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VegasHikers Message Board Hiking and Outdoors Related Discussion › Gold Strike Trail Emergency Closure

Gold Strike Trail Emergency Closure

Las Vegas, NV
Below is a message that was sent to the VegasHikers Co-Organizers.
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Good afternoon, All.

Just wanted to inform the group that affective this evening (30 July 2014), an emergency closure has been enacted for the Gold Strike Canyon. This emergency closure will remain in effect until the end of August. The reason for the closure is for safety reasons. The canyon temperatures have exceeded 130 degrees on numerous occasions this summer.

A gate has been installed at the vehicle access to the trail head. Violation of this closure notice can result in a fine of up to $5000 and jail time. This closure will be enforced by the National Park Service and the Hoover Dam Police Department.

Please pass this information to the members of this group.


Dennis Shotwell
Deputy Chief of Police
Hoover Dam Police Department
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Have fun this summer and more importantly, be safe.
"Excursion" Jeff Brew
A former member
Post #: 48
Anyone who wants to hike in Lake Mead in August needs a reality check!
Cynthia D.
Grapevine, TX
Post #: 926
In 2013, the Park Service logged 17 incidents on those trails resulting in 31 patients, five medical transports and one death.
So far this year, the same areas have seen 37 incidents involving 35 patients, 13 medical transports and three deaths.

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