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Historic Railroad Tunnels Casino Trailhead
(Hoover Dam Lodge Trailhead)
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Casino Trailhead
Trailhead parking (view N)

The Historic Railroad Tunnels Casino Trailhead, also referred to as the Hoover Dam Lodge Trailhead because it is located behind the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino, is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, not far from the Visitor Center off Highway 93.

From town, drive out to Lake Mead. Drive south on Highway 93, through Boulder City, pass the Lake Mead Visitor Center, and continue to the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino. Just past the casino building, turn left into the casino parking lot and drive back to the fence (Table 1, Site XXXX). Park here; this is the trailhead.

The Historic Railroad Casino Trailhead provides access to a scenic overlook and the Historic Railroad Tunnels Trail. For the overlook, walk through the gate and turn left following the old road that contours out around the nearby rocky knob. For the Railroad Tunnels Trail, walk through the gate and turn right. Follow the fence until the trail curves left and descends towards the lake below for 0.3 miles to a T-intersection with the Railroad Tunnels Trail.

The standard trailhead for this trail is located on Lakeshore Blvd.

Link to trailhead map.

Hoover Dam Lodge Trailhead
Straight out, this bench provides rest with a view (view N)
Departing the trailhead to the left (view NW)
Overlook trail runs out around the rocky knob (view NW)
Departing the trailhead to the right (view NE)
Trail to Railroad Tunnels follows the fence (view E)
Trail to Railroad Tunnels runs down the hillside (view NE)
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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)
1879 Hoover Dam Lodge Trailhead 699890 3987203 36.01064 114.78208 1,729

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