Portland Mine Traverse

Total Miles


1,158.75 ft


2.5 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

This 21.7 point-to-point trail begins off the Lake Mead View Trail (which actually overlooks Lake Mohave) and ends near Katherine's Landing. The trail takes you through the Black Mountain range and passes by the Portland Mine (currently idle). The trail enters the Lake Mead Recreational Area at approx 8.6 miles.

Photos of Portland Mine Traverse

Portland Mine Traverse
Portland Mine Traverse
Portland Mine Traverse


Easily passable by STOCK AWD or 4WD vehicles.

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Access Description

Take Cottonwood Road off US 93, and take either the east (shorter and easier) or the west (much better scenic views) of the Lake Mead View Trail. Enter at Lost Cabin Spring.

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