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Fortification Hill Trailhead
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Fortification Hill Trailhead
Fortification Hill Trailhead
Approaching Fortification Hill Trailhead parking

Fortification Hill Trailhead is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, south of Hoover Dam, along Highway 93 on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, about 1 hour southeast of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out towards Hoover Dam, then continue south on Hwy 93 over the bridge for about 2 miles to Exit 2, Kingman Wash Road (Site 0793). Exit the highway, turn left, drive under the highway, and continue east and then north on the dirt Kingman Wash Road.

Link to trailhead map.

Fortification Hill Trailhead
Trailhead parking area

At about 3.2 miles out, a road intersection (Site 1423) to the right is marked only by a pair of restrooms (no road sign). Turn right onto Fortification Hill Road and drive southeast, then northeast for 2.6 miles to a wide spot on the left with a small trailhead sign (Site 0510). Park here; this is the trailhead. If drivers miss the trailhead, the road ends in about 0.2 miles.

Fortification Hill Trailhead primarily provides access the Fortification Hill route, which leads to the summit of Fortification Hill. Hikers may also drive another 0.2 miles up the road to a fence, then hike northeast and up the canyon.

Fortification Hill Trailhead
Trailhead sign (view NW)
Fortification Hill Trailhead
Hiker returning to trailhead via Ridge Route (view SE)

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
0510 Fortification Hill Trailhead 710086 3989923 36.03299 114.66830 2,365 Yes
0793 Hwy 93 at Kingman Wash Rd 705370 3986367 36.00197 114.72153 1,465 Yes
1423 Kingman Wash Rd at Fortification Hill Rd 706784 3989853 36.03307 114.70494 1,197 GPS

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