Cranes Nest Road

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Cranes Nest Road begins right off of US 93 and falls within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There is no fee or permit needed to run this trail. The deep sand and gravel mix trail will take you close to the Colorado River. The vehicle trail stops 0.4 miles from the river due to boulders in the wash, but you can hike the remaining distance. There is a designated camping location just before the end of the vehicle trail. The trail can be run in 2WD; however, having 4WD is recommended as the sand gets deeper further into the trail.