Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the country, which means that it has become an aquatic playground for travelers of all ages who want to enjoy life on the water. Boating has long been a favorite activity among Lake Mead visitors, but there's plenty of other options to fill your time there.
Here are three things to do that do not involve boating on Lake Mead:
Hike the Historic Railroad Trail
The Historic Railroad Trail is an easy hiking trail that is suitable for people of all ages and all skill levels, making this one of the best family-friendly activities at Lake Mead. In total, the trail spans just more than 7 miles. It is a paved trail that winds through several tunnels of the Hoover Dam, giving visitors an inside glimpse at the area surrounding the dam.
Raft Down the Colorado River
The Colorado River winds through the Black Canyon and leads to the waters of Lake Mead. While there are many ways to see this majestic river from a distance, there's no better way to experience it than by embarking on a guided rafting adventure. Black Canyon River Adventures offers a guided raft tour that goes through the canyon itself and ends at Lake Mead, where visitors get a glimpse of the Hoover Dam that many others never have the chance to see.
Go Horseback Riding
Many of the trails in the Lake Mead Recreational Area are suitable for horseback riding. Experienced riders can venture out on their own, but those who are not as confident in their horseback riding skills can book a guided tour along the easiest trails. These guided tours can last the entire day, so be sure to plan accordingly.
While you will surely want to spend plenty of hours boating and fishing on the crystal blue waters of Lake Mead, you won't want to miss out on the chance to explore this expansive National Recreation Area. Whether you are staying for the weekend or unpacking for the week, be sure to add a few of these activities to your itinerary.
To book your Colorado River rafting experience, contact Black Canyon River Adventures today.