes, including Seven Falls Canyon, Many Falls Canyon, the Cholla Forest, Majestic Canyon, and other routes on the southeast side of the River Mountains.

Brown Tank Trailhead
Approaching the brown water tank (view SW)
Brown Tank Trailhead
Hikers and vehicles at the trailhead (view W)
Brown Tank Trailhead
Hikers departing the trailhead (view NW)
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Brown Tank Trailhead
Southbound Lakeshore Rd, approaching Brown Tank Road
Brown Tank Trailhead
Southbound Lakeshore Rd, approaching Brown Tank Road

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0803 Hwy 93 at Lakeshore Road 698377 3987000 36.00911 114.79890 1,700 Yes
1415 Lakeshore Rd at Brown Water Tank Rd 698071 3989648 36.03304 114.80163 1,314 GPS
1416 Brown Water Tank Trailhead Parking 697350 3989389 36.03085 114.80969 1,473 Yes

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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