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guided hike

Lake Mead, its people, and the land

guided hike

Lake Mead, its people, and the land

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Lake Mead, its people, and the land

guided hike

Lake Mead, its people, and the land

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We go off trail, with minimal disturbance. As we proceed through the hike we discuss the flora & fauna, geology, presence of dinosaurs, native history of the area, modern history of man in the area 90 - 100 years ago. We travel through historical places, as we share the human stories of those who walked their before us. The stories of those who built Hoover Dam and their families who lived in shacks in the desert, are an important foundation to our tours, in addition to the educational aspects. We go slow, at the guests pace, in mostly uninhabited places, to deliver an experience far away from a crowded, public tour.

Your host

Learn more about Capt. Daniel

Capt. Daniel

I spent my youth on the fertile lands of Northwestern Illinois. As a child I would explore the low lying floodplain of the family farm. The wildlife and natural resources there would become an important aspect of my formative years. Having spent 11 years in tourism at Lake Mead in S. Nevada, and 5 years in Alaska tourism, my passion to learn the S. Nevada natural landscape became a passion too great not to share. The human stories of those who built Hoover Dam, and those who fled St. Thomas intrigued me. I walk where they walked, and I love telling their stories...

What's included

Drinks
Bottled water will be available at the beginning and end of the trip.

Where you'll be

We will go off trail along the southwestern edge of the upper shoreline of Lake Mead, in Southern Nevada. By doing so, we walk where the families of those who built Hoover Dam camped in the early 1930's. We have identified fire pits where they camped, amongst our educational hiking experience. We will do a 2.5 mile loop through the area foothills below the historic railroad bed used to build the dam.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. An interest in history and/or desert ecology is required.

More tips

Bring your own water, in addition to our provided. Bringing healthy snacks is encouraged. Be prepared for the desert sun. Bring sun-blocking preferences. Enclosed shoes are needed - athletic or hiking

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Capt. Daniel
Lake Mead, its people, and the land
New experience
£52/person
New experience
£52/person