Las Vegas: Liberty Bell Arch Trail

This 4.4-mile hike leads to splendid red rock formations, a beautiful mesa overlooking the Colorado River, and a dose of gold-mining history.
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This 4.4-mile hike leads to splendid red rock formations, a beautiful mesa overlooking the Colorado River, and a dose of gold-mining history.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.5

Waypoints

LBT002

Location: 35.982052, -114.709984

Mining road narrows to rocky trail

LBT006

Location: 35.977379, -114.716248

Bigger abandoned mine and equipment

LBT001

Location: 35.984165, -114.707703

Trailhead: Head W along an old mining road

LBT005

Location: 35.97718, -114.713531

Green rocky rubbish and rusty mining equipment

LBT004

Location: 35.977757, -114.713585

Old gold mine

LBT010

Location: 35.969925, -114.727135

Photo Op: The bluish green Colorado River carves through a rugged volcanic landscape; return to car

LBT008

Location: 35.974094, -114.723686

Liberty Bell Arch: A huge gap in the brownish red rock looks remarkably like the Liberty Bell--even the bell clapper is present. Optional: Take a sidetrip to the foot of the arch.

LBT007

Location: 35.976067, -114.719818

Trail winds W across desert, gradually climbing a wide plateau

LBT009

Location: 35.972389, -114.723518

Stay SW on main track; big views begin to open up behind you

LBT003

Location: 35.980164, -114.711449

Continue SW into a mostly bare moonscape desert