Although still under construction, much of the Amargosa Trail is open in several disconnected segments stretching across Henderson, which lies just south of Las Vegas. Trail-goers should note that there are several street crossings along the route and little shade. When complete, the trail will feature educational kiosks and interpretive signage on the desert tortoise and other native wildlife and plants.
There are several points to begin your journey and planned trailheads will offer restrooms and parking. The easternmost endpoint starts at the intersection of Ione Road and South Eastern Avenue. You'll follow Ione Road east through residential areas to end at Cactus Wren Park, off St. Rose Parkway. The park offers many recreational amenities, including ball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic tables and a playground.
Pick up the trail on the other side of the parkway at Coronado Center Drive to continue your journey east to the S. Green Valley Parkway. Cross the parkway and you'll enter the sprawling Henderson Multigenerational Center, one of the largest recreational facilities in Nevada, which includes an art gallery, three pools, a fitness center and dance room.
On the other side of the complex, the trail picks up again at Paseo Verde Parkway. The next major highlight you'll come to is Paseo Verde Park, offering 9 acres to play in with ball fields, horseshoe pits, and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
After a wide gap (divided by S. Arroyo Grande Boulevard), you can pick up the trail again at the roundabout at the end of Verde Triandos Drive. You'll be just north of Foothills Plaza and will also come to shopping and restaurants along S. Stephanie Street.
Further east, another segment begins at Drawback Street and runs parallel to Casady Hollow Avenue to its end at the grounds of Black Mountain Christian School.
The westernmost segment approaches the base of the surrounding McCullough Range. The more adventurous can take an unpaved mountain biking trail of the same name from here for 2.5 miles south into the foothills. Those who can make the steep climb will be rewarded with outstanding views of the city.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking can be found at multiple points along the trail:
- Cactus Wren Park (2900 Ivanpah Drive)
- Henderson Multigenerational Center (250 South Green Valley Parkway)
- Paseo Verde Park (1851 Paseo Verde Parkway)
Nice Urban Trail
This Urban Trail now has a bridge over St Rose Parkway making it continues from South Eastern Ave to the east crossing of Paseo Verde Parkway, then follows the Prkwy to S Valle Verde Dr. Work in progress on other parts of the Trail. Some street crossing ...