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It’s the first week of June and the thermometer reads 107 for our visit. From the end if the dirt road, it’s a 2.5 mile hike....not much to see. Still worth the drive out there just to envision what the Mormons considered a lush valley....More
Very educational. There are podiums with information throughout the trail. Ahead of time I printed out a 6 page brochure on the trail. Which had a "city map" of the town. So I used that to walk the city blocks. It was really neat to...More
One citizen of St Thomas woke up to find Lake Mead had arrived in his living room! This little town had everything-agriculture, mining, a school, a market and ice cream parlor, and a hotel for the tourist trade. Then the government decided to build a...More
Sorry, but we were a bit disappointed in this "Ghost Town". A dirt/gravel road (no need for four wheel drive, hard packed dirt/gravel) winds some 5 miles(?) or so off the main paved road and dead ends at a parking area with information posters etc....More
St Thomas was founded by LDS church in the late 1800, after a dispute over boarders and taxes, the LDS left. and the town carried on creating an oasis in the desert. In the 1930 the town was ordered to evacuate because of the Hoover...More
St Thomas Ghost Town is located about 7 miles southeast of Overton. From Las Vegas, about 65 miles northeast via Interstate 15 and the Valley of Fire Highway. It’s at the edge of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and does not require an entry...More
Covered by Lake Mead when the Hoover Dam was built, St. Thomas is now accessible due to the lakes falling level. After being submerged for so long only the foundations of many buildings are left but if you are into history and exploring interesting places...More