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Historic Railroad Trailhead
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Historic Railroad Trailhead
Historic Railroad Trailhead

The Historic Railroad Trailhead is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, not far from the Visitor Center.

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 for 0.4 miles. After passing the Visitor Center on the right, turn right onto the Historic Railroad Access Road (Site 1425), also on the right. Drive into the large parking area (Site 0820). Park here; this is the trailhead

Link to trailhead map.

Historic Railroad Trailhead

The Historic Railroad Trailhead provides access to several hikes, including the Historic Railroad Trail, the River Mountains Loop Trail, a short paved trail to the Visitor Center, and various other off-trail routes in the area.

Historic Railroad Trailhead
Lakeshore Road approaching trailhead (view NE)
Historic Railroad Trailhead
Entering the trailhead parking area (view SE)
Historic Railroad Trailhead
Restrooms and information signs
Historic Railroad Trailhead
Paved trail to Visitor Center
Historic Railroad Trailhead
From the trail, looking towards the trailhead
Historic Railroad Trailhead
Restrooms

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
0820 Historic Railroad Trailhead Parking 698923 3987316 36.01185 114.79277 1,553 Yes
1425 Lakeshore Rd at Historic Railroad Trailhead 698855 3987360 36.01226 114.79351 1,520 Yes

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