New National Recreation Trail Designated in Nevada

LAS VEGAS -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced the designation of a national recreation trail in Nevada.

The River Mountains Loop Trail is a 35-mile, paved trail surrounding the River Mountains. It connects Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Boulder City and Henderson to the rest of the Las Vegas area.

The trail features interpretive exhibits and several views. It is completely separate from highway traffic. Salazar this week announced the designation of 31 new national recreation trails in 15 states. The designations add more than 716 miles of trails to the National Trails System.

National Trails Day is June 5. More than 1,000 trails have been designated, totaling more than 12,500 miles. The trail will receive national recreation trail markers.

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