Echo Bay Wash

4/5 (2 reviews)
Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 01/15/2019

Trail Information


Echo Bay Wash is located east of Las Vegas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area(LMNRA). It is located near the historical site of Fort Callville. The LMNRA, operated by the National Park Service is located in both Nevada and Arizona. It follows the Colorado River corridor. The LMNRA includes Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, both reservoirs created by Hoover and Davis Dams plus their surrounding areas. Lake Mead was formed in 1935, less than a year before Hoover Dam construction was finished. In 1964, Congress approved the expanded area as the first National Recreation Area. Anson Call traveled down the Virgin River and then followed Echo Wash and ultimately to the Colorado River where he established Callville, initially as a port and finally as a military outpost. Some of the famous travelers in the Echo Bay/Wash area include John Wesley Powell, Armijo, Smith and Ogden due to the merging of the Colorado and Virgin Rivers. Unfortunately the resort and marina in the area closed in early 2013.

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4/5 (2)
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I ran this as a continuation of the Bitter Springs Trail. One of the most interesting things I found about running this was where the water shows on the map compared to where the water's edge is actually located. I had never been that close to Lake Mead to see how much the water has actually dropped. Lot's of "relics" to see on this trail of what used to be. Neat trail but concerning about the water!
Official Crew
Visited: 04/24/2016

It was a beautiful day in Las Vegas, so I decided to check out a few trails today to see how they held up after the winter and recent heavy rains. The were no dramatic changes to the trail until near the end point. The vegetation has grown and there were a few bigger washes thave have shortened the distance that you can go. I was unable to clearly see the water this time, even standing on top of my Jeep.

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