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St. Thomas Ghost Town, NV

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,220 feet
Accumulated Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.67
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins & Historic
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5  2014-09-21 autumnstars
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Dec
Sun  5:19am - 5:47pm
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St Thomas was established near the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers in the 1860s and eventually became a well known stop-over between LA and Salt Lake City.
While the Hoover Dam was being built, the government purchased the entire town and relocated all the residents, including the cemetery. As Lake Mead filled, the town was abandoned and eventually covered by up to 60 ft of water. The recent decline in Lake Mead's level has re-exposed the town, and you can now wander among the remains.
If you go, be sure to download the nice pdf about the site from Lake Mead's website - there are none available at the trail head.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


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    Lake Mead NRA National Park
    Lake Mead Fees & Permits


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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

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