Nevada Hiking, Nature August 06, 2019
The Bridge Hike In Nevada That Will Make Your Stomach Drop
Are you looking to add some thrills into your next adventure? If so, you’ll find that this epic bridge hike is an excursion you definitely can’t pass up. Featuring one of the country’s greatest man-made wonders as its centerpiece, you’ll find that this hike is full of awe-inspiring views from beginning to end. Traverse this bridge trail and you’ll be treated to some of the most epic scenery that our state has to offer. Just be warned: this one definitely isn’t for those who get woozy around heights.
You don't have to live in Nevada to know that the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is one of our state's most iconic wonders. Providing the picture-perfect view of the Hoover Dam, it makes for a fascinating place to drive across! But have you walked across it?
Hiking across the bridge is a whole new way to experience the famous and awe-inspiring Hoover Dam. You can do so when you hop on the Hoover Dam Bridge Bypass Trail. This 1.3-mile trail shows off one of the country's most stunning structures and the views are bound to get your heart pumping!
The bridge isn't just one of the most famous in the state, but in the country. Considered the first concrete steel composite arch bridge in the United States and boasting the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere, it doesn't take an architect to recognize how impressive it is.
The trail across this world-famous bridge is accessible from the start of the Nevada side of the bridge. The start of the trail contains a free parking lot and portable toilets. Although short, the hike is known to be windy—so come prepared!
As you set off on the trail, you'll head across the bridge towards the Arizona side and enjoy fantastic views of the dam. If you look down, you'll get a jaw-dropping view of the Colorado River 840-feet below. It's certainly a viewpoint you'll remember.
It's one thing to see photographs of this world wonder, but it's another thing entirely to see it like this. It's not just the views of the dam you'll enjoy. On top of that, you'll be treated to the incredible scenery of Black Canyon and Lake Mead. This is one region of Nevada we definitely consider ourselves lucky to experience.
For those who don't mind magnificent heights and enjoy the significance behind one of our state's most notable attractions, completing the Bridge Bypass Trail is simply a must. Be sure not to forget your camera because this is one experience you'll want to be sure you can look back on forever.
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