Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Beyond the Neon.......Part 1, Trails

Beyond the Neon.......Part 1, Trails

I have mentioned in my previous blogs about all the activities here in Las Vegas, other than gambling.  Now that the swim season is wrapping up with the cooler 70s & 80s here in the valley, it is time to enjoy even more of the outdoors......during the 'Second Spring' of the year.

 River Mountain Trail, Henderson, NV

The River Mountain Trail  I've mentioned before, will be approximately 35 miles in length when completed and connect Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas and Boulder City.  But wait, there's still more......a LOT more.

 

Right now, the Las Vegas Valley has over 750 miles of  shared use trails. They snake their way all over the valley and include hiking, biking and even some equestrian. Since the trails do not interconnect, plans are being made to connect them to make them more convenient for people to use.  They want people to walk out their door and get onto a trail.  These trails will not just be on the outskirts but right through the city.  What a wonderful place to call home!  

 

Story and Video here at KTNV

Comment balloon 13 commentsRoberta LaRocca • October 19 2007 12:56AM

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Thanks for sharing the information and for the photo.
Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

Looks beautiful, and sounds even better. Its nice outside here in Phoenix too. Good Post

Posted by Ulises Romo (Realty One Group) almost 12 years ago

Great spot Thanks for the info and photos

Posted by Richard Perkins (R PERKINS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
I am wondering what type of vegetation grows there.  I see alot of power lines what are those for?  Are they from the Hoover Dam?
Posted by Gary Bland R (S) E-Pro, ABR (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago
It is wonderful to love where we live?  Great pictures.  Did you take them? 
Posted by Cindy Saling, Smooth Saling with Cindy Saling (Award Realty) almost 12 years ago

Bob and Carolin:  Your welcome.  We walk our dog along that trail a lot

Ulises: Actually, Phoenix was where I wanted to move when we moved west but my husband wanted to come to Vegas.  I think the 2 are very similar.

Richard: Glad you liked it.

Cindy: Yes it is wonderful!  My husband took the picture, I am not a good photographer!

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
Gary:The power lines do run to Hoover Dam.  As far as the vegetation, there is too many to list but in North Las Vegas there is a desert demonstration with 75 native species of plants.  My next blog will be about the Springs Preserve that is right here in Las Vegas, so be sure to check it out.  Here is a link to see Las Vegas vegetation. http://www.birdandhike.com/Veg/Veg_index.htm
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
Great story and thanks for sharing more of your city. I'm sure potential client's will find your information useful
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 12 years ago
Sally: I always like to share all the fun stuff that there is to do when you live in Vegas.
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
ROBERTA:  This is a really cool idea to promote Las Vegas.  I used to come to Vegas every year for a tradeshow when I worked in the music business.  It didn't leave much opportunity to travel outside of the strip.  Vegas has always been a favorite place of mine to visit, but I usually got burned out after about 5 days.  You've shown that living in Vegas is not all about what many people perceive.  Nice job!
Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) almost 12 years ago
Adam: Yes it is a pleasant experience once you get off the strip. I am not a big gambler and I do have kids, so I did a lot of research before moving here.  I was really surprised at how much there was to offer  besides gambling.
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

You say swim season is ending and at 80 we head out to the pool - lol...We did a water park there in Vegas about 8 years ago and we went in late September and had a blast because it as 85° and there was only 4 other people there, until a Japanese game show arrived and had people blindfolded and sent them down the ramp of the giant waterslide. It was so dang funny!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

Todd:I am originally from PA, so I understand what you are saying about the temperature.  I swam until late November the first year I was here, now I won't swim unless it's above 90 degrees! 

 The water park you went to is gone.  There are plans to put a condo/hotel there but they are waiting for approvals.  So, unfortunately we have no water parks right now.  But, Las Vegas Wet is supposed to open by 2011 which is a water park and  a snow dome with indoor skiing.  Check out the link for it.  http://www.lasvegaswet.com/index.php

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

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