Field Trip Friday by David Hall
with Fox 5 KVVU-TV in Las Vegas.
Visiting Laughlin — our
Jewel of the Desert and Magical Oasis.
There’s always something to do in Laughlin, perhaps hiking the Grapevine Trails or strolling down the river walk.
Of course we have lots of fun
“one armed bandits” in all the casinos,
many bars and clubs —
each property has something unique
and special about it, and what they offer.
Bring your clubs and head on over
to one of our golf courses!
You can either haul your own jetski in,
or rent one from a wide range of companies!
You can visit the beautiful Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails, and even plan a picnic or a simple fun day at Pyramid Canyon where you can also see Davis Dam.
When we’ve come to Laughlin in the past, we always just had the Riverwalk for the Colorado River view when walking. This path is way more enjoyable and less crowded than walking behind the casinos. We drove down from the Harrah’s casino and parked in the lot by the visitor center, at the base of the bridge crossing Hwy163. From there you start walking north towards the Davis Dam. I am not complaining, but this may be the most overbuilt park I have ever seen. The asphalt path has got to be 8-10 feet wide. There were several shelters with benches and charcoal grills throughout the 2 mile (?) path. There were some spots that the river was accessible. At the Davis Dam end, there is a playground with a water fountain area to cool off in. Restrooms are available at both ends of the trail. It really is a nice stroll walking through a desert atmosphere, but also seeing the Colorado River. This really was one of my favorite walking trails, serene.