Railroad Tunnel Trail at Lake Mead Designated as National Historic Trail

Historic Railroad Trail Designated as National Historic Trail

Railroad_Tunnel_Trail_IMG_0649_SMU.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis have designated the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Hoover Dam as a national recreation trail. This designation recognizes trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation. A total of 10 trails nationwide received the designation. The 3.5-mile, multi-use trail connects the National Park Service’s _MG_0124_smallvisitor center within Lake Mead National Recreation Area with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Hoover Dam. The trail, constructed on an old railroad grade that goes through five tunnels used during dam construction, offers panoramic views of Lake Mead, Boulder Basin, Fortification Hill, massive crystalline rock formations and the rugged Mohave Desert. Panels along the trail provide educational information. For more information, contact the National Park Service

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