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Underwater town unravelled!

St Thomas Ghost Town is located about 7 miles southeast of Overton. From Las Vegas, about 65 miles... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2017
Sally T
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nice area not much to see

It is a nice open area hike but little to see and not very interesting. There are other nicer hikes... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
64falcon260
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

It is a nice open area hike but little to see and not very interesting. There are other nicer hikes in wave of fire park.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Char C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

A neat little stroll though history. My boys (12 and 15) enjoyed it. We took the. Boys and dog for an afternoon adventure. The drive there is beautiful also.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gallaghera416
Reviewed January 16, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
11  Thank Sally T
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Not much to see here. Old foundations are visible at a distance unless you want to hike a mile or more to the dry lake bottom. If you want to take the hike, go early or on a cooler day.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Lester S
Reviewed October 8, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
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