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4 Hours


A nice morning hike up the river mountains. Enjoy views in every direction as the sunrise compliments a breakfast of berries, bagels & schmear.



$169 / person


4 Hours

About the Experience

This beginner friendly hike is a nice way to start the day, with a 360 degree scenic reward at the top.

The river mountain trail starts in the foothills of Bootleg Canyon, where both mountain bikers and bighorn sheep try their luck on the narrow trails and jutting rocks. You will fit your daypacks and begin the approach from the trailhead at the base of the mountains.

The walk starts out leisurely, as the trail winds past desert homes and bike routes. Those sights fall from view quickly, as you begin to gain altitude and start up the trail. Winding around rocks, creosote bushes, and the occasional cactus, the trail makes it's way upward to the summit of Black Mountain.

A short break at the top allows us to take in the scenery before moving across the saddle toward the final summit destination, where a light breakfast can be enjoyed with the views of Lake Mead.

This trail is roughly 5-6 miles roundtrip and is beginner friendly, but you will definitely get your legs moving and your heart pumping with the 1,200' elevation gain/loss. Join us for a morning workout in the river mountains!


- Hiking
- Scenery
- Photography


Easy - Moderate


Beginner friendly, no previous experience required. Required minimum age: 12+ years

Neil Kesterson

Packing Your Gear

Come prepared. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, which will help keep you comfortable while enjoying the outdoors. Feel free to bring what suits your needs.

Packing List

- Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
- Dress in layers
- Hiking shoes (no flip flops)
- Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
- Camera
- Spending cash for souvenirs & tips*

In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
- Gloves

* Gratuities for guides range from
10%-20% of trip cost

Hikers exploring trails while on a guided tour near Lake Mead

Joe Hjortshoj

Hikers take a break at the entrance to the river mountain trail

Joyce Kehoe


- Professional Guide
- Daypack
- Trekking poles
- Snacks, bottled water
- Lunch
- All permits, park fees
- Hotel transportation from Las Vegas Strip

*Gratuity not included

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