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Spooky Canyon Original Trailhead
Note: this is not the safest trailhead alternative
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Lake Mead NRA
Spooky Canyon Original Trailhead
Spooky Canyon Original Trailhead
Parking -- as safe as it gets here.

Note: An Arizona Highway Patrol Trooper says it is legal (Dec. 31, 2012), but it is never safe to pull on or off a high-speed divided highway. This is not the safe parking alternative. For a safer alternative, park at the White Rock Canyon Trailhead and walk up to Spooky Canyon. Use caution - the traffic is moving at 70 mph!

The original Spooky Canyon Trailhead is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but south of Hoover Dam along Highway 93 on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, about 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas.

Link to trailhead map.

Spooky Canyon Original Trailhead

From town, drive out to Lake Mead, over the bridge into Arizona to about Mile Marker 4. At the highway cross-over into the White Rock Canyon Trailhead (Table 1, Site 1038), make a U-turn and drive back north towards Hoover Dam. Drive north 0.42 miles. Just past the end of a long guardrail (Site 0828), turn right and pull well off the highway into a wide dirt area. Park up against the hillside; this is the original trailhead.

Spooky Canyon Trailhead provides access to Spooky Canyon.

Spooky Canyon Original Trailhead Spooky Canyon Trailhead

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

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
1038 White Rock Canyon Trailhead Parking 707623 3984013 35.98028 114.69717 1,544 Yes
0828 Hwy 93 at Spooky Cyn Trailhead 706759 3984421 35.98414 114.70664 1,596 Yes

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