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Lake Mead National Park Trail Run

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    What to Expect
    Sit back and enjoy the ride from the Las Vegas Strip to the Historic Tunnels Trail Head. Upon arriving, you will immediately see the amazing beauty of the Mojave Desert.

    The trail run begins at the Historic Tunnels Trail head, just inside Lake Mead National Park. The trail surface is suitable for all levels of experience. The trail is an old railroad bed, so it is graded and perfect for beginning trail runners. The railroad was built in 1931 and used for hauling equipment and materials during the construction of Hoover Dam. The railroad was used heavily until the dam was finished in 1935, but dam workers continued to use it until 1961. The tracks were dismantled in 1962, and the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

    Once underway, you can't help but notice the amazing views of Lake Mead and the surrounding mountains. Beautiful vistas are bountiful and unobstructed!

    Find yourself in awe as you run through the five massive tunnels that were used to haul materials and workers to the Dam everyday from 1931-1935. There are many great picture opportunities that you'll want to take advantage of.

    As you leave the 5th tunnel behind, the trail starts to wind its way down to the Dam sight. Pass by the old scrap yard which still houses relics of Hoover Dam past. Continue to wind down the trail and pass through a power sub station sending out power generated by the Dam.

    You've reached the Dam! Well, almost. Traverse a few switch back ramps, a few stairs and arrive onto the amazing Hoover Dam. There are plenty of picture taking opportunities. Run across the Dam and into the great state of Arizona and also into another time zone.

    Upon leaving Hoover Dam, challenge yourself as the stairs, ramps and slight uphill climb will challenge all runners. This is short lived and the trail returns to an easy grade upon reaching the tunnels.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Select Las Vegas hotels
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Las Vegas Running Tours water bottle
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    • Entry/Admission - Hoover Dam
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I did the running tour of the Las Vegas Stip the day after arriving in Vegas. I was a bit jet lagged but Jimmy's amazing energy & enthusiasm sparked me up straight away. Jimmy was just such a pleasure to run with & a really interesting guy who had loads of Vegas information to
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    If you enjoy running and your in Las Vegas Then a run with Las Vegas Running Tours is a must. I did the Hoover Dam trail run, I had asked for an extended route which Jimmy was more than happy to provide. All along the route Jimmy was always pointing out places of interest with
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    I ran the Historic Hoover Dam trail run in 13th Oct. It totally lived up to my expectations. Since seeing a documentary on the dam being built I have always wanted to see it in person and thanks to Jimmy I did!! My initial contact with Jimmy put me at ease immediately about
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    This is how it went down: I got up early my first Vegas morning and Jimmy picked me & another couple at our hotels, and we drove off into the gorgeous sunrise to Bootleg Canyon. Great conversation. He had snacks for us before during & after, and plenty of water & Gatorade. There
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    This was by far one of the highlights of my trip to Vegas. I booked a trail run with run guide "Jimmy" who picked me up from my hotel and took me on a 20k trail run throught bootleg canyon and a section of the Mohave. IT WAS AWESOME! and a great way to get away from the hustle
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    About the operator
    By: Las Vegas Running Tours
    90 reviews
    Richard S
    bo hoo
    they should just put that sign in front of all the casinos to take pictures with. It is not in Las Vegas it is in
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    Buffalo, New York
    Great Communication & Tour Guide
    Jimmy was very accommodating and kept us informed of the details prior to the run. Our Tour Guide was friendly
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    Calgary, Canada
    Las Vegas Strip Run
    My friend and I had a fantastic time on our run tour of the strip - Jimmy took us to all the major sites, took
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    Heidi C
    Troy, Michigan
    Train mmmmm and tunnel tour
    The run was great and Jimmy makes all levels of athletes feel comfortable. He's a wealth of knowledge and
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    Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Strip Run
    The run was fantastic. Jimmy was an excellent !! I just started running in last August and I really appreciated
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    Dublin, Ireland
    Las Vegas Running Tours
    Absolutely excellent tour. Jimmy was magic and he had amazing knowledge of Las Vegas and what to see. Running
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    State College, Pennsylvania
    Jimmy is Awesome!
    I loved this tour. Jimmy explains the history of Vegas while stopping to take photos of different places on the
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    Edward W
    Geeking out at the Hoover Dam
    This was my first trip to Vegas, and in the process of looking for places to run while on vacation, I came across
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    Fremont, Ohio
    This non-runner LOVED it!
    I went to Las Vegas with people who are experienced runners and they thought this sounded fun! I agreed so we
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    Ipswich, Massachusetts
    Great experience
    We've been to Vegas many times, so I am always looking for something a bit different to do. Jimmy is incredibly
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    Ellen B
    North Collins, New York
    Las Vegas Running Tour
    This was such a great experience! I have been to Las Vegas many times but this was the first time I heard about
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    Ogden, Utah
    Amazing Experience
    My wife and I were going to be in Vegas for a pseudo work/pseudo vacation in early April. We have been to Vegas a
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    Vancouver, Canada
    Amazing Tunnel Run!!
    Ran the hoover dam trail with Jimmy, who is so wonderful and made is so much fun!! Being from Vancouver, BC I
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    Lexington, Kentucky
    Beautiful Run!
    Did the Hoover Dam run with Jimmy as my guide this past week. The scenery along the trail was awesome! Ran through
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    SF Bay Area
    Jimmy is a genuine Las Vegas treasure!
    Looking for a way to mix up my running routine on vacation in Vegas, I found LVRT. The Tunnels Run looked
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